This Article is About
many different ways
pack leaders
pack leader
paws
chase
dogs
relationship
Dog Tricks
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Teaching your dog tricks will improve your relationship with your dog in many different ways. There are also many other advantages that come with the training of tricks. You learn many training techniques from tricks which can also be used to gain control over your dog in different situations. The most obvious trick to teach a dog is the 'sit' trick because this is also used as a command. This trick is very helpful in teaching your dog to sit or stop before crossing the road etc. Teaching your dog tricks also helps to keep him occupied and out of mischief, it also helps keep his mind sharp.

Dogs are pack leaders and when you start to teach them tricks they start to look up to you as a pack leader. This helps create a very strong bond between you and your dog. Even the most complicated of tricks can be taught in a matter of days. The following are the most popular categories used when teaching tricks:

- Shake paw - High five - Roll over - Chase your tail - Crawl - Fetch - Jump over things - Jump through hoops

The 'high five' method seems to be the most popular out of all the tricks. This is achieved by holding a dog treat in your hand and waiting until the dog paws at your hand giving the impression of a high five. When the dog paws correctly give them the treat. Teaching your dog to 'lie down' is an easy trick and a necessary one to learn if you want your dog to perform the 'roll over' trick. When your dog is on the ground hold a treat in your hand near their opposing side. As they turn ( or roll ) to get it say 'roll over, roll over'. Eventually they will understand what 'roll over' indicates and start to perform the trick on command.

Again, once your dog knows the 'lie down' command you may teach them how to perform the crawl trick. Start by kneeling down in front of the dog with a treat in your hand and slowly pull your hand away from the dog. Hold your other hand above the dog to make sure the dog lies prone to the floor as it follows the treat. After a few times of doing this implement the 'crawl' command so the dog begins to relate the command to the action.

There are very many different dog tricks all using different methods and they prove to create a good bond between you and your dog. They are healthy pursuits for your dog and come in useful as commands when taking your dog to built up, busy areas. Above all they provide fun and entertainment for you and your dog.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Nitrocut Results
If you've come across this article your one of the many who've asked this exact same question. Does Nitrocut produce results? Or is it just another supplement that fails to follow though on its promises? I hope that by the time your done reading this you'll have a better answer…
By: Kevin Wood in  Health and Fitness  >  Supplements   Apr 04, 2013  
0
  Likes: 3

Writing A Grant - an Overview
I'm going to assume that these days, most people know that the government issues grants to those who qualify. Thanks to late night infomercials and your local out of work neighborhood lawyer. People associate a lot of hype with getting a grant. So instead of me telling you about the…
By: chris38 in  Finance   May 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 3

New Year's Weight Loss Buddy Systems
New Year's is right around the corner and the one resolution on a lot of people's mind is weight loss. Start the year off right and get a weight loss buddy system together. I am going to talk about the benefits of having the support from someone going through the…
By: Naomi Jenrette in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Save Fuel
In today's economy we are constantly looking for ways to save money. Now this may come in many different shapes and sizes. The best way i have found to do this is by saving fuel. There are many different ways people have found to save fuel. The first way is…
By: Ben20 in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Aug 07, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Doing More Than You Are Paid
In the microwave and ‘magic bullet’ world we have come to live in now, and the sneak and cheat society that has gone global, doing more than you are paid to do is something to turn a blind eye towards. I can see people on their job screaming, “You can’t…
By: Antonio Dannes in  Self Improvement  >  Leadership   Mar 07, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Training Dogs Using A Whistle
Be a whistle blower There are many different ways that dog owners can teach their pets obedience. However, one of the basic methods used is through whistles. Dog training with whistles is great when trying to get a dog's attention especially from a far distance. Since the sound of a…
By: frank rijkers in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 07, 2013  
2
  Likes: 1

Creating Passive Income Online: The Easy Way
With most ventures that you undertake, its safe to say that there is an easy way and a hard way. We all learn the most when doing things the hard way, though! Needless to say, this is not usually by choice. Creating passive income online can be achieved in many…
By: RyanK in  Business  >  Career Advice   Aug 22, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Affiliate Marketing With CPA - Profitable?
Okay, so in my last post I was telling you about a quick and easy way to make money with clickbank via social marketing. I know you enjoyed that article and technique, and I am positive that you have seen some profits with it. Amazing what the right free information…
0
  Likes: 1

The Implications Of Local Web Marketing In Toronto
Local web marketing is the right solution if you feel that your business is not living up to its potential, does not succeed to capture the attention of the potential customers and match the offers of the competition. There are many different ways that you could attract more local search…
By: 9th sphere in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jul 23, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Dating Tips
The excitement of arranging a first date is soon replaced by the panic that you may need some dating tips. This is common in a lot of people's cases as we are not all confident in ourselves. Joining the world of dating is daunting to say the least. There are…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Dating   Sep 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Travel the World for Free - Is it Possible?
Travel the world for free - just imagine if that was possible! Imagine being able to travel around the world for FREE! Well there certainly are a few jobs that come to mind that allow you to do this but there really are only a few that are accessible for…
By: Greg Rogers in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Jan 11, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

How To Shed Weight
There are now many different ways to loose weight online, but at the same time there are a thousand more suggestions, ideas, tips and clues which are given by Entrepreneurs or companies that are not true and most at times can be very harmful to our health. There are so…
By: Richard Narh in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jul 10, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Felons, Family, And Friends Strives to Unite Felons And Organizations The Support Felons
Non-profit Felons, Family, and Friends Launches Membership Drive in 2013! Who They Are They assist and advocate for felons and their dependents. They ask organizations that help felons to check out their non-profit and they are striving to provide a national back-support network for such organizations. There are so many…
By: JoshuaM in  News and Society   Apr 22, 2013  
2
  Likes: 2

5 Tips On Article Writing To Promote A Web Site
There are many possibilities that are out there to promote a web site today, some that can cost money and other tactics that won't cost you a dime. Depending on what you would rather invest, time or money, there are many different ways to promote a web site. I chose…
By: Scott10 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Nov 06, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How Do You Measure Someones Worth
Everyone in your life has some sort of value or worth to you. What scale do you use to measure their value or worth to you? There are many different ways we all do this, some are good and some are just plain selfish. When you only value someone for…
By: Julie Larralde in  Relationships  >  Friendship   Apr 13, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1727    Report this Article