What does your dog know

Discussion in 'General Dog Training' started by riseagainstme, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. riseagainstme New Member

    Hello, I've been a lurker for a couple of weeks now, I thought I'd pop my head in and make a post for the first time. Anyways, I was trying to think of some good easy tricks to teach my dog ruby, so I was wondering... what has your dog mastered? do well? do okay? working on? and tricks you want to learn? Ruby and I have quite a nice start I think, but a long way to go on the fundamentals. Here's my list... thus far:

    About my dog:
    3.5 months old (we've had her for 1 month so far)
    Mutt (lab, whippet, border collie, boxer, blue heeler and coonhound!)

    Mastered (will do it everytime, anywhere, any distractions, lureless)-

    Does Well (will do it most times, most anywhere, may be distracted, lureless)-
    • Sit
    • Lie Down
    • No/Utt

    Does Okay (will do most times, but not when distracted, lureless but exaggerated hand signals, may not do it on first try)
    • Come (high priority to move up to at least 'well')
    • Rollover
    • High Five
    • Touch (her nose to my hand)
    • Shake
    • Spin (to the right)
    • Fetch
    • Drop it
    • Stay
    • Crawl
    • Get Down
    • Leave it

    Working on (Still needs lures/practice)
    • (Are you) Shy
    • Bow
    • Twist (left spin)
    • Catch (Frisbee)
    • Go potty
    • Jump

    What we'd like to learn in the near future
    • Smile
    • Beg
    • Hop
    • High Step/March
    • Heel

    Wow, looking at that list it looks like I may be pushing her a bit hard, but she seems to be taking it all in stride.

  2. fickla Experienced Member

    It sounds like you're doing an excellent job with your puppy! A dog is never to young to learn something, but mastering it with distractions takes quite a while!
    Here is Lance's list, he's a 17mo pembroke welsh corgi:

    From your definition of any distractions, everytime, I have no idea. We have a lot of proofing to do still. The majority of things he knows in the next category could probabally go here, but I wouldn't be willing to bet my house on it.

    Does Well:
    Swing Finish
    Around Finish
    Touch (my hand and a target)
    Loose Leash Walking
    Leave It
    Go to place (runs and lies down on mat)
    Weaving through my legs (walking and figure 8)

    Does Ok:
    Pose (crosses his front paws)
    Drop on recall
    High Five
    Spin (clockwise)
    Turn (counterclockwise)
    Go Outs (around a pole/cone and back to me)
    Stand and spins on a bouncy ball

    Working on:
    Dig it
    Away (the go out for utility obedience)
    Formal dumbell retrieve
    Broad Jump
    2 on 2 off (for agility)
    Weave Poles (channel method)
    Back up
    Get your leash

    What we'd still like to learn:
    Clean up (after he has a better retrieve)
    Stack bowls
    All the agility obstacles
    Walking on my front feet (if his corgi legs are capable!)
  3. riseagainstme New Member


    just wow, thats a lot of stuff for a dog thats not even 2 years old yet. I thought I was on a good pace, but it looks like I may be behind! :dogwink: Lance must be a very bright pup. Isn't it amazing how much they can learn? You never really realize it until you start to list it out. Congrats!
  4. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    Well, my most accomplished dog is Mudflap, my Border Collie. She is 4 now, and I adopted her at 3. The first things I worked on were severe food aggression and some minor dog aggression. I am currently working with my other two, a Rottie mix named Rusty and a difficult BC/ACD Zeke. Here's Mud's list, though.

    Shake(bow paws)
    Gimme five(from the sit)
    Up high(five with both paws on hind legs)
    Spin(left and right)
    Weave(through my legs with me walking forwards, backwards, sideways, etc)
    Back up
    Beg/Sit up
    Roll over
    On my left
    Switch(to my right)
    Get up(on something)
    Hut hut, hike! (Paws a football between her back legs with a front paw)
    Touch(nose to my open palm)
    Off-leash walk(stays in position, just without the eye contact required for competitive heel)
    Leave it
    Go inside(will go to my front or back door, whichever directed, from as far anywhere--6 feet from the door or 3 miles from the door)
    Bang!(rolls onto back)
    Jump(over my legs)
    Get in the truck

    Does okay:
    Get my keys
    Say your prayers
    Bring me a Kleenex
    Figure-eight(around my legs)
    Jump(through hoops, through my arms)
    Over(agility jumps)
    Say your prayers(front paws on chair/couch)
    Pray a little harder(Say your prayers + bow head)

    Working on:
    Prey drive control
    Commands at longer distances
    Left legs up

    Want to learn:
    Stick 'em up
    Pack your bags(crawl in a suitcase)
    More toys by name
    Touching certain objects
    What does a bear say? (Growl)
    What does a wolf say? (Howl)
    Lead my horses
    Lead other dogs
    Go to--
    Backwards weave and figure-eight
    Walking on hind legs

    There's lots more "want-to's," but that's all I'll put for now. ^^ I think that's all the ones she knows...not sure. I've backed off of training new things and put more emphasis on strengthening what she has already. Been adding distractions and that kind of thing.
  5. szecsuani Experienced Member

    So, here we go:
    Come here
    Head down when lying on ground
    Hide Under Bed
    Give Paw (both paws)
    Roll OverPlay Dead
    Slalom at my legst
    Figure Eight
    Figure Eight backwards
    Around me
    Around an object
    Put paws on my legs
    Jumjp on my back
    Jump in my Arms
    Jump in my lap
    jump through a ring formed by my hands
    jump through a ring formed by my legs
    Jump over my arm
    Jump over my leg
    Go forward
    Go backwards
    Sit Up (Beg?)
    Go around, with front paws in a box/bowl
    Put back legs in my lap/on my knee
    Shake a pillow
    Close drawer
    Touch a stick
    Touch my hand
    Bow, with head on the floor
    Go between my legs
    "cop-cop" (her paws are on my legs, and we walk)
    "cop-cop" backwards
    "cop-cop" sideways
    Heelwork sideways
    Slaom at my legs backwards
    Go around me backwards (both directions)
    Dig (not real dig, just scratching the floor)
    Paws on my arm, looking at me
    Paws on my arm, hiding face
    Touch target (a frizbee she won't catch)
    Spin both ways
    Walking on Hind legs
    Walking on hind legs backward away from me
    Walking on hind legs backwads towards me
    Standing on hind legs-> get into beg position -> stand on hind legs again
    Lift one front leg while standing (does with both front legs)

    Working on:
    agility obstructions
    some combinations /won't describe:)/
    walking with hind feet up in the air
    Touch Paw
    Touch Hip
    tricks with sticks/brooms etc... to get her not to be afraid of these things
    running contacts (not really a trick, I know)
    Bow on my back
    Lift one back paw (it's even harder to teach than to teach a handstand!! :))

    Want to learn:
    ooo thousands... as many as I can think of! :LOL:

    And I guess I missed a lot... :LOL: :LOL: :dogbiggrin::dogbiggrin::dogbiggrin:

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