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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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I need ideas!!

I have run out of ideas on tricks that I can teach Ivy . She is so smart and is a very fast learner and we have mastered all the tricks in the book, well ok not quite , but thats why I need ideas. She is so willing to please and eager to learn. She enjoys learning new tricks and I enjoy teaching them to her but like I said I have run out of ideas. Anyone have any ideas?
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How about dance, spin, wave, Army crawl or paw over eyes (like she's shy)?

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Check out the 101 dog tricks book
http://www.amazon.com/101-Dog-Tricks.../dp/1592533256
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Originally Posted By: editor2How about dance, spin, wave, Army crawl or paw over eyes (like she's shy)?
she already knows all of these!!!
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Have you tried freestyle?

Sometimes it is not about the number of tricks, but to proof them underdifferent circumstances and to do different patterns with them. Freestyle is a good way to.

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yes, i have done 'some' freestyle with her and she loves it.
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Ok, how about some of these ...

Limp - teach her to walk with a limp

Clean Up - teach her to pick up 'garbage' (make it hard - use pop cans) and put them in a garbage can

Back Up - walk backwards

Bless You - when you sneeze she brings you a box of kleenex

Want some REAL challenges? Try teaching your dog to walk up stairs on their hind legs ONLY. Or carry a glass of water on their head while walking up stairs ... and then go back down those stairs, with the glass, BACKWARDS!!

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Can she balance a biscuit on her nose then flip it up on your command? I once saw a dog on TV who would only grab her ball off the ground when her owner counted to three. He could even count 1, 2, 44...51...13 etc. and she wouldn't get it until he said three.

My SAR team director is currently trying to teach her dogs to pick up their toys and drop them in their toy basket. I will keep thinking!

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yes, ivy can balance a treat on her nose and then flip it up on command. Ivy also knows all her toys by name and if I tell her to go get "berry" for example she will bring it to me and if i tell her to but it in her toy basket she will!!! like i said she is a SMART dog.....
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Originally Posted By: Lauri & The GangOk, how about some of these ...

Limp - teach her to walk with a limp- <span style="color: #3333FF">never thought of this </span>

Clean Up - teach her to pick up 'garbage' (make it hard - use pop cans) and put them in a garbage can- <span style="color: #993399">she can pick up/clean up her toys but i never thought about trying real garabage!! great idea.</span>

Back Up - walk backwards- <span style="color: #FF0000">already knows this one! </span>

Bless You - when you sneeze she brings you a box of kleenex- <span style="color: #000099">i like this one!!</span>
Want some REAL challenges? Try teaching your dog to walk up stairs on their hind legs ONLY. Or carry a glass of water on their head while walking up stairs ... and then go back down those stairs, with the glass, BACKWARDS!!- <span style="color: #33FF33">we like challanges!!!</span>

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