22nd January 2014, 08:17 AM
Trick training ideas
Just wanting some advice or ideas on tricks I can train Mushroom, she already does the usual sit, stay, drop, speak and jumps through a hoop. Have any of you got ideas for other cool things I can train her?
Nat, Mushy and Mogwai
22nd January 2014, 10:33 AM
Try youtube amazing what you can learn on there.
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23rd January 2014, 02:52 AM
My Lucky is a certified Novice Trick dog ... don't want to hijack your post, but if you want I can post a video of him doing some tricks if they help you
some tricks he does are:
weave through my legs
jump over my legs
jump through a hoop
one that I call "circus elephant" (basically front paws on a round flat object & walks around it with back feet)
spin (left and right)
paws up (on an object)
Say your prayers (paws up with head down - you can lure with a treat to get this action)
Take a Bow
Shake is pretty easy to start with, as is Spin. A young dog will probably do play dead and roll over more easily ... Lucky struggles with that. It's just not a trick he enjoys.
(a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)
23rd January 2014, 02:55 AM
Our trainer sent us this link after the first class ... maybe it will inspire you!
also check out this site - this is the organization that does the trick dog certifications:
(a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)
23rd January 2014, 03:13 AM
I just wish I could teach BellaMia to put ALL her toys back in the toy box!
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26th January 2014, 11:36 AM
Thanks so much, I'd love to see videos of Lucky doing some tricks
26th January 2014, 11:43 AM
You should look at the box training website and learn how! it's completely possible!
26th January 2014, 05:18 PM
A great book is Brain Games for Dogs by Claire Arrowsmith -- available through the Cavalier Matters shop (profits go to cavalier rescue and health research; they ship anywhere).
A cavalier was one of the demonstration dogs for the book's illustrations!
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27th January 2014, 03:33 AM
Luke has an intermediate trick dog title I think. kikopup on YouTube has a lot of good ideas.
Right now Luke is working on going around objects. He'll go around one way but not the other, and spinning without hand signals. Also sitting up and begging, but he has a really hard time balancing for that one. One thing you can do once they learn some stuff is to combine it. Ask for two commands, or three. We did this last year at clicker expo. Luke's first one that he did at the expo was go (to a chair I pointed at) + sit (on the chair) and wave. I was trying to get him to do a backward crawl with back + down, but he had a different interpretation. He backed up, then laid down. He just won't crawl. I did get him to back up while doing a bow though. He can figure 8 through my legs, but couldn't figure out how to do that backwards. He can't go backwards and curve, and also couldn't do back while going around an object (he backed up the walked around it). It's interesting to see how he interprets these combos should be done.
27th January 2014, 11:00 AM
Wow Luke knows so much! I hope I can train my dogs to do some more advanced tricks like that I'm trying to teach mushy ATM to bark once twice or three times depending how many fingers I hold up and what I ask for but she has no idea, I am probably doing it wrong, but giving it a shot anyway, it's hard though to train her with the other two dogs here ATM also wanting treats.
Ive been combining jump through a hoop sit and speak and jump through the hoop again and she got that quite fast