Teaching Dog Tricks
We’ve never been big on dog tricks. Yes, we’ve taught our dogs to fetch and sit and lie down – but those are hardly what I would call tricks. I’ve always wanted to have a dog that could play dead when I pretended to shoot him or balance things on their nose, or even high five. I’ve just never spent the time training them.
It takes time and patience to teach these types of tricks…and a willing participant. I probably could have trained Jack to do most anything. He has such a high food drive, it motives him to do most anything. Plus, he is pretty smart and would always pick up new commands pretty easily.
Tino was probably our least ‘teachable’ dog. It’s not that he wasn’t compliant, he was very obedient, I just don’t think he had much interest in learning tricks. He had better things to do like patrol his yard and monitor the rabbit comings and goings.
Since we don’t teach tricks, I can’t really offer any first-hand suggestions or tips, but what I can do is point you to some resources if you are interested in teaching your dog some tricks.
I can also offer some entertainment. The little guy in this video could be Jack 11.5 years ago…he’s very smart and has an amazing repertoire of tricks and for only 16 weeks old, he’s pretty amazing. (I love the moon walk).
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