When it comes to learning some of the tricks that your dog will learn can be actually entertaining. Apart from being cute training your dog to turn in circles or dance, offering high-fives and many other things can serve some purpose when it comes to training.

A few of my clients believe that it’s silly to suggest teaching their pets some “tricks.” For all they’re just looking for to have a happy, confident pet; they don’t want Fido doing handstands or skateboarding (by the way, these are all tricks that my dog can perform). At the end of the day, they are amazed by how often their dogs are able to apply these tricks to their daily life. They also are eager to learn more. Why is it crucial that your dog learn more than the fundamental cues like “sit,” “come,” and “stay?”

A technique that has been learned will help dogs become more confident when exploring new places and in situations that are uncertain or in situations where they might get too enthusiastic. When dogs are anxious, they can become stuck and trapped. When we reinforce a trick they know and get their feet and brains to be working and moving.

For instance, If a dog is too focused on another dog, prior to when they bark at me, I’d suggest giving them a “touch” or “watch” and then rewarding them. This will draw their attention away from the cue, not the dog in front of them. Three simple tricks use to teach my dogs all over the ages. you can teach these to your dog too. Make sure you have all your treats prepared.


Begin by placing your hands and palm towards your dog — two centimeters away from the dog’s nose. Naturally, they will be drawn to sniff, and maybe, even touch your hand. If they do, tell them “good” and give them a reward. Repeat this several times over the following days. When your dog has the hang of it, it’s time to push it further. Start by putting your hand towards their face, and rewarding them whenever they make contact.

If your dog’s paws or licks your hand, remove your hand to try it again. This is known as an “offering.” The dog may be offering different behaviors to see if they can bring them a treat. Do not reward these actions. When your dog is touching on a regular basis, you can begin to say “touch” whenever you hold your hand. Then slowly move your hands further from your pet. Soon you can see your pet running around the room, begging to “touch.”

Spin in a Circle

I enjoy doing this with dogs, it’s healthy for them and helps them loosen their body while they spin and spin around. Bring your treat to your dog, and then, at the height of your nose the dog with it, and then let your dog follow along with the treats in the form of a circle. When your dog has completed the circle, offer them the reward. If your dog isn’t performing a complete circle, cut it up into smaller segments: Give them rewards even if they are beginning to complete the circle. If you notice your dog bouncing up for the treat, then the treat is too high make sure you keep the treat at the same height as the dog’s nose.

Shake a Paw

A classic. You can place a treat in your closed fist, then give the treat to your dog. place your hand on the floor and remain patient. If they bite your hand and then leave it, ignore them. If they are pawing at your hands, offer them an incentive. Repeat this several times. If your dog first touches your hand ensure that you immediately reward them. After that, try switching to a hand that is open with the palm facing up and observe if they give the same hand! The paws will be shaking faster than you realize.

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