Dog leading visitors to unknown place


New Member
I've got one!
How would you teach your dog to lead a visitor via gently taking the wrist, and leading them to...for example the bathroom?

Dennygirl :doglaugh:

Jean Cote

Staff member
That a good trick idea!

I'm not exactly sure how to do this one as I've never trained it to my dog, but dogs do this somewhat when they want to go outside. Or atleast my dogs do. So I guess there would have to be something in it for the dog in the bathroom.


New Member
Maybe a pant leg or a sock if the dog is small?

I would imagine backchaining would be the way to get this behaviour, as well as breaking down each step.

E.g. teaching a go to room x on a cue
teaching to grab pant/sock/wrist
- then a cue for release
and then asking to go to room x after cuing the grab VERY CLOSE TO THE ROOM (i.e. next to) - and then gradually increase distance