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shepherdmom 06-14-2014 11:18 AM

Need fun silly dog trick ideas.
So many of my dogs have done a silly trick. Nakita would bounce a balloon off her nose back and forth with my kids, Shadow would sing for his dinner, Buddy would dance for his. Wiggles sits up and begs silly girl....

I need a fun different idea for Dude. We have been so busy working on fear issues that I would like just a silly fun simple something to teach him.


Zeeva 06-14-2014 07:15 PM

I personally love 'wave'. If your pup knows how to give a paw, ask for it with only a gesture (no verbal command). Then take your hand away before he puts his paw in your hand...Repeat until he does the 'wave' a few times in a row. Add a command and slowly transition your 'give me paw' gesture to a new 'wave' gesture...

If I make a video of Smokey doing this, (he recently learned it) I'll post it C:


Germanshepherdlove 06-14-2014 07:17 PM

I like to teach dogs to take a bow. It's super easy to teach and people are amazed by it. My dude loves to take a bow.

shepherdmom 06-14-2014 10:49 PM

Zeeva, looking forward to the video. :)

German Shepherd Lover, how do I teach a bow? I've never done that one before. :)

Pax8 06-14-2014 10:55 PM

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I love teaching dogs to cross their paws. I usually teach each side so they cross their paws when I cross my feet (right cross front, they cross their right; left cross front, they cross their left) All they need to know how to do is touch a target with their paw.

Zeeva 06-14-2014 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by shepherdmom (Post 5643546)
Zeeva, looking forward to the video. :)

German Shepherd Lover, how do I teach a bow? I've never done that one before. :)

Awe you're so cute C:

Took a bit of coordination to record, hold the treat and give the signal!

I taught Smokey 'bow' by having him stand then pushing the treat toward his nose and toward the ground at the same time...

Enjoy! C:

Germanshepherdlove 06-14-2014 11:16 PM

I use a clicker to teach bow, especially since some dogs tend to lay down. I teach it just like I would teach a down from a stand. Take the treat from their nose to the floor. You can catch their hind end if they try to lay down.

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