I'm running out of ideas and Louie is getting bored. I don't even have to tell him anymore - soon as he sees me reaching for the biscuits he sits, raises left paw, then right, lays down and barks. It's pretty funny actually, but I know that he needs something new to learn.
My mom's friend loves Karaoke so much her dog (some kind of hairy miniature dog) will not only sing on command but finds herself a stage, too.
I was wondering if any of you had trained your dog to do something unique, or if you even had any training advice on more common commands such as "stop" or "drop it" or "quit eating that poo" or "bring me the remote"..... the list goes on.
Not really a trick but I do hide and seek with Riley. I tell him down and stay, I take a toy and hide it in another room. (say on the pillow on my bed, on a shelf, under a chair, etc) then tell him "ok go find it".. and he does.
Sit up is also a cute trick. Crawl, hugs/beg, wave, etc.
what about holding the treat on the nose or spin (turn in one direction) or turn (spin the other way) roll over touch (hold your hand out flat as if you were saying stop with your hand) bang/play dead dance (however you'd want to do it)
One thing that I have been wanting to teach Beulah is to "toss" with me.
Sometimes, when she grabs something in her mouth that she doesn't want, she tosses it up in the air. The other day, I threw her a sock tied up in knots, and she tossed it back to me!!!
However, I have NO idea how to get her to do it again. My real goal is to learn to juggle, and then I could toss her one throw and she could toss it back so that we could be juggling together! lol.. yeah, I have no idea where to start!
LOL - I bet that moment was amazing. Louie does the same thing, he tosses his toy in the air when he's really happy.
I saw something like what you described on pet competition show on animal planet. I forget the name of the show, but it was hosted by the really cute guy from saved by the bell - anyways maybe you can find the website and see if they have any tips for teaching your dog to play toss?
omg......sorry everyone!!!! I din't really look at thelifeofriley's page that they posteed and it turns out that it's the same page!!! OOOOOPS sorry!!!! well I guess that the old saying is true....great minds think a like!!