5 cool & easy tricks to teach your dog

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  2. 2. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 2 5 Cool & Easy Tricks To Teach Your Dog Acknowledgements: IdliketothankMatildaforlearningsoquickly andeagerly,andforworkingforwhateverI haveinmyhand. Youmaynotbeabletoread,but Happybirthday!Herestoyourfirstyear,may wehavemany,many,manymoretogether. Tothedog-loversoutthere: Thanksfordownloading,andthanksfor makingtheworldabetterplacetolivein. Thanksonbehalfofyourdogsforbeingsuch compassionateandlovingpetparents. Love, Lindsay
  3. 3. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 3 For Best Results Keeprepetitionofcommandstoa minimum.Otherwise,hemaylearnto respondtosit,sit,sit!insteadofsit. Giveyourdogtimetothink.Wait5-10 secondsaftergivingacommandbefore repeatingit. Dontscoldyourdogifhedoesnt understandatrick.Justpraisehimwhen hedoes. Ifyouoryourdoggetfrustrated,takea breakortryagaintomorrow. Practiceafewtimesaweek,inshort sessions.
  4. 4. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 4 Rewardyourdogwithunseasonedmeat, skinnedandchoppedcarrotsandapples, orverysmalldogbiscuits.Smallpieces giveyoualotofpracticewithout upsettingyourdogsstomach. Beconsistent,usingthesamecommands eachtime. Takelotsofcutepicturesandvideos! IfyoureonInstagram,meetMatildaat @matildawoofwoof.Wewouldloveto seeyourtricks!
  5. 5. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 5 1. Belly Crawl Alsoknownasthearmycrawlorthebaby crawl.Everyaspiringdogactorshouldknow howtogetdownandstaylow. 1. Startbyhavingyourdoglaydown. 2. Holdatreatinyourhand,justinfrontof yourdogsnose.Ifyoupickedagood treat,yourdogwillstretchhisneck,
  6. 6. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 6 tryingtogethisnoseasclosetoyour handaspossible. 3. Sayyourcommandonce. 4. Usethetreattoguidethedogforward justaninchortwo. 5. Giveyourdoghistreat,justforcrawling forwardthetiniestbit. 6. Ifyourdogstandsup,havethemlay downagainandstartover,decreasing thedistanceyourdogmustcrawltoget hisreward.
  7. 7. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 7 7. Graduallyincreasethedistance.Some dogscanonlycrawlafewinches successfullyduringthefirstteaching, andthatsokay. 8. Repeatover10-minutetrainingsessions forthenextfewdaystomasterthe crawl.
  8. 8. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 8 2. High Five Thehighfiveiseasilyadaptedintoafist bump,waveorhandshake.Fordogswhoare veryexpressivewiththeirpaws,thesetricks takelittletonoteachingatall.Justwaveyour handnearthem,andtheyllusuallyrespond.
  9. 9. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 9 ThatsthecasewithMatildashesverylight- bodied,soitsveryeasyforhertoreachup withherpaws.Stockyandshort-leggeddogs maytakelongertomastertrickslikethese. 1. Initiatethehigh-five,andsayyour commandonetime. 2. Ifyourdoghigh-fivesyouback,givehim atreat.Ifnot,youllhavetoguidehim towardsliftinghispaw. 3. Manydogswillliftapawwhenatreatis placedovertheirshoulder.Reward yourdogashelooksoverhisshoulder, thenonlywhenheliftsapawashe looks.
  10. 10. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 10 4. Graduallyminimizetheover-the- shoulderguidanceasyourdog associatesliftinghispawwithatreat. 5. Afterafewsuccessfulpawlifts,touch yourdogspawasyougivethe command. 6. Then,rewardyourdogwhenhetouches yourhandintheclassichigh-five fashion.
  11. 11. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 11 Adaptyourhigh-fiveintoafist-bumpby simplyofferingyourfistandgivinganew command.Dogscantmakefists,sothiswill justhavetodo.
  12. 12. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 12 3. Use A Generic Tablet YourdogwontcareifitsAppleornot.This trickisbestpairedwithcoolapps.The possibilitiesareendless.Teachyourdogto paintdigitalpictures,playwithakeyboard app,orwritesnarkycommentsonInstagram. 1. First,getyourdoginterestedinyour device.Letthemsniffit,andpraise themforinteractingwithit.
  13. 13. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 13 2. Placedrytreatsonthescreen,saying yourcommandasyourdogsnapsthem up. 3. Tapthescreenwithyourfingersasyou givethecommandthisdrivessome dogstoscratchatyourhandsand device,makingiteasyforyouto encouragethemtousetheirpawson thescreen.
  14. 14. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 14 4. Treatasyourdogcompletesthedesired action.
  15. 15. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 15 Say I Love You Ifnonverbalexpressionsoflovearentcutting itanymore,youcanteachyourdogtosaythat helovesyou. 1. First,teachyourdogtobarkon command.Thehardestpartisgetting yourdogtobarkwhenhesfocusedon
  16. 16. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 16 you.Youcanringadoorbell,ifithelps. Or,youcansaythecommand,then stareatyourdogsilentlyfor10seconds whilehetriestofigureoutwhattodo.I findthatafterafewtries,thedogwill barkoutoffrustrationonlytorealize heshitthetreatjackpot. 2. Nowthatyourdogspeaksoncommand, gethiminatalkativemoodbyhaving himspeakafewtimes.Then,tellhim youlovehim.SayI-LOVE-youjustas youwanthimtosayit:Inthreeclear barks,themiddlelovebarkshouldbe theloudest. 3. Atfirst,rewardanythingthatsounds likeanattempt,thenonlyrewardthe besttries. 4. Overtime,asyourewardthebestI loveyous,yourdogwillstarttosound betterandbetter.
  17. 17. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 17 5. Practicejustafewtimesaday,taking carenottoletyourdogwearouthis voice.
  18. 18. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 18 5. Spin Around Youmightwanttoaddatututothistrickfor extraeffect. Atfirst,mostdogsdontseemtogetthistrick, andneedalotofguidancetostartspinning around.Buttheyalwaysgetiteventually. 1. Startbyhavingyourdogsit. 2. Useatreattobegintoguideyourdog intoturningaround,sayingyour
  19. 19. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 19 command. 3. Rewardatthequarterturn,when youreholdingthetreatoverthedogs shoulder. 4. Continueguidingyourdoguntilshe startstogettheidea. 5. Graduallyguideyourdoglessandless. Encouragethedogtoturnonherown whenyousaythecommand,without youguidingherwithatreat.
  20. 20. 5Cool&EasyTricksToTeachYourDogFreeeBookfromLittleDogTips.com 20 Keep teaching your dog tricks! Ialwaysfeelmoreconnectedwithmydog afterwemasteratricktogether;Imsureyou feelittoo. Themoreyoutrainyourdog,themoreyoull beabletounderstandheruniquelearning process.Itllbeeasiertotrainheroutofbad behaviorswhenyoureplacethemwithgood ones. Asyouteachyourdog,shelllookintoyour eyesmoreoften,lookingforguidanceand instruction.Shelovestobetaughtbyyou,and shelovestolearn.Shesboundtosurprise youbywhatshescapableof. Seeyousoonat LittleDogTips.com!