Being around a dog that can perform various tricks will always be enjoyable and astonishing. Seeing a puppy performing tricks upon command is a joy to behold! But is it possible to teach your dog to shake, kiss and perform puppy pushups without attending high-priced dog classes, or being confused and frustrated? It’s a definite yes! The ability to demonstrate your dog’s clever tricks is an excellent way to show off your bragging rights, but more importantly, it creates an emotional bond between dog and owner-built on trust and patience. Take a look at these five simple dog tricks to get started!
They’re relatively simple to master and can be taught using just a little bit of practice spread out in a short time. They also make excellent foundations for learning other advanced techniques. When you have taught dogs fundamental commands, such as sitting, staying, and down, they’ll be able to accomplish amazing things. Are you skeptical? Watch these easy tutorial videos and experience the difference for yourself. These videos will provide excellent step-by-step instructions on what you can teach your dog basic tricks in a straightforward method.
You and your pet don’t require an elaborate pedigree of formal training to impress your friends and family at your next time. Here are five easy tips to help you and your dog master together! Remember that training should be enjoyable for both the dog and you. Be positive and reward them with lots of food, play, and praise.
To teach your dog to shake or give his paw, it is important to divide it into smaller steps that are easy to follow. The first thing to do is hold some treats of high value up towards the dog’s nose to make it more fragrant and appealing. In the end, he won’t be able to reach the treats with his nose or mouth and will instead use his paw to grasp the treats. This is when you should give him a “Good kid!” and a sweet treat. Once he understands that you are aiming for his paw, you could include an explicit cue. You can create that verbal cue as simple as “Paw,” “Shake,” or “High Five!”
2. Roll Over
It is believed that American Kennel Club trainers use a method known as “luring” to train dogs to move over. First, you need to offer treats directly towards your dog’s nose and then guide her to the down position. Then you can give the treat to your dog. It is then time to grab another snack and gently help her move her head back until her weight shifts so she can roll over onto her side. The last step is to get her to her back with an additional reward and then slowly perform the rollover. You must then set the last reward at the point where her head is so that she can reach it and complete the rollover.
Note that the trainer has multiple treats available so that he’s always ready to start the next stage and doesn’t have to keep searching through his bag of tricks to find new treats. This keeps the dog focused throughout the time of doing the game.
Puppy pushups are a mix of three movements: sit, down, and stand. Teaching the dog’s posture could be accomplished in a variety of ways. The trainer demonstrates how she can teach her dog to sit by capturing the behavior, which rewards pups for showing the behavior on their own and creating that will draw the dog into the seating position. The trainer uses the clicker to signal that behavior; however, words and treats can also work.
The same techniques of capturing and shaping/luring could also be employed to train your puppy to transition into a downward position. Watch the trainer use a verbal cue such as “Down,” just as the puppy can demonstrate the behavior independently or is pulled into the position. If your dog doesn’t wish to go down position, a leg bridge is an effective method of forcing them into the desired position, so they can get the reward they’ve always wanted! To get the dog standing up from an upright position, give a treat or just your hands out of his mouth, and he will be able to stand to reach it. Start marking that standing position using a clear signal.
After your puppy has mastered the three steps and is comfortable with them, puppy pushups can be a repetition of these commands verbally to encourage your dog to master these in quick succession. Simple, yet so adorable!
4. Speak or Sing
Before you train your dog to talk or sing, ensure you think about the possible consequences. If you think your dog’s behavior is good and this is a technique you’re looking to master, This is the best way to go about it! Make sure your dog is seated before you, and then use a specific hand signal, like the goal posts for fingers that the trainer employs on the clip. Watch for a sound to come from your dog. Make sure to reward little mouth movements by giving treats. As time passes, Ask for more time and volume from your pet and reward according to the amount. Make this session enjoyable with your animal by keeping it short and simple and giving many rewards and positive feedback. Your pet will become singing within a matter of minutes!
5. Twirl or Spin
Begin by placing your dog standing. Start by touching the nose of her pet with a treat and gradually entice her to move in the form of a circle. Give your dog a treat when she completes an entire turn while in motion and not just with a sit. Try both directions to find out which direction your dog prefers. Stay with your dog’s preferred direction until she’s got the trick down that she can move in both directions. When your dog is beginning to become familiar with spin, Add the visual signal. The trainer has two fingers pointed downwards and directs her dog to go in the direction of a spin.