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Old October 8th, 2005, 09:22 PM
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Teaching Joey new tricks

Now that Joey seems to be catching on to basic obedience. I wanted to try and teach him some new tricks. Maybe shake a paw or rollover or play dead. Any feedback on teaching something that is fun. I have been doing all training without treats so any methods without treats would be helpful.


after thought.....my husband met a dog same as Joey and he knew how to shake his left paw and his right paw seperately. Now that would be a challenge.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 09:34 PM
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after thought.....my husband met a dog same as Joey and he knew how to shake his left paw and his right paw seperately. Now that would be a challenge.
It's actually not very difficult. Dogs will automatically want to use one paw over the other when doing things. So you teach "shake" with whatever paw they want. And then teach a different command for the other. That's how my parents' dog learned it. She'll give you her right paw for "shake a paw" and her left paw for "other paw"
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:09 AM
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One of my friends taught her doggy to roll over using a ball. She just made the doggy lie down and then put the ball in her mouth and then turned the ball really slowly...
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Old October 9th, 2005, 07:34 AM
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thats cool. Maybe I will try that. One time by accident Joey did a sommersault I am not sure how he managed it but he somehow was running and put his head down to pick up his whale and over he went. No one believes me but I wish he would do it again so I can say Joey sommersault and over he would go.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 04:19 PM
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Here's the beginners list we give our clients.
Sit
Down (lay)
Sleep (lay on side)
Be a bear (beg)
Heel (walk by my side)
Up (from down to sit)
Up-Up (on to things)
Roll over
Stand
Stay
Shake
Scoot (crawl on belly)
No
Okay (release)
Stop
Quiet
Leave it
Move
Off
Drop
Take it
Quit
Easy (gentle)
Play
Slow
Home
Car
Back (back of car)
Potty
Toys (bone, ball, fuzzy…)
Parts of her body (tail, tummy, foot…)
Rooms in the house (Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom…)
Furniture (bed, couch, chair, pillow…)
Names (of family members)
Bed
Crate
Rug
Collar/leash
Cookie
Outside
Dig/bury
Eat & Drink
Circle
Find it
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Old October 10th, 2005, 07:33 AM
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Thank you Tenderfoot. Thats quite a list. How would I do up from down sit, and shake (thats shake a paw right)
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:44 AM
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Shake

Set him up into a sit.
Look to see what front foot he puts the least amount of weight on.
There is a pressure point right at the back of the foot. It is right at the ankle where it bends.
Put a little pressure there and he will start to lift his foot up, hold and shake gently and cue paw or shake and then praise with excitement.
Repeat several times.
When you see him beginning to get involved give the verbal cue first. If he lifts his paw on his own great, you have it. If he doesn't yet do it after you give the verbal cue then press the back of the foot after your verbal cue and keep trying until you get it.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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Thanks Stacey B we started working on it last night. I didnt know dogs have ankles should I be looking for a knobby part like we humans have.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 11:01 AM
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From a down to a sit.

You can sit on the floor and ask your dog to down(on leash) next to you, then as you get up you give a hand signal and say 'up' in an energized tone and your dog will either rise up with you naturally (like begets like) or you can give a slight 'dink' on the collar to encourage him to get up and just as he rises up to a sit - you say "good job" and get calm. If he goes to stand up then you used too much energy.
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