4 Dog Tricks Your Dog Will Actually Want to Do

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Dogs are so much more than just cuddly companions. They can be trained to perform all sorts of tricks that will amuse and entertain you and your guests. But not all dogs are equally enthusiastic about showing off their skills. Some dog breeds are more eager to please than others, and some just do not have the attention span for it.

So which dog tricks are most likely to succeed with your pooch? Start with these four fun (and relatively easy) tricks that your dog will actually want to do.

1) Sit

Teaching a dog to sit is a good way to start trick training. Start by saying sit in a firm voice and then gently push the dog’s rear end down with your hand. When the dog sits, praise it, and give it a treat.

After a few sessions of this, say sit again and just put your hand near the dog’s rear end. If the dog sits, reward it with praise or a treat while you are placing your hand on its bottom.

2) Roll Over

Teaching your dog to roll over is a great trick to know, and a fun way to spend time with your pet. Here is how:
Start by sitting next to your dog on the ground. Hold one of his favorite treats in front of his nose, then lower it towards the ground. When he follows the treat down, use a gentle touch or verbal cues such as rollover or over to encourage him. As soon as he flips onto his back, praise him, and give him the treat. Repeat this process until he can roll over on command at least 50% of the time.

3) Shake

Start with your dog in a sitting position. Hold a treat in your hand and say “shake.” As your dog lifts their paw to try and get the treat, give the command “shake.” Once your dog’s paw is in your hand, give them the treat and praise them. Repeat this process until your dog consistently gives you their paw when you say “shake.”

4) Give Me Five!

To teach your dog the give me five trick (like shake), have your dog sit in front of you and extend your hand out, palm up. Hold a treat in your other hand and say, “give me five.” As your dog lifts their paw to touch your hand, give them the treat. Repeat this process until your dog masters the trick.

Dog tricks are a wonderful way to bond with your dog. The top five dog tricks in this article for dogs are great because they are simple, easy to master and fun to do!