Dog Tricks to Teach By Angad Kapoor |Published July 15, 2019
Are you one of those lucky people who are the prideful owner of a cute, little puppy? Do you aim to increase their adoration by teaching them a few tricks making them good performers as well?
But to teach them some advanced level tricks, your dog first needs to know the basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘come’, and ‘down’.
Apart from these, I believe your pet dog should also have received some basic “Brain Training” and played some mind tricking games so he is more intelligent than other dogs.
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Is your dog already a master of these basics? Perfect! Now let’s start teaching some tricks suited for small dogs.
I don’t think there is something as charming as a small dog behaving like a professional on duty. Undoubtedly, that’s why, dogs shaking hands is the most classic, timeless trick you can teach your little baby. Best of all, it's one of the easiest dog tricks to teach. So, let's see how to go about it, huh?
Getting bored? Then play catch with your little friend. And why just when you are getting bored? A dog who knows how to play catch can be very handy. Don’t want to get up to get that remote? Need a beverage from the refrigerator?
Ask your little doggie to do it for you.
However, fetching is more complicated than shaking hands so you need to be patient until he gets the hang of the game. As dog tricks to teach, this one requires more time and you'll want to reward "baby steps."
Many small dogs love to play fetch and will catch on quickly. Those that have a strong prey drive are the best suited for the game. Other breeds, however, can learn and totally enjoy a game of fetch, but they may require more time to understand what you are asking them to do.
Dogs rarely take long to figure out what you are trying to make him do, so this should be easy for you. However, before starting the game, make sure that your dog is in the mood for some playful activities.
You won’t be the first person in the world if you want to teach your dog some dancing skills. In fact, dance skills are one of the most favourite dog tricks ever! There are many versions of doggie dance, let's see the easiest one here and then if your dog loves to dance, the sky's the limit.
Did you know that dancing dogs have become a real canine sport? Call it musical freestyle or canine freestyle, of all the dog tricks to teach, this one could make your dog a star.
Okay, so buckle up guys, today we are teaching ‘back it up’ to your little boy/girl.
Soon, he is going to get hang of what you are trying to make him do. And practice this dance daily to make him a pro.
Little dogs are dramatic creatures, and playing dead is one trick that can satisfy his need to drama around. Plus, of the dog tricks to teach in this post, it is easier to master this trick as compared to all the others. So, let's have a look at what your dog will do.
When he does master this trick, add a verbal queue to it, something like ‘play dead’ or use any hand signal to make your dog recognize this command.
Why should you be the only one going around giving high-fives to your friends? Your dog should be able to do that too. And we only know there is no other gesture cooler than a high-five, right? Right.
This trick is easier to teach if your dog already knows, "give paw."
So, let’s begin making your dog cooler, follow these steps:
When everything goes well, give him some treats and complement the treats with praise.
Who doesn’t love a nicely done balancing act? But it adds to the fun and entertainment when those tricks are performed on the back of their owner. And that’s what this point teaches because your little dogs can be very good at it.
Now, we are making it advanced.
This will take a lot of practice and your dog will want to jump off your back again and again, so remember to be patient with him. This is a difficult trick, but if your dog can learn it then there is nothing like it.
This is just the beginning, but every dog must start somewhere. There are many tricks you can teach that can be add-ons to those described above.
Remember, the key to any training is to keep it positive and fun. Choose treats your dog will love and reward often at first. Finally, some dogs learn quickly while others take time and patience. Two qualities of dog owner-trainers are persistence and patience. Always stop the training sessions when either you or your dog needs a break.
I am Angad Kapoor and I am an I.T. student who loves dogs and is obsessed with them. I have trained many dogs around my place and I really feel happy and satisfied when I spend time with pet dogs, especially training them. Please visit me at Little Paws Training.