Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Cutest Dog Trick

February is Dog Training Education Month!

Many of us have been sharing tips and information about dog training this month. 

Last week I wrote a blog post about how dog training should be a lifelong activity for your dog, training isn't just for puppies!  I included links to blog posts with tips on how to address some common behavior issues through training, like leash pulling and jumping up on people.

The most fun type of training is Tricks Training!  Here's a short video of my favorite dog trick, WHERE'S MY DOG?? 


This trick always gets a lot of laughs.  I hope it makes you smile!

This trick is taught using 2 treats, one in each hand:
 
* From a sit/stay and with your back to your dog a couple of feet away from her,

* Lure your dog towards the back of your legs using 1 hand and 1 treat,

* As she approaches your legs switch hands and continue the lure with your other hand & treat, luring her all the way through your legs.  Mark the behavior (you continually face forward).  If she tries to go around you instead of going through your legs, do not treat but start again & continue the treat lure  all the way through your legs.

* Once she has the entire movement down, add the verbal cue "Where's My Dog?" at the beginning of the trick while she's in the Sit/Stay position.  Phase out the two treat lure, treating only after she completes the entire sequence of the trick.  Have Fun!!

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14 comments:

  1. That is a super cute trick! Great job!

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  2. Aw, I love this trick! Great job, Isis!!

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  3. So fun to teach them tricks and bond during that time.

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    1. I love tricks training! It really is fun - no frustrations or bad behavior being addressed, just pure fun & bonding!

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  4. That was super sweet. I may have to try this one with Jaxson

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    1. Give it a try, I bet Jaxson will do great. If you do it, post a video on your blog I'd love to see it!

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  5. I agree, that is the cutest trick! I have to try it with Bentley and Pierre! Thanks for the instructions. ☺

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    1. Thanks!! I'd love to see the boys doing this trick, if you try it post a video!

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    1. Thank you Kari! I've actually changed her name to "Icy". Sadly, some people were making mean comments about her name due to current events in the news )-:

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