10 Easy & Fun Dog Tricks to Train Your Dog

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Sit:

Teach your dog to sit on command. Start by holding a treat close to their nose and move it upward. As their head moves up, their bottom will naturally lower

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Shake hands 

Extend your hand to your dog's paw and say "shake" or any other command you prefer. When they lift their paw to touch your hand, reward

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Lie down

Start with your dog in a sitting position. Hold a treat near their nose and slowly move it down towards the ground. As they follow the treat, their body will naturally lower to the lying position.

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Roll over

Begin with your dog in a lying down position. Hold a treat close to their nose and move it in a circular motion towards their shoulder. As they follow the treat, their body will roll over onto their side and then onto their back

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Stay

Teach your dog to stay in one place until you give them permission to move. Start by commanding your dog to sit or lie down.

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High five

This trick is similar to shaking hands. Hold a treat in your hand and present your closed fist to your dog

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Spin

Start with your dog standing in front of you. Hold a treat close to their nose and lure them in a circular motion. As they follow the treat, they will spin around.

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Crawl

Begin with your dog in a lying down position. Hold a treat in your hand and place it near their nose. Slowly move your hand along the ground, encouraging them to crawl forward  

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Jump through a hoop

Use a hula hoop or any other suitable prop as a hoop. Hold it low to the ground and entice your dog to step through it with a treat. Gradually raise the hoop until your dog learns to jump through it.

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Fetch

Teach your dog to fetch an object, such as a ball or a toy. Start by tossing the object a short distance. When your dog retrieves it, reward them with praise and a treat.

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