Three Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Chris Hanley, president of Canine Commander, shows you three fun tricks to teach your dog. Teaching your dog new tricks is one of our most requested skills. See below instructions on how instruct your new puppy or older dog to perform three of the most common dog tricks. Teaching your dog tricks creates a stronger bond between the owner and pet. Contact Canine Commander today to learn all the enjoyable and fun tricks we can help you to teach your dog.

Three Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Dog Trick #1, Shake Hands.

Have your dog sit, facing you. Put your hand out. Hold a treat in your hand. Lift your dog’s paw and say, “Shake,” or “Paw,” or “Gimme five.” Give your dog a treat. Repeat two or three times a day until your dog does it automatically.

Dog Trick #2, Crawl.

Tell your dog to lay down. With treat in hand, coax your dog to move forward while in the down position repeating the word ‘Crawl’. Repeat several times. Once your dog is crawling naturally try stepping back from your dog and giving him the command, ‘Crawl.’

Dog Trick #3, Touch.

Hold out a touch stick or your hand and wait for your dog to sniff it. Most dogs will be curious enough to do this naturally. Reward as your dog touches the end of the stick or your hand with his nose. Repeat this until your dog is reliably touching the stick or hand each time for a reward.

About Canine Commander Dog Obedience Training

Canine Commanders mission is to help you achieve the highest goals for you and your dog. We offer training for Basic Commands, Environmental Socialization, Leadership Skills and Private Lessons. Our dog obedience training is designed to quickly get you communicating effectively with your dog so they can become part of your family. This training provides a foundation for many years of enjoyment together.