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The Easiest Tricks For Dogs

Updated on June 20, 2011

Most people think that training your dog to do tricks is a near impossible chore so they just don't bother, but it doesn't have to be, there are some easy tricks for dogs that can be fun for both you and your furry friend. Here are the easiest tricks for your dog.

Shake hands

The handshake is a common and well know dog trick, its also very simple to teach your dog, all that is required is a little patience. Start by having your dog sit, say "shake hands" then grab his paw, repeat this a few times, then repeat daily. persistence is the key here, if you do this every day your dog will pick up the trick in no time.


Another common dog trick. To do this simply put a treat in front of your dog and slowly raise it above his/her head, The dog will automatically rear on its hind legs and as soon as it does, give it the treat. repeat this daily only each time leave the dog on his hind legs a little longer before giving it the treat.


To teach your dog the spin trick, simple begin by placing a treat at his nose and slowly spinning it around towards his tail, the trick here is to do it very slowly at first so the dog doesn't loose sight of the treat. Once again keep doing this daily and he will pick it up quickly.

Peek a Boo

This dog trick is a little harder compared to the other but is very rewarding when your dog learns it, the best way is to use a hairdryer, call your dog over, say the words peek a boo and give him a quick short blast with the hairdryer. The dog may have a few reactions to this but one will most certainly be to cover his eyes, when he does this give him a treat. repeat this exercise daily using the words peek a boo and the hairdryer until eventually just at the words peek a boo the dog will hide his eyes. this is a difficult trick to teach your dog but is very entertaining to see when done properly.


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    • TheMidnightRider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean H 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Hi, well there are many variations of this trick, glad to see you found one that workds for you.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 years ago from now on

      I like the peek a boo trick but my version was to say shame on you - blow on the dogs eye and reward him when he moved his paw in the direction of his dog learned quickly with one paw and then on his own started using two paws covering both eyes to get a treat...and if he peeked to see if I was offering a treat, and I withheld it he'd cover up quickly as he could til he peeked again and saw a treat in my hand - he was a smart dog though.


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