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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Cool 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.

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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:

Enjoy!
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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.
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Zeeva, looking forward to the video.

German Shepherd Lover, how do I teach a bow? I've never done that one before.
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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.
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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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ9A...pSBgA3NwsiIMiw

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:
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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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