101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog by Kyra Sundance101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill.
Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Organized by theme, its easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from:
Chores, such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your Leash
Funny tricks, such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the Piano
Dancing, such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line Kicks
Love, such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye
Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog!
Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundances step-by-step techniques—and you can, too.
The dog jumps over trenches and dodges humming bullets. The mud is blanketed with a sheet of barbed wire fence, mangled from explosions. He must escape the raining bullets, the thundering explosions. He drops to his belly and crawls underneath the barbed wire. Bullets fly and dent the ground. Clumps of dirt and rock cling to his fur.
One of the best ways to have a great relationship with your dog is to make sure they are well trained. And training your dog can seem a little overwhelming sometimes but I have an entire series of super short videos that you can check out for training tips. Plus, it can be fun to teach them tricks and show off to your family and friends. Below I have set out some simple steps for teaching your dog to shake , high five and crawl. Before you teach a shake, you need to make sure that your dog understands how to sit.
Photo credit: Thinkstock. Army crawling is a fun trick to teach to your dog that helps him improve his physical fitness. Some dogs will begin to crawl without training when attempting to sneak onto the couch or hoover up crumbs from the carpet. Start by commanding your dog to lie down. Hold a treat firmly between your fingers so that your dog can smell and lick the treat but cannot take it from your hand. As soon as your dog crawls just a few feet, praise him, and give him the treat. If the dog stands up to take the treat, quickly take it away, and start again from the beginning.
Teaching your dog new tricks can be a lot of fun for both you and your dog. Dogs are capable of learning a variety of tricks and learning how to crawl can be one of them. Before you get started teaching your dog how to crawl, it can be a good idea to learn more about what's involved. This will let you teach your dog quickly and effectively. To teach a dog to crawl, start by having your dog sit down while you stand next to it on its right side.