7 Easy Tricks to Train Your Dog This Week

Our Trickovation classes offer the ultiamte dog tricks, but sometimes, a simple trick or dog training skill can be enough to keep you from getting stuck. It's important to keep your dog engaged and moving. Offer variety and have fun training your dog. Here are a few examples of things to train or imporve upon this week!

 

 

"Sit" - This is one of the most basic commands that all dogs should know. Start by holding a treat in front of your dog's nose, then slowly raise it above their head. As your dog looks up to follow the treat, their bottom should naturally lower to the ground. As soon as they sit, give them the treat and praise them. "Stay" - This command will help your dog stay in one place, even when distractions are present. Start by having your dog sit, then hold your hand up in front of them and say "stay." Take a few steps away, then return and give them a treat and praise. Gradually increase the distance and duration of the "stay" command. "Come" - This command is essential for keeping your dog safe, as it allows you to recall them to you in any situation. Start by calling your dog's name and saying "come" in an excited tone. Give them a treat and praise them when they come to you. "Shake" - This trick is a fun way to bond with your dog and show off their skills to others. Hold a treat in one hand and hold out the other hand for your dog to sniff. As soon as they lift their paw, say "shake" and give them the treat. "Roll over" - This trick is sure to impress your friends and family. Start by having your dog lay down on their side. Hold a treat near their nose and slowly move it over their head. As they follow the treat with their nose, they should naturally roll over. Give them the treat and praise them as soon as they roll over. "High-five" - This trick is a fun way to show off your dog's intelligence and dexterity. Start by holding a treat in one hand and holding out the other hand for your dog to sniff. As soon as they lift their paw, say "high-five" and give them the treat. "Speak" - This trick is sure to get a laugh from your friends and family. Start by holding a treat in front of your dog's nose and saying "speak." As soon as they bark, give them the treat and praise them. Training speak DOES NOT teach your dog to bark excessively if you do it correctly! In fact, it can help with barking control. Training your dog should be fun and rewarding for both of you. Remember to always use positive reinforcement and be patient with your furry friend. With consistency and patience, your dog will be able to master these tricks in no time..