Training Your Pet Guinea Pig To Do Tricks
Positive reinforcement works best when trying to teach your guinea pig tricks. If you try to scold or punish your piggy, then he will associate that negativity with you, and in turn he will be afraid of you. When your guinea learns a new trick or does something good, reward him with a treat, praise, or petting. This will get your guinea pig to be the most responsive.
Tricks to Teach
The most important thing to know before starting to teach your guinea pig tricks is don't force your guinea to train if it is still skittish. Before training for tricks, you must first tame your guinea pig. One of the easiest tricks to teach your piggy is to come when he is called. Simply say your guinea pig's name and offer him a treat. Once he gets used to coming to you, trade the treat for petting or praising. Another thing to do is get your guinea to beg. It's the same concept, only you hold the treat up out of the pig's reach until he sits up. One last trick to teach your guinea pig is how to go in a circle. Just slowly rotate the treat around the guinea while he's nibbling on it. Once he's used to that, get the treat out of reach and have him follow it. Every time he goes in a circle, say "circle." After several training sessions you should be able to move your hand around the guinea, saying "circle", and have him follow you. I hope this helps all the aspiring guinea pig trainers out there!