Learn How to Teach Your Dog Tricks

Teaching your dog new tricks is a way to spend quality time with your pet while stimulating his brain. He will become smarter and active. Read on and learn about some simple tricks you can teach your pet from Woofs & Wags, doggie day care in Baltimore City.

Simple and Easy Dog Tricks

Learning new tricks can help to keep a dog’s brain in shape. However, you should avoid spending more than 10 minutes at a time teaching tricks to your dog. Also, make it a point to compliment your pet and reward with treats for a job well done. This will help motivate your dog to perform. Here are a few tricks you can teach your canine:

Shake. This is one of the easiest tricks you can teach your dog. All you need to do is prepare treats. Hold them in your hand and present it to your canine. Make sure it is close to the dog’s paw. When he begins to paw at your hand, use the command “shake” and repeat it several times. Keep practicing by holding your hand higher so the dog raises its paw higher too. Always remember to praise your dog right after a trick is performed.

Spin. Prepare a treat for your dog and hold it near your dog’s nose. Try to lure it into a spin. Pull the treat to the side of the dog’s head so he will also turn his head to follow that treat. Keep doing that so the dog will have to spin. After a complete circle, give him the treat. If possible, practice spinning both in the right and left direction.

Speak. While your dog is in a seated position, wave a treat at the dog’s nose until he makes a sound. Keep repeating this process while using the command “speak.” Give him the treat when he makes a noise.

Doggie Day Care Baltimore City

Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to entertain your pet and spend quality time together. And for those active canines out there that need a social outlet during the day, instead of sitting home staring at the door waiting for their family to come home, bring them to Woofs & Wags. In our doggie day care in Baltimore City, we try to keep them entertained throughout the day with social interaction. They get a break from 12-2 so we can catch our breath and tend to other guests. Then it’s back to play until pick-up time. Camp is available Monday through Saturday. Interested in learning more? Come visit us today!

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