My dog is great at bringing me the TV remote control. Any time I can’t find it, he will go on a hunt and gently bring it to me! Here’s how to teach your dog to bring something to you… on command.
Dog Tricks To Try
Dog tricks are the advanced dog training behaviors that you want your dog to start doing -- just for fun, or for practical reasons within your own home. Here's everything you need to know to teach your dog tricks -- like balancing a treat on their nose, doing a full body shake, showing their teeth, speaking, fetching, getting the mail or newspaper, praying, playing peek-a-boo, singing, high-fiveing, and more! Dog owners share their favorite dog tricks and tips for teaching your dog how to do just about ANYTHING that you want... on command.
Raising two dogs vs one dog. Should you raise one dog or two dogs? That’s a question I asked myself for years — until I decided to try owning multiple dogs (usually 2, but sometimes 3) at the same time. Because multi-dog household aggression is real! It’s one of the signs of Littermate Syndrome when you’re raising two puppies. I’ve been at this for decades now! Here’s how to introduce 2 dogs. Signs one dog doesn’t like the other. Pros & Cons of having more than one dog. Ways to simplify life when you have multiple dogs. How to get dogs to get along. All my best tips for how to raise two dogs in the house together!
Want to teach your dog how to balance a treat on their nose? Here’s how to do the ‘treat on the nose’ trick — step by step. This is a dog trick that I’ve taught all my dogs.
How many of the following tricks can your dog do? Does your dog perform any cool tricks that aren’t on this list? I honestly can’t imagine many more dog tricks that could possibly have been left of this list! These are the best dog tricks… ever!
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
Canine intelligence & dog language: The words and commands from human language that a dog knows. Here are the phrases my dog understands and what they mean.
Tips for training dogs with treats & using treats as rewards. High-value dog training treats vs low-value dog training treats + best puppy training treats.
Once the basic dog commands have been learned, you may want to teach your dog any number of dog tricks. Here are 5 simple tips for teaching ANY dog ANY trick!
If you think that you will eventually want your dog to be a hunting dog, here are some very basic tips to get started with hunting dog training.
A dog that barks at the doorbell is especially challenging at Halloween. However, you can look at it as a headache… or as a valuable dog training opportunity! This video shows how to do it.
To aid us in potty training our dog, we decided to try a dog doorbell. Take it from me, by teaching your dog to ring a bell to let you know when she has to go outside, you will definitely have fewer accidents in the house! Here’s how we used dog bell training with our 2 dogs.
Will your dog only catch, instead of fetching and returning the item to you? Here’s how to get your dog to bring it back to you when you’re doing dog fetch training. These are some of the best dog fetch training tips.
Tired of standing in the rain waiting for your dog to do his business outside? Try training your dog to pee or poop on command. All you need is a ‘cue word’, some dog treats, and a little bit of patience.
Want to teach your dog a dog trick? These videos show how to do some great dog tricks. Start with easy dog tricks and then work your way up to the more difficult dog tricks. Before long, you may have your dog fetching your slippers!
If you’ve ever had a loose dog on your hands, then you know how difficult it is to catch a dog on the run — especially a small dog. This video shows how you can actually train your dog to be caught. Really, it works!
This video highlights the 5 steps that are necessary for teaching your dog to shake hands. Once you have mastered shake with your dog, you can teach him more fun tricks from these 101 dog tricks!
Have you ever wanted your dog to be more human? Try teaching him this trick. Also another cool trick to teach your dog.
Dogs communicate with people in their very own way. Learning what your dog is trying to say is not a science. You simply have to pay attention to your dog’s very subtle signs and cues. Here are a few dog signs to watch for if you want to learn to speak dog.
When you’re raising two dogs together, lots of things are more difficult than when raising just one dog. It’s definitely more difficult to train two dogs in one household at the same time. Here are my 3 best tips for training two dogs at once. See how to train two dogs at home yourself!
We actually call it ‘being shy’ but you would probably impress your friends better if you called it playing ‘peek-a-boo’ or something cute. This dog trick simply involves rewarding your dog for putting his paw on his nose. Here’s how we taught our dog to play peek-a-boo on command.
If you’ve always thought that your dog would make a good therapy dog, here are some things to think about — plus a listing of the requirements for dogs and owners to become volunteers and therapy dogs.
The way to teach your dog some fun new tricks is to simply think about some things your dog does naturally without being asked. Then, give a specific ‘command’ to that behavior. From this point forward, whenever your dog does that behavior… call out that command. That’s how you associate the behavior with the command. So, in the future, your dog will do this particular behavior on command.
If you have a new puppy and won’t be able to take him out to pee and poop often enough, consider a dog litter box to help make housetraining easier. Our 2 Beagle pups love the doggie litter box. It definitely made housebreaking a smoother process in our home!
Here are some videos of dogs showing their teeth… or baring teeth… on command. Want to know how to teach your dog this trick? Check out these tips for teaching a dog to show teeth.
My husband and I have resorted to SPELLING various words around our dog in order to talk about certain things in his presence, without him knowing it. The idea: If we spell it, he won’t hear that magic word that gets him all riled up in anticipation of whatever it is. Wrong!…
See how we taught our dog to sing on cue.
Here’s how we taught our dogs to ‘get the mail’ or ‘get the paper’ and then immediately — before it gets too soggy — to ‘give’ it to us. This is an easy dog trick to teach. First, you begin with ‘get’… then you end with ‘give’ or ‘drop it’.
Some simple tips for teaching your dog some new tricks.
How smart is your dog? Have you ever ‘tested’ your pet in order to obtain some kind of measure of your dog’s intelligence level? Now you can. Here are 7 quick & easy tests that you can do with your dog to see how ‘smart’ your pet is. They’re FUN, too!
A fun dog trick that’s really cute! Here’s how to teach your dog to pray…
The command ‘Toes’ helps whenever you need to clean muddy paws after your dog has been playing outside. Or, when you need to dry off wet paws after a bath. Or, when you want to trim your dog’s toenails! Here’s how to teach your dog to give you his toes — on command.
We use ‘Tell me’ whenever we want our dog to get our attention about something. This is helpful when getting your dog used to the idea that he must ‘tell you’ when he needs to go outside, when there’s a stranger nearby, when he’s hungry, when the water bowl is empty, when the mail has arrived, etc.
Maybe your dog needs to get a bit more exercise these days, but he doesn’t really enjoy playing with toys… Maybe you’re trying to get your dog ‘ready’ for agility training… Maybe you just want to find a new way to interact with your dog by incorporating something FUN into his daily routine… Whatever your motivation, here’s how to get your dog interested in a brand new toy — to the extent that he will do almost anything to be able to play with that toy.
Maggie was featured on Animal Planet for her counting skills.
What do you do when your dog loves to play with a ball, but he won’t give the ball up in a game of catch? Here’s a quick trick… Works every time!
Watch as ‘Skid Boot’ the dog follows orders from his trainer, David… to a tee! This video contains a scene from Pet Stars on Animal Planet.
Here’s how to set things up so your dog will succeed. Why?… Because when a dog fails at something, he’s less likely to want to try it again. And when learning a new trick or behavior, no dog succeeds every time — especially in the beginning. So it’s up to you to make sure your dog succeeds from the very start. Here’s how…
Here’s a great dog stunt… for anyone who’s daring enough to try it with their own dog!
We taught our dogs to ‘shake’ their fur on command. This is great whenever they’re wet after a bath or a walk in the rain, or after a doggie roll on the ground where his fur has collected bits of everything that was in the grass. Here’s how we taught our dogs to ‘shake’…
In addition to your standard pet tricks like sit, lie down, come, stay, catch, and roll over, we’ve managed to teach our dogs some more unusual ‘tricks’…
Can your dog talk? One thing’s for sure… These dogs can speak enough of the English language to say one thing very clearly: ‘I love Mama’.