Easy Dog Tricks For Fun Training Sessions

One of the most fun things that you can do when you are training your dog is teach your dog how to do dog tricks. There are a great variety of dog tricks that your pooch can do, depending on its size and weight. There are some dog tricks that are more suitable for some dogs than other dogs. If you are uncertain about a dog trick, your dog will show you its preference for one trick over another by its behavior when you try to get the dog to do the trick.


For instance, if a dog is uncomfortable or unable to do a trick, it may refuse to do the trick at all. In this case, you should try another dog trick that is different from that dog trick. This could happen if you were trying to teach your dog to walk or dance on its two hind legs. Some dogs just do not find this to be a comfortable position because of the size of their trunk in comparison to their legs.


Another reason for when a dog does not do a trick is that a dog may want to do the trick but has not caught onto each step of the trick yet. Be patient. If your dog wants to do the trick, you are half way there to teaching your dog the trick.


When you are teaching your dog a new dog trick, make sure that you have fun and are relaxed while you are with your dog. If you get uptight or it becomes a chore for you, your dog will not want to learn the trick or if the dog does want to learn the trick, your attitude may throw the dog off. If one trick doesn’t work, try another trick or another day.


There are some easy dog tricks that you can teach most dogs to do no matter what the size or weight of the dog. Tricks that you can teach a young dog include shaking a paw, wearing clothes and giving you a kiss. When a dog is used to wearing clothes, it can also be taught to be comfortable with different props, too.


Teaching a dog to hold things in its mouth is not as easy with all dogs at first. Not all dogs hold things in their mouth naturally, so you may want to watch your puppy to see if it carries anything in its mouth before teaching it this trick. You will have to first teach the young dog that it can hold things in its mouth before you try to get your dog to hold different objects in its mouth. When a dog knows how to carry items in its mouth, it can be taught to fetch specific items such as the newspaper, slippers or even a beer bottle, all of which can be entertaining and handy.


Other easy tricks that you can teach your pet include rolling over, playing dead and crawling. If your dog doesn’t mind walking on its hind legs, you could teach your dog to push a toy baby cart or shopping cart. Other more advanced dog tricks that you can try include jumping through a hoop, teaching your dog to speak and teaching your dog to sing.


You can have fun when you teach your dog tricks while training your dog to be obedient. Training your dog does not always have to be serious. Your dog will enjoy your attention and making you proud when it can do dog tricks.

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Want to teach your dog the play dead dog trick? Learn how with expert tips on dog tricks in this free pet care and obedience video. Expert: Kim Amatucci Bio: Kim Amatucci is a practicing Pet Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant. She has been training since 2002 and been working with her own pets for the past 13 years. Filmmaker: Travis Waack
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