6 impressive tricks to teach your dog.

6 impressive tricks to teach your dog.

 

Hi guys, and welcome back to my blog. Last week we looked at dogs, and labradors specifically.  And this week I thought we could look at another hobby involving dogs, which is dog training. I found some great second hand dog training books online, and have read through them and wanted to share with you my favourite tricks.

 

Tricks List


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  1. Kisses.


    One of the sweetest tricks to teach a dog, and one kids and grown ups will love.  

    To teach your dog this trick you need double sided sticky tape, treats and a clicker.

    - Hold a treat in front of your face, and say the command.  
    - Face your cheek towards the dog, and wait till he touches your cheek with his nose.
    - When he makes contact, turn your face away and give him the treat before he licks you.
    - This will teach him that all he has to do to get a reward is to touch his nose against your cheek.  
    - If you would rather a kiss was a lick then you need to keep going and get him to lick your face.

  2. High five.

    Such a simple trick to teach a dog, and one young children will love.

    To teach your dog this trick you will need a treat.

    - Command your dog to sit, and reward him with a treat.  
    - Hold the treat in front of the dog, slightly out of reach.  
    - Say ‘High Five’ and tap your dog's front paw.  At this most dogs will raise their front paw.  
    - As he raises his paw, catch it with your free hand.
    - As soon as contact is made, praise the dog and give him the treat.
    - Repeat until your dog lifts his paw automatically everytime you say the command.  
    - If he is not lifting his paw high enough then tickle the bottom of the paw until he raises it higher.

  3. Dancing.


    Not just a trick for smaller dogs.

    To teach your dog this trick you will need a treat.  

    - Start in the seated position.
    - Raise a treat above your dog's head, and repeat a command to get him to stand up ‘Up’, or ‘Dance’ works well.
    - You may need to keep moving the treat so that your dog gets his balance.  

  4. Salute.

    Incredibly cute way to get your dog to greet family members or friends.  

    - Command your dog to sit, and reward him with a treat.
    - Stick something on top of the dogs brow, such as a Post it note.
    - As your dog lifts his paw to remove it, say the command, praise him and reward him with a treat.  
    - Repeat until you can get your dog to salute on command.

  5. Opening and closing doors.


    Before teaching your dog this trick then you need to make sure that there is no easy way in or out of your house for you dog to use as an escape.

    To teach your dog this trick then you need a tug toy, treat and door.

    - Tie the tug toy to the handle of the door
    - Encourage your dog to play with the tug toy and tug on the door.  
    - As soon as the dog shows interest, praise him and encourage him to play with the tug toy and use it to open or close the door.
    - As soon as he has fully opened the door, give your dog the treat and praise him.  
    - This will keep him fully focused on the job at hand, rather than the treats.
    - Once he has learnt how to open the door, then you should teach the dog to close the door.  To do this hold the treat in your hand.
    - Encourage him to jump at the door, or to tap it with his head to close it.
    - Administer treat.
    - Repeat until perfect

  6. Clean up his/her toys

    If you keep all your dog's toys together in a basket, then this works great at getting the dog to tidy up.

    - Sit on your floor with the dog's basket in front of you.
    - Choose one to and throw it out, across the room.
    - Hopefully your dog will chase the toy.
    - Hold a treat over your dog's toy basket, and call him to come back to you.
    - If he drops the toy before getting to you, then hide the treat.
    - Command him to fetch the toy.
    - When he returns with the toy in his mouth, hold the treat above the toy box, and say the command of your choice.
    - When he drops the toy give him the treat and praise him.
    - Repeat and move the toy box away from you.
    - Sit away from the toy box, and point towards the box, whilst extending your arm with the treat.  
    - Repeat until the room is clean!

 

I’m really hoping these tricks will work with my new labrador puppies when we get them, I’m so excited to finally have a pet to call my own, and to teach some great trick to.