I'm looking for tricks that I can teach Kiba. She can almost roll over all the way. I taught her to roll onto her back from each way, now I have to work off of that and teach her to roll over all the way. I taught her paw or shake the other day and thats going along well. After she's good at that I'll do a high five as well.
So now I'm looking for ideas on what to teach her. She is extremely smart (thats without the boasting). I seriously taught her to shake in half an hour and another half hour for the other paw. I tried several attempts for her to raise her paw until finally I gave up and started to give her toy. She grabbed it and pawed at it while I still had it in my hand. The the lightbulb went on back to when I was trying to teach her down. Because I had the treat in the "commanding hand" she would like divebomb or paw at my hand while going into a down. So I made a fist with some treats sticking out a wee bit so she could smell them and instant paw. And then it just went from there.
So now I'm looking for ideas on what to teach her. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
hmm, my dog knows voice and hand commands to sit, shake (when I put my right hand out, he gives me his left paw, and when I out my left out, he gives me his right, and if I say "other" he gives me the other for a treat) He can lay down when we say "Lay" or "down" he can give kisses when I say "kiss" and I put a milkbone inbetween my teeth/lips and he'll take it kinda rough unless I say "easy"...He can stand when you say up or put your hand in the air...I don't think this counts, but it you take the hook off the gate, he opens it with his big ol' nose. =)
When we got him, he was a stray and he already knew how to sit and shake. I really don't know how he learned how to do these other ones. It still baffles me
Mollie can do sit, stay, down, roll over, speak, and dance. Chopper can do "go get dad" and he'll go get Brad, he also does "go get Mollie" and "go get grandpa" and "go get Eli" and "go get Mom". Is she closest to you?? Or to someone else?? If it's someone else she's closest to, teach her how to go get them and it will be so cute!!
My favorite trick of Missy's is "Crawl." Start in a down position. Put a treat in front of Kiba, on the floor, and slowly slide it straight out and away from her. If she tries to stand to get it, you can use your negative marker and gently push her bottom back down.When she does this a few times, add your hand signal and voice command. We use "crawl." At first, reward for even the tiniest crawl, eventually, you can have her crawling all the way across the room!
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 12/17/2004 11:27:54 AM*** Reason: wrong dog name!
Tammy is a really smart dog to, so nows sit, lye down, roll over, both paws at same times, single paw left and right, high 5, up, stay, i also tought her to do every thing with my voice and with hand signals, she loves to play a game ware you hide her favourite meat (chicken) in one room and she has to find it. i also can put a treat on the floor and tell her to look, and after a little while i let her have it. you could teach him down, but its ware you put your hand like a gun and say "bang" and the dog goes down as if it is dead. (couldn't teach Tammy that she is to old)
Toby knows how to talk. He talks to me all the time. In english. Just making sure you all were paying attention. Seriously though, Toby's best trick is he can give eskimo kisses. Max can run and jump up into your arms on command.
One of the cats that I rescued in the 70's was so cool. I was in high school at the time, so I watched more tv than I do now. I always thought he would be cool on a tv show or comedy movie, it was before the time of America's Funniest Home Videos.
Buffy was a huge orange and yellow striped cat with lots of white trim. He weighed between 15 / 16 pounds and was such a character.
Again, I don't know how he learned this or how I learned that he knew it, that remains a mystery.
If he was walking across the floor and I was in the room, I'd say "Buffy let's play cowboys and Indians." (Please understand that I am Native American, so it wasn't an ethnic type slam, more likely the after affect of watching too many John Wayne movies.) He would slink across the floor and I would shoot him with my finger, saying something like "Bang" or "Pow". He'd stop in his tracks and slowly fall to the floor. It was the coolest thing ever. He'd just keel over and lay there.
Cats are so stand offish, that I didn't think you could teach them much of a trick, but somehow he learned.
When I got Rudy almost a year ago he only knew sit. Now he knows sit, gimme paw & gimme other paw, high five, up (stand on hind legs), down (lay down), roll over, and bang (play dead).. oh forgot he also knows speak
I also taught him to not go upstairs and not to go for a treat till I tell him he can. He also knows stay but he is usually glued to me so if I take too many steps away he will follow, he also goes in his crate when i tell him to.
About 20 mins ago I had a woman stop in her car and ask me what kind of breed he was,that he was so unique and so cute.. How nice! :)
***Edited By: nikkispnce on 12/17/2004 1:33:31 PM*** Reason: added
Everyone laughs when Sammi does this - I tell her to "wipe your nose". Put dog in sit stay. Put a little scotch tape on their nose - they'll automatically wipe at it with their paw. When she does, give the command and treat. Pretty soon, she'll do it on command without the tape.
I have the book "The Idiot's Guide to Fun & Tricks with Your Dog". It teaches clicker training and has lots of things to teach your dog. My Wheatie learned to ring a bell to go outside. It took her about 15 minutes to learn and she was probably about 12 weeks at the time. I think I taught her jsut about every thing I wanted to from that book. However, I have a rescue dog who only knows: Ask nicely, down, sit & roll over. I've tried to teach him the things my Wheatie knows, but he just doesn't get it. We love the big boy anyway because he's very sweet & gentle. Your pup might also like agility. It's a fun workout for body & mind for person & pooch.