Learning new tricks can be an enjoyable bonding experience for both you and your dog. Adding tricks to your dog’s current set of skills will not only help your best bud become more physically fit and active but will also help him practice obedience and patience.
Now, we will share with you these five advanced level dog tricks that will make playtime with your dog even more fun and exciting.
TRICK 1: Crawl
If your dog knows the basic down / lie down command, teaching him to crawl along the ground can be quite an easy feat for your dog.
First, give your dog the down command. With an irresistible pet treat in your hand (we say Addiction Foods Meaty Bites Chicken!), allow your dog to smell the treat and slowly move it further from your dog, luring him to move forward while maintaining the down position.
Do this a few times while using the command word “crawl” and giving him the treat in your hand. After a few more tries, try doing this using just the command word and give him the treat only after he has successfully crawled on the ground.
TRICK 2: Leap
Your dog leaping over objects and obstacles is an impressive skill to watch. But before you start teaching him to leap, ask your veterinarian if your dog is suitable for jumping. Consider your dog’s age and health condition before attempting this trick.
To start, have your dog sit and stay in his position. Place a stick in front of him and make him watch you walk over it towards the other side then call your dog. As soon as he crosses over the stick, say “leap” then praise him and give him a treat.
Practice a few more times and gradually add height between the stick and the floor. Keep practicing until your dog recognizes and follows the command word.
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TRICK 3: Remember Object Names and Bring It
Your dog is a lot smarter than you think! You can teach him to learn and remember the names of things and command him to bring the said item to you.
Start off by asking for your dog’s paw, like asking him to shake your hands. Then place the object you want him to remember on your hand and ask your dog to touch it. Whenever he touches the said object, say the object’s name and give him a treat. Repeat for several times until he touches the object just by saying its name.
Next, place the object on the floor and wait for your dog to pick it up with his mouth. Each time he successfully does it, say “Bring, (object name)” and command your dog to come up to you. Repeat for several times, rewarding your dog with a treat for every successful try.
TRICK 4: Catch
It’s easy to teach your dog to catch treats as you throw them. But you will need to use a very tasty treat that your dog cannot resist, like Addiction Foods Meaty Bites Venison.
Place your dog in a sit position and from a short distance, throw the tasty treat to him. If your dog did not catch the treat, immediately take it and try again. By doing this repeatedly, your dog will eventually understand that he won’t be able to eat the treat unless he catches it mid–air.
If your dog successfully catches the treat, say the command word “catch,” praise your dog, and give him another treat. You may also try to increase the distance between you or let him catch other soft objects like a squishy ball.
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TRICK 5: Balance on HIS nose
Balancing a treat on your dog’s nose is an obedience command that will help your dog practice patience. Plus, it is an adorable trick that can entertain adults and kids alike.
To start the training, calm your dog and let him sit down in front of you. The first step is to get him comfortable with having the top of his nose touched. Briefly touch the top of his nose and say, “hold it.” Praise him and give him a treat once you’ve done this.
Next, use small items like an eraser. Place and leave it on top of his nose and say, “hold it.” After a few seconds, say “okay,” praise him, and reward with a treat. Gradually increase the length of time and slowly replace with food, from something less appetizing like veggies to tastier ones like his favorite treats.
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