3 simple tricks to teach your dog

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  • SIMPLE TRICKS3 TO TEACH YOUR DOG

  • Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to boost his mental stimulation, and it allows the two of you to bond.

  • The training can be fun and simple, as long as he knows basic commands, such as down or sit.

  • Here are three simple tricks that you can teach your dog.

  • 1

  • Since most dogs have a natural instinct to raise their paws for a treat, teaching this trick will be easy to do.

  • Your dog will need to be in the sitting position before you begin the training.

  • You will then need to place a treat in your hand, and slowly move that treat to the ground, placing it next to your dogs paw.

  • Once your dog begins to raise his paw in anticipation of the treat, you will need to say the word shake.

  • Be sure to praise your dog and repeat this step, holding your hand a little higher each time so that your dog will need to raise his paw higher in order to grab the treat.

  • The goal For your dog to raise his paw chest high.

  • Always use the same paw when training your dog until he can hold his paw up on command.

    Afterwards, you can switch to his other paw.

  • After your dog has learned to shake hands on command, eliminate the treats and replace them with praise and doggy toys.

  • 2

  • This trick can be taught to all dogs, but those pets under 40 poundslearn the dance trick faster.

  • When you begin the training process, make sure that your dog is in the sitting position.

  • Place a treat in your hand, but be sure to close your hand and move it near your dogs nose.

  • In a slow motion, you want to lift your hand over your dogs head; next, you want to move your hand slightly behind his head.

  • Your dog will then look back at your hand as he stands on his hind legs.

  • Give your dog a treat and praise him as soon as he stands on his back legs.

  • Repeat this step over and over until your dog is able to stand on his hind legs quickly and sturdily.

  • The next step is to move the treat above your dogs head in a small circle.

  • The goal is for your dog to twirl on his hind legs. Once he begins to step in a circle, speak the word dance.

  • Give him a treat and continue to praise him each time in order to bait your dog to stand up and turn in a circle.

  • 3

  • After shaking hands and dancing, your dog will deserve to take a bow.

  • The key to this trick is having your dog place his chest to the ground while keeping his bottom upward.

  • Bowing comes naturally to dogs, so this trick is simple to learn. When you begin teaching this trick, your dog will need to be in the standing position.

  • Place a treat next to your dogs nose, and slowly move it down, keeping the treat next to his nose at all times.

  • Your dogs chest will be on the ground and his bottom will be upward. Keep your dog in this position for a few seconds and speak the word bow.

  • Use the treat to lure your dog back up into the standing position. Once he is standing, give him the treat and lots of praise.

  • Repeat this process no more than three times a day and soon your dog will be able to bow on command.

  • Always keep training under 10 minutes per day. You will need to remain patient, positive, and calm when training your dog to do these simple tricks.

  • Have fun and be sure to show off your dogs new tricks to family and friends!

  • Are you thinking about

    getting a beautiful portrait of

    your pet?

  • An artist by profession, Miri's

    paintings make a lasting

    keepsake of your furry or

    feathered friend.

  • For more info, please visit

    Custom Pet Portraits by Miri at

    www.petportraitsbymiri.com