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    Teach Your Dog Tricks - Guide

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Teaching your dog tricks is fun and quite easy. It gives you time to spend with your dog and helps to build up a lovely pet and owner relationship. This article will give you some tips on teaching dog tricks.
     

     

    Teach Dog Tricks – Instructions


    Saying Hello


    • Kneel down with your dog in front of you and make him sit.

    • Gently lift his paw off of the ground and shake it gently; give him a treat and praise him.

    • Repeat this step a couple of times but instead try to make your dog lift up his paw by lightly touching his leg.

    • Praise your dog for all positive actions, never scold or tell your dog off for not understanding.

    • One your dog has got the hang of it you can then try to get him to lift his paw when you say “hello.”

    • You can progress to using an outstretched arm. Once your dog has got the hang of this you can encourage your guests to greet your dog with their hand held out and he will greet them back.


    Being Sad


    • Get your dog to lie down in front of you.

    • Try to get your dog to touch the ground in front of him with his nose. Lightly rub the treat on the ground in front of your dog. When your pet goes to smell the floor praise and treat him.

    • Repeat this a few times and introduce the word ‘sad’.

    • After your dog understands the command sad you will be able to delay the amount of time before giving the treat, this will make your dog hold the position.


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