Dog Obedience Training – Fun Dog Tricks

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8/23/2014

Hi and welcome everyone!

From the desk of Sharda Baker.

This is Sharda with dog training newsletter!

Today, we will talk about some fund dog tricks you can teach your pooch!

FUN DOG TRICKS

Every dog needs to know some fun tricks! Here are a few that will keep him—and his audience—entertained!

CIRCLE

Start with your dog facing you.

Take a treat and lead his nose to the right and around your body, slowly.

He will follow the treat behind your back and to the front.

Once he has completed the full circle, praise him and give him a treat.

After he does several successful circles, add the word “circle” right when you begin to move the treat around your body.

CRAWL

Begin by giving your dog the “down” command so he lying all the way down on the floor.

Hold a treat in front of his nose and pull it back towards you.

You will probably need to take a few steps back.

As he is inching towards you, praise him and give him a treat.

After he has done this several times without standing up, add the word “crawl” as you begin to move the treat away from his nose.

FETCH

Begin by holding your dog on the ground and show him the ball. Toss the ball a few feet in front of you. If he doesn’t run to get the ball himself, toss it again but this time run with him.

Once he starts to return it to you every time, start adding the word “fetch.” Of course, praise him and reward him every time he brings you the ball.

Once your dog gets skilled at “fetch,” you can teach him to fetch certain objects such as a newspaper, slippers, etc.

KISS

This is an easy trick, especially if your dog loves to lick your face! Whenever he licks your face, say “give me a kiss.” Praise him and reward him.

PLAY DEAD

Start by giving the “down” command. Once he is on his tummy, gently roll his body so he is lying on his side. Hold his head and body in place for a few seconds.

Then, say “ok” and let him stand up to get his reward. After he does this successfully several times, start adding the words “play dead” as you roll him on his side.

ROLL OVER

Begin by giving the “down” command. Once your dog is on his tummy, kneel down beside him, holding a treat above his nose. Once he is staring at the treat, move it around and behind his head.

He will follow you by lying on his side and then he will roll over completely. Praise him and reward him with the treat. Once he has this trick mastered, start adding the words “roll over” as you move the treat behind his head.

SHAKE

First, give your dog the “sit” command. Then, grab his paw with your hand and hold it for a few seconds. Then praise him and give him a treat. Once he starts to do this regularly, add the word “shake.” Eventually he will be able to do it without you grabbing his paw.

I hope you learned a lot from today’s Dog obedience training newsletter.

I will be back for more!

Warmest regards,
Sharda Baker