Organizing A Trick Show.

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by MissyBC, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Hey there,

    Ok, so here's the situation:

    1. Next week Saturday (April 14th), Missy and I hope to graduate Grade 3 obedience.

    2. Also, there is a horse show at the barn where I ride as well that day.

    Missy has to graduate, so I am not doing the horse show (if I switched classes which I was told I am allowed to do, she wouldn't do well, super sensitive and submissive, so I don't want to make her nervous in a new class).

    I'm sure there will be more horse shows in the future. :)

    That being said, my sister suggested I host a dog show in my backyard with ribbons. Any ideas of how I would go about organizing it?

    Any new tricks I could teach Jasper and Freckles (the two 10 year old Shelties I dogsit)?

    Jasper knows:
    1. Sit
    2. Down
    3. Shake a Paw (kind of - he won't really let me touch his paw but he does lift it when I ask him to for shake)
    4. Wave
    5. play dead/bang.
    Jasper is working on:

    Sit Up/Beg

    Freckles knows:
    1. Roll Over
    2. Shake a paw
    and that's about it for him.

    Any new tricks I should teach Jack, a neighbors dog I walk every day?

    Jack knows:
    1. Shake a paw
    2. Other Paw
    3. Roll Over
    Jack is working on:
    1. Sit up/Beg
    2. Spin
    What about new tricks for Missy to learn?

    Missy knows:
    1. Bubbles
    2. Spin
    3. Twirl
    4. Bow
    5. Get it
    6. Bring it
    7. Shake (right paw)
    8. Paw (left paw)
    9. Roll over
    10. Other way
    11. Back up
    12. Good Side
    13. Cross paws
    14. Roll Yourself in a Blanket
    15. Grape Vine (weaving through my legs)
    Missy will be brushing up on:
    1. Bubbles
    2. Good Side
    Any new trick suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance to anyone who reads/replies!
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  2. Dogster Honored Member

    Okay, so with the other dogs, you can keep it (sort of) simple:
    • weave
    • target (easy button)
    • kisses!!!! (a real crowd-pleaser:D )
    • back up
    • figure eights
    • clean up (impressive(y) )
    (Okay, the first 3 were simple:oops:)
    And some other ones that I can't think of at the moment.....

    For Missy...:
    • ashamed (just taught it to Shivon, ADORABLE!!!!)
    • figure eights
    • clean up
    • U-turn (back up+spin)
    • crawl
  3. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Thanks for the suggestions, Dogster! I will be using some of them. :) Anyone got anymore ideas though?
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  4. Dlilly Honored Member

    I'd be worried about having it on my property because if someone gets bit, I might be held responsible and have to pay for the expenses….
  5. MissyBC Experienced Member

    They are all dogs that I know. :) Thanks for the advice, Dlilly!
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  6. Dlilly Honored Member

    Oh, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Just make sure no one will sue you if anything goes wrong since it's on your property. ;)
  7. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Any more suggestions for tricks to teach Missy or any of the others? I'm going to be starting to teach some of the tricks Dogster suggested today to Jasper and Freckles. :)

    Also, Missy knows figure eights and clean up - I haven't worked on it for a while with her though. :) Oh, and I'm working on "shame" with her as well. =)

    Keep trick ideas coming!
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  8. running_dog Honored Member

    Jumping through hoops always looks good has many variations and is very simple to teach.
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  9. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Any other tricks for Jasper and Freckles to learn? Keep them coming!
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  10. Dogster Honored Member

    maybe you can try teaching them agility???? Always a crowd-pleaser. If you don't have equiptment, you can always use sticks (Nana the border collie:))
  11. MissyBC Experienced Member

    I taught Jasper and Freckles agility back when they were 6 or 7 yrs. old. I'm sure Freckles would be fine with agility, as he acts 10 times younger than Jasper most of the time, and Jasper would do okay with no jumping, as he has a bad hip every so often. :'(

    Oh, and I love Nana the Border Collie!!!!

    Thanks, Dogster!

    Anymore members out there wanting to help me think of tricks or dog show classes (ex. Most Talented Trickster, Cutest, etc.)?? I need ideas for those too! :D
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  12. Dogster Honored Member

    Oh.:( Too bad...
    Haha, I LOVE Nana too!!!! And HERO!!!! And Paige!!!!! And Chase!!!! And Jesse!!!!! (well, he's not a BC, but still....:D) (Sorry for derailing the thread, hehe:giggle:)
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  13. MissyBC Experienced Member

    No worries!

    I just found a website with a whole bunch of different dog show classes that I would never have thought of on my own.

    So, anyone have more trick ideas?
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  14. achieve1dream Experienced Member

    My dog Jackal knows 39 tricks so I'll list them and hopefully there are some that haven't been suggested yet (sorry I just glanced through what the others suggested!).

    1. Sit
    2. Down
    3. Stay
    4. Wait (wait at a door, gate, sidewalk, etc. until I say okay)
    5. Give (give me whatever item is in his mouth)
    6. Off (off the furniture or get out of the vehicle)
    7. Out (leave the room or area I'm in)
    8. Leave it
    9. Stand (stand on all four from a sitting position)
    10. Back
    11. Wave
    12. Jump (jump straight up in the air with all four off the floor)
    13. Over (over a jump, stick, my leg, etc.)
    14. Paw (left paw)
    15. Shake (right paw
    16. Spin (spin circle to his right)
    17. Turn Around (spin a circle to his left)
    18. Take a Bow
    19. Peek-a-boo
    20. Roll Over
    21. Speak
    22. Leg Weaves
    23. Figure Eight
    24. Crawl
    25. Shy
    26. Marching Paws
    27. Fetch Leash
    28. Go to Bed
    29. Paws in a Bucket
    30. Close Door
    31. Touch (target)
    32. Fetch
    33. Take It (hold whatever I am offering in his mouth)
    34. Hoop Jump
    35. Load Up (get in the vehicle)
    36. Walk on the treadmill (used to be terrified of it, now happily walks on it)
    37. Recall
    38. Say Your Prayers (still working on this one)
    39. Inside (go inside the house from wherever he is in the yard)

    Oh and he knows to go potty on cue. There are probably things I'm forgetting, but that's the list I wrote down (can't remember them all if I don't write them down). If you would like to see a video go here

    I hope there are some in there that haven't been mentioned. If I think of anything else I'll post it. Also try Googling 100 dog tricks or check YouTube. Lot's of ideas there. :D

    Oh and my Siberian Husky shakes her head no when I ask her if she's a psycho. :D It's a crowd favorite. Here's a video of her doing it.
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  15. achieve1dream Experienced Member

    Also, what is good side? I'm always looking for more tricks too lol. :)
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  16. MissyBC Experienced Member

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  17. achieve1dream Experienced Member

    Sweet thanks, I'll check it out. :D Have fun with your trick show!!
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  18. MissyBC Experienced Member

    @achieve1dream: Thanks! Hopefully it will be a success! :D
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  19. Dogster Honored Member

    WOW!!!! LOVE the vid!!!! WHAT a talented little Jackal, lol:ROFLMAO:
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  20. achieve1dream Experienced Member

    Thanks!! I've been clicker training with him since he was seven weeks old (now four years) and we have a lot of fun. :) If I were more dedicated he would probably know twice as many as he does lol, but we take long breaks sometimes. :)
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