Pick A Trick, Any Trick

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by kcmetric, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    Hey all, Chaplin split open both of his back paws yesterday and he can't go running for about a week. So I'll be needing to wear him out mentally and I can only run through his tasks for so long.

    So pick a trick for me to teach! Nothing too advanced but medium or a little higher will be fine, as we haven't done straight up tricks in a while.

  2. Mutt Experienced Member

    Headmovements, bodypart targetting (nose bridge touch, chin touch), opening mouth on cue, stacking bowls, crossing paws...

    Interactive dog toys also are great (they challenge the dog to get to the treat by opening certain drawers, taking out pins, rolling a ball etc.)

    Good luck with Chaplin and hope he heals soon :)
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  3. Caiti Experienced Member

    Ouch! I hope he gets better soon!

    I would choose some engaging tricks that will keep him stimulated and his mind busy. How about teaching him to put his toys away into a toy box? Or to push a ball with his nose?
  4. srdogtrainer Experienced Member


    Here is one of my favorites from Kikopup. How to teach starts at 1:34
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  5. kassidybc Experienced Member

    I had the idea to teach them to nod yes or no to a subtle hand cue. Then you could invite people to ask them a yes or no question, and you could make them answer, and it would appear as if they were answering themself.
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  6. kassidybc Experienced Member

    And I hope Chaplin gets better soon!
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