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10 Easy and Fun Tricks for Your Dog to Learn

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After you’ve taught your dog to sit, down, come, and stay, you can move on to more fun tricks. Teaching your dog to shake, roll over, spin, beg, or take a bow is good for the dog’s mind, brings you closer together, and helps the dog remember the basic orders. Fun tricks can be taught to a dog, whether it’s a baby or an adult.
Also, teaching a dog some cool tricks to show off to friends is a lot of fun!

1. Give Kiss

One of the easiest tricks to teach a dog is to kiss. Even though not everyone likes a big, wet dog kiss, this dog trick is usually a big hit with kids. By putting a small treat on your cheek and giving an order, your dog will soon be able to give you all the love you want whenever you want it.

You can stop your dog from kissing you when you don’t want it to if you teach it to kiss on command.

2. Speak

It’s fun to teach a dog to talk, and it can help fix a common behavior problem. Many dog trainers say that “speak” and “quiet” words are the best way to stop a dog from barking too much. Putting these on command lets your dog bark in certain situations and lets you decide when it should start and stop barking. At family events, it’s also a lot of fun to show off how well your dog can talk.

3. Back Up

Backing up is a fun trick for dogs that can be useful in many scenarios. Once your dog knows how to back up on order, you can use it to keep it from running out the door or crowding you at the fridge, or just to make your friends laugh.

It’s not hard to teach a dog how to back up. You just need a little bit of time and a few treats. You can teach a dog fast to go back a few steps when you tell it to.

4. Shake Your Paws

Have your dog shake hands (or feet, as the case may be) with your friends. This is a simple trick that most dogs can learn in just a few short training lessons. Most dogs like to use their paws on their own, and they will enjoy the attention they get when they do this trick.

5. Wave

It’s fun and not too hard to teach a dog to wave hello or goodbye. First, teach your dog to shake hands. You will teach your dog to wave by doing the same thing it does when it shakes. This is a great way to get people’s attention, and it will be cute to watch.

6. Rotate

You can easily get your dog to spin if you hold a treat close to its nose. You can teach your dog to spin in a certain way if you want to make this trick harder. When you show your friends how your dog knows the difference between left and right, they will be amazed.

7. Beg

What could be cuter than seeing your dog sit on its back legs with its paws up, begging for a treat? This trick can be harder to teach a dog than some of the others, but if you are patient, your dog will soon be sitting up to beg in no time.

8. Roll Over

Most people teach a dog to roll over in small steps, building up until the dog can roll over all the way. It might take a little work to teach a dog this trick, but it’s well worth it. It’s a lot of fun, and it can also help your dog learn other tricks, like playing dead.

9. Play Dead

When you point your finger like a gun and say “bang” and your dog drops to the floor to play dead, your friends will be amazed. Even though it looks amazing, teaching a dog to play dead is not as hard as you might think, especially if you have already taught it to roll over.

10. Bow down

For a dog trick called “taking a bow,” you put your dog’s chest on the ground and keep its back end up in the air. Bowing may seem like a hard trick to teach a dog, but it’s something that dogs do naturally.

When two dogs play together, you will often see them bow to each other. Trainers call this a “play bow,” and it’s a way for a dog to invite another dog to play. You can teach your dog to take a bow by using its natural desire to play. It’s also a great way to finish showing off all the cool new tricks your dog has learned.

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