(Closed) Good tricks?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I always like when you can have them cover their face with their paw… I taught my Dad’s old papillion that trick… It was pretty cute. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

“Give” – give you a toy, bone, etc that she has in her mouth.

“Leave it” – We tell our dog this whenever we put down her food bowl.  She sits there politely until we tell her it is okay to eat.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Jackson does “dance”.  We tell him to dance and he’ll jump up and twirl around a few times.  If we just say “up”, he’ll stand up and stretch his paws up to the sky.  If we tell him to go find one of the cats or another person, he’ll go tag them with his nose and then come back to us.  Of course, that only works on people that he knows fairly well.  Oh, he also does “high five”.  It’s almost a shake, but he just gives a high five instead of leaving his paw there to shake.  

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dog will dance.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I taught my golden to bark when I said one of four words, which keeps him from barking otherwise.

Aside fromthe usually, I taught belly (belly up), crawl, sad, beg (looks like he is praying), and we taught him the names of his toys. Teaching the names of the toys is a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Teach em how to do a real dance! (the link has music FYI)

Looks super hard to train, but so impressive πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@mink:  I wish the barking thing worked for Jackson!  He barks at everything!  

We did teach him to “speak” (a  loud bark) and “woof” (a soft bark…kind of muffled).  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I taught my sister’s dog how to play pat-a-cake.  High-five with one paw, then I clap and hold out the other hand and she’ll high-five it with the other paw.  Wash, rise, repeat!   It is pretty adorable.

She can sneeze on command too.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

my youngest used to jump through hoops πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I taught my mutt how to “go get the paper.” I would roll up a small newspaper with a rubber band, hide it, and tell her to go find the paper. It turned into a game of hot and cold- she started to learn my dull tones of “no… no…” meant she was in the wrong part of the room. A more excited “warmer! warmer!” got her tail wagging and made her search more frantically. When she found it she got so excited- she would grab the paper in her mouth and bound back towards me. 

She loved the game! She always got a treat when she found the paper and brought it to my lap. Everyone loved watching her too! It was super cute. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@indiblue:  My parents taught their dog that and now she goes and gets the newspaper from the bottom of the driveway each morning and brings it inside!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I taught my English Setter to “turn around”  for a treat. He would start out sitting in front of me. Then he would stand, turn in a circle, and then sit again. It was pretty easy to teach him. I just made him follow the treat in a circle and had him sit down again. It was one of his favorite tricks! If I wasn’t fast enough with a command (when I had a treat in my hand), he would just start spinning in circles. πŸ™‚

He also would put his paws on his face when I asked, “Dax, are you a shy dog?” That one I taught him by blowing on his face when he was laying down. When he would cover his face with his paws I would ask the question and eventually I started giving him treats for it.

Some friends taught their dog to retrieve a water bottle from their fridge. They left a sock tied to the handle so the dog could pull the door open and she would fetch them a water when they asked her. I don’t know if she learned to close the door or not.

 

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