Most people think of dog training as only consisting of the 4 basic commands: sit, lay down, come, and stay. But in reality, you can teach your puppy numerous fun tricks that can easily benefit you and your furry friend! Along with providing your pooch with some mental stimulation, the human-animal bond is strengthened as […]
Most people think of dog training as only consisting of the 4 basic commands: sit, lay down, come, and stay. But in reality, you can teach your puppy numerous fun tricks that can easily benefit you and your furry friend! Along with providing your pooch with some mental stimulation, the human-animal bond is strengthened as you both spend time together. Let’s take a look at some easy and fun new tricks you can teach your puppy.
Yes, you get kisses from your pup all the time. But you can actually train your furry friend to kiss you on command. You can do this by putting a little treat on your cheek and saying “kiss” before letting them have it. Repeating these actions will have your puppy smooching your face on demand! This trick is especially popular with young children.
Teaching your puppy to bark on command can actually help solve excessive barking, a common behavior problem in puppies. You can use the commands “speak” and “quiet” to give you full control over your fur-baby’s barking. Lots of patience is needed for this trick as you may need to wait until your puppy barks by itself before using these commands.
Having your puppy shake your guests hands as they walk in is adorable by most standards. It is also one of the easiest tricks to teach your puppy and requires short training sessions for your fur-bay to get the hang of it. You can do this by keeping treats in a closed fist near your puppy’s face. As they paw at your hands to get the treats, say the command “shake” repeatedly for a session. They will surely love the attention and yummy treats they get from this trick!
The trick “roll over” looks hard to teach your puppy to do, but it’s actually pretty simple if done in short, consistent sessions. Most puppy trainers and/or owners teach their furry friends to roll over in small parts before training them to roll over all the way. Repetition is key to this specific trick, and the more you do it, the better your puppy will perform it. The roll over trick also makes it easier to train your puppy to do the next trick on this list!
The “play dead” trick is one of the more popular tricks to teach your little furry friend. If you’ve taught your puppy to roll over, teaching him to play dead becomes much easier. Just remember to repeat the command “play dead” as your pup lays on the floor. Your guests will certainly be blown away by this trick.
When it comes to training your puppy, remember to be patient and consistent with any trick. It can take hours, days or even weeks for a puppy to fully learn a new trick. Just have fun and give praises to your fur-baby when necessary!
You can further strengthen your bond with your puppy by checking out our blog, 10 Fun Games to Play with Your Puppy for some fun tips!