If you have a dog in your home and you want a healthy bonding teach them some tricks. Tricks are like puzzles to the dogs and teaching those tricks is a challenge for both the dog and for you. For teaching a specific trick tries to follow a mantra that is some specific action or reward. This can indicate to the dog that he is doing all that his master wants him to do. Timings and consistency are everything. Follow the same action every time the dog follows the trick and reward him instantly with a loving pat on his back. Teaching a dog is a difficult task, but do not worry, we will tell you a complete guide about how to teach your dog tricks.
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How to teach your Dog Tricks ( 10 basic Tricks)
You also wanted to teach your dog some basic tricks and you are wondering how? You are in the right place now. We will let you know how to teach 10 basic tricks to your lovely dog.
Your dog may kiss you unlimitedly during your day but now you can kiss your dog on command.
Step 1: Keep yourself ready with sticky tape, a clicker, and a treat for your dog.
Step 2: Stick a piece of tape on one hand and hold a clicker on your other hand.
Step3: Click the clicker immediately every time the dog touches the tape that sticks to your hand. And after the action treat her immediately with her treat
Step 4: Repeat the process several times.
Step5: Now specify the action with the name like “kiss” and repeat the above procedure.
Step 6: Now stick that tape on your cheek and keep giving the command and treating her.
Step 7: Now try it without the tape.
After this practice, you’ll have kisses from your dog on command.
This is one of the most complicated tricks to do with your dog. Sometimes it needs some extra patience to teach your dog to bark on command.
Step1: Keep yourself ready with some treats.
Step 2: Give your pet a treat of her choice at first she barks naturally.
Step3: Follow the procedure every time the dog barks.
Step4: Now try to command her “bark” and notice whether she barks or not if she did give a treat and a nice pat
Step5: Practice the technique several times.
Shake hand is one of the cutest jesters a pet can ever do. It looks so fascinating when a dog shakes his paw on your command.
This trick is really easy to teach.
Step 1: Keep yourself ready with a treat. All the dogs naturally have the habit of placing their paw on their master’s hand.
Step 2: Whenever the dog places her paw on your hand entertained her with her treat.
Step 3: Now try to practice with the command that is “shake hand” and entertained her every time she responses perfectly.
Step 4: Repeat the procedure several times.
While fetch is a classic game it doesn’t come naturally to the dogs. It is a trick that has to be learned. Teaching this trick is pretty difficult because some dogs are not interested in the toys sometimes they fetch the toy and don’t bring it back and do certain things like that.
Step 1: It is first important to make your dog interested in fetching the toy try to choose a toy that looks attractive. Your dog will run towards the attractive toy and then teach the fetch game to her.
Step 2: Place the toy infringe of the dog and let it play for some time with that toy
Step 3: Once the dog starts playing with that toy throw it away. When the dog fetches the toy pull her backward and entertain her with some treat. Repeat the process several times.
Step 4: Now try the same procedure with a command.
Step 5: Practice it again and again. This may take a longer time in comparison to the other tricks.
Rollover may seem like a difficult trick to teach but it is a simple one to do. Teach your dog in the following precise steps.
Step 1: Keep yourself ready with an easy-to-eat treat for your dog.
Step 2: Supply the treat to your dog when she lays on the ground at first.
Step 3: Offer her a treat the second time when she lays backward and the third time again when she rolls to the forward sleeping position.
Step 4: Repeat the process several times until your dog learn the tricks
Play dead is a great trick to impress your family and friends. Unlike the simple commands of shake hands and sitting this trick may take a while and it is laborious teaching as well. For teaching this trick both the dog and the master need some patience. Follow the following steps to make your pet perfect in playing dead.
Step 1: Get yourself ready with a treat.
Step 2: Reinforce the base position and teach him to relax naturally in that position. Once he does so give him some treats.
Step3: Supply the treats from head to their shoulder so he learns how to get a perfect position.
Step 4: Now add a command of release, doing that same procedure.
Step 5: Repeat the procedure several times until the dog learns the trick.
Getting your dog to spin on command is a very known dog trick. At first, it looks so complicated to get your dog spin but can be learned easily once started.
Step 1: Keep yourself ready with the treat and a clicker
Step 2: Supply the treat at the beginning of the spin and then feed the treat when the spin round gets completed. Immediately click the clicker when the spin gets completed.
Step 3: After practicing several times now try to do it with the command that “spin” while feeding the first treat and end the spin with the treat and a click.
Step 4: Repeat the procedure several times until the dog gets professional.
8.Stand on hind legs:
This trick may seem like a difficult one to teach and some people while teaching this trick lose hope and left it to a professional trainer. This is not that difficult if you are a persistent and patient trainer.
Big or small any dog can do the trick if its parent is determined. Follow the following steps to your dog the trick:
Step 1: First of all, teach how to stand tall. Feed the treat at the point on the dog’s head where he stands straight in an upright position.
Step 2: Once you achieve success in making him stand in an upright position make it a little harder. Now feed the treat at the top of her head in a little higher position so she does struggle to fetch the treat and try to stand on her hind leg.
Step 3: Do the same several times.
Step 4: Now build the duration of her stand by keeping the treat on her head for a longer time.
Step 5: Now make the feeding less obvious so that the fog learns to do the trick without the food too.
Step 6: Practice the same procedure with a command now.
Making your dog sit pretty is a cute trick to do with your pet. This will help you to make fascinating photos of your dog and this will build the muscles in your dog too.
Follow the following procedure for teaching the trick to your dog.
Step 1: Try to teach the trick on a rough surface so that your dog don get a slip.
Step 2: Keep the treat onto the nose of your dog and kept it there until she doesn’t get the right position. Once he achieves so, click the clicker and say” yes”
Step 3: Most of the dogs don’t have the mussels so for them this trick may take a longer time in comparison to the others that have build-up muscles.
Step 4: Reaper the simple processors several times and in the end practice the trick by making the treatment less obvious to the dog.
Naturally, dogs have the habit to put their paws around you but how adorable it is to have a hug from your loved pet on demand. This trick is a simple and easy trick to teach and learn. Follow the following procedure for teaching the trick to your dog.
Step 1: First teach the dog how to sit pretty.
Step 2: Now when she learns how to sit pretty start the hugging action. Keeping her in the sit pretty position hug her with her paws on your shoulder and then clicks the clicker and feed her treat.
Step 3: Do the procedure several times to have accuracy.
Sometimes your dog doesn’t get comfortable when you hug her or keep your head on hers, on the point leave the practice behind and wait for some other suitable day to practice that trick.
What are the five easy tricks for dogs to teach?
The easiest tricks to teach are:
- High five
- Shake hand
- Sit pretty
- Bark (speak)
At what age should you start teaching your dog tricks?
Young puppies have very little attention span so don’t expect so much from the tiny ones. The professional training session starts at the age of 6 months.
Why tricks training are important?
Most of the professional trainers train their dogs every week. Teaching tricks to your dogs is important because
- It exercises the mind of the animal
- Gives a mental break to both you and your pet
- Keeps you positive
- Strengthen your bond with your dog
- Exposure to new training techniques
Mind exercises: In the case of mental exercise, the scenario is similar to that of humans. we start teaching our child from their childhood some little things which will help them afterward and grow their mind. The same is for the dog teaching some basic tricks from the beginning makes them sharp and they’ll learn the complicated tricks with little effort afterward. Tricks teaching makes their minds bloom more healthily.
Mental break: In a master and dog’s bond a time arrives when dogs start avoiding their master and starting to walk away from them. Have you ever wonder why this happens? This is because you may be struggling for something that is even challenging for the dog itself and the dog’s brain gets exhausted. Other times you may be working on a thing that she has down-pat and she said enough is enough and walks away from you.
In both cases, if you break up their tedious behaviour and try to do the same thing in a friendly manner the dog will remain to engage in the activity for a longer time. This technique makes trick teaching a fun activity for both you and your dog.
Strengthen the bond: Most appealing thing about the trainer and the dog is that it can strengthen your bond. When you teach your dog with fewer rules and award her more this practice will bring her closer to you. Your positive attitude during the training is another important factor for strengthening the bond.
“A happy trainer has a happy dog”
New techniques: While training your dog some new tricks you will come across many methods of teaching as every dog has different mental capacity and different picking same like that of human humans. Trying different techniques for your dogs will expose you to different techniques that you will guide to your friends and family those who have dogs in their homes.
It is observed that teaching tricks to dogs is not a laborious task to do if you are patient and persistent. Just what you have to do is to keep your mind cool while teaching and adopt friendly behaviour.
Teaching tricks to your dog is not only healthy for your dog but also a mind fresher for you too.
Don’t consider yourself the master of your dog instead keeps your dog the closest to you
“When I needed a hand I find your paw”
Albert James is a dog owner and veterinarian by profession. He loves to write about dogs. He can also provide you solutions about your dog’s health.