COOL TRICKS TO TEACH YOUR DOG
Dogs are excellent pets for teaching different tricks, and while the regular shake, play dead and fetch are things you should try to teach them and are fun, why not teach your dog a trick that the other dogs don’t do? I’ve put together a list of tricks that would be cool if your dog could do it and would be impressive to your visitors.
For all these tricks if you can’t work out exactly how to train your dog to do it then look up some videos that show you the full process, and don’t forget to stock up on treats to help the process along.
HIGH FIVE OR FIST BUMP
Similar to shake, but the dog has to push forward their paw instead to make the pressure on your open hand or fist. Just as we as humans don’t want to look old-fashioned neither should your dog! Catch your dog up to the times and even train them to go around the group giving high fives or fist bumps so that all your friends are laughing and cheering the dog on!
This one is great for your dog’s fitness and could be useful if you ever go hiking with your dog and need to get under a log or branch in the way of the path.
Continuing the army theme this can be a fun one and can be used to greet guests in a surprising way! Do be careful to teach them to touch their head, as you don’t want it to get confused with that other infamous salute..
A great one for the kids as everyone knows how they love this game, so why not have the dog join in on the fun too? This can further strengthen the bond between your children and pet immensely.
With footy being out of the question another sport that is possible for dogs is soccer, as they can push forward the ball with their paws and heads going for goal (or just towards you).
PUTTING TOYS BACK IN THE BOX
A very helpful task so that the dog is not only making a mess of the house but assisting in cleaning it up. Just like fetch but train them to put the toys in the container and to go get another rather than wanting the same one thrown away again.
SING AND DANCE
If you are a music lover and would love your dog to be able to share that, then why not teach them how to move to the music or try to howl/sing to some of your favourite songs? With a big dog this could be dangerous to do inside and maybe even the sound will upset the neighbours, so think wisely about where you will train them!
Have you taught your pets any other cool tricks? Share your comments below.