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Teach Your Dog to Jump over a Bar | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

Teach Your Dog to Jump over a Bar | Dog Tricks

Teaching your dog to jump over a bar is a fun, energy burning trick great for rainy days and bad weather. Keep in mind, though, when you’re teaching this trick that it is important that you teach your dog to jump in good jumping form. If you don’t, your dog is likely to knock down the bar, and they’re more likely to get injured. When you think about good jumping form you want to think of the dog rounding their back out as opposed to hollowing their back. Think jump…

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Teach Your Dog to Take a Bow, Part 2 | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

Teach Your Dog to Take a Bow, Part 2 | Dog Tricks

They’re going to have to pay attention to what you’re clicking and rewarding. Yes. I’m getting a little duration on that, too. Notice, that I am not feeding him out of my hand, because I don’t want him coming right back up to me. I want to get a little duration. I’m going to wait that out. Yes. So your job as your dog’s trainer is to have really good observational skills. You want to really look at what your dog is doing, have really good timing skills, and that…

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Teach Your Dog to Wipe His Feet, Part 2 | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

Teach Your Dog to Wipe His Feet, Part 2 | Dog Tricks

So we’ll see if he can do a good demo on this for us so you can get an idea of what this is going to look like. I don’t want to lay the towel down until I’m ready to work because that’s when he’s most likely to pay attention to it is when it first arrives in the atmosphere. So I need to be prepared. So I’m going to set it down. He’s on it. I want to make sure I click that. I’m going to toss the food…

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Teach Your Dog to Take a Bow, Part 1 | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

Teach Your Dog to Take a Bow, Part 1 | Dog Tricks

Take a bow is a really fun behavior to train, and there’s a variety of ways of doing it. We could capture a bow. What a bow is essentially is when your dog gets up and takes a beautiful stretch pulling the front of their body down to the ground and stretching their rear up into the air. So, it’s a natural behavior that all dogs generally do, some more than others. We might also see this behavior naturally in dogs when they are playing with each other. We often…

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How to Teach Your Dog to Go to His Bed | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

How to Teach Your Dog to Go to His Bed | Dog Tricks

Today, we’re going to work on the trick of sending your dog to a mat or a place or their bed. To do this trick, we’re going to do some shaping with her and get her interested in going over to the bed in the beginning, and then hopefully progressing to the point where we can put it on cue. In the very beginning when you teach this to a dog, I would actually just put some treats on the bed and let them go find it themselves. OK. So…

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Teach Your Dog to Wipe His Feet, Part 1 | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

Teach Your Dog to Wipe His Feet, Part 1 | Dog Tricks

Training your dog to wipe their feet is a very useful behavior, and it’s a really flashy trick. We are going to use the technique of shaping, meaning breaking the end result behavior into small achievable steps to teach Walter to wipe his feet on a towel. One of the reasons that this is a really great behavior to train other than it’s a nice flashy trick is that a lot of dogs don’t actually like having their feet touched very much, and the act of wiping their feet becomes…

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