If you enjoyed the DealDash article on basic dog tricks, then you definitely need to read this one on advanced dog tricks.
Everyone knows that a dog is a loyal companion, always there to give you puppy dog eyes and a head to pat, but they are actually very smart animals and can learn to do more than “sit” and “stay.” In this DealDash article we’ll look at some more advanced tricks that you can teach your best friend on four legs how to master and be the king (or queen) of the dog park.
- Most dogs will lick your face without you even having to ask, but teaching them to give a quick no-tongue kiss without the saliva can be a little tricky. If you’d like, prepare the dog by brushing their teeth.
- Hold a treat in front of your face, and say the command “kiss”. Present your cheek near the dog, and get closer until she touches it with her nose.
- Immediately pull away, and give her the treat before she is able to lick you.
- If you are quick, the dog will learn soon enough that all she has to do to get a reward is to lightly press her nose against your cheek when you say “kiss”.
- Please note – If the dog likes to gently (or not so gently!) nip when over excited then this is probably not the best trick to teach her.
- Start by asking the dog to sit, and reward her with a yummy treat.
- Hold a treat in front of her but just slightly out of reach.
- Say “high 5” while tapping one of his feet. Usually dogs will raise their foot to try to paw at the treat in your opposite hand.
- When she raises her foot, lightly grab it with your free hand. When you make skin contact, give the dog the treat and lots of praise.
- Keep repeating these steps until the dog raises her foot automatically when you give the high 5 command.
- It sounds simple, and it is – but it takes a bit of practice, so make sure you have lots of treats with you.
- Dancing is usually reserved as a trick for smaller dogs, but medium-to-large dogs can also learn to dance with patience and some treats.
- Be warned, though, this trick is not recommended for dogs that are overweight or suffer from problems with their hind legs or back.
- As your dog to sit, then raise a treat slowly up and over the dog’s head. Give the command “dance” until she rises up on her hind legs.
- For the best results, move the treat slightly behind the dog’s head to get her to stand up on her hind legs.
- If the dog already has good balance, and is accustomed to standing on their hind legs and jumping as smaller dogs are prone to do, then hold the treat in front of her nose, and then slowly move it around his head until she spins in a circle.
- For bigger dogs that aren’t used to standing on their hind legs, this might take a little time and patience on your part.
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