Impressive Tricks to Teach your Dog

Dog tricks are not only fun, but a great way to bond and improve communication with your dog. As an added bonus, tricks are also a great way to entertain your family and friends.

When training your dog, remember to be patient and to keep the sessions short and fun — your dog will learn better this way.

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  1. Shake hands

Shake hands (or a paw shake!) is a popular dog trick and is usually the first trick most people teach their dogs. This is an easy trick to teach and most dogs pick it up really quickly. Instructional video.

2. Kiss

Yes, your dog may already shower you with kisses on a daily basis, but now you can actually teach them to kiss you on command. Instructional video.

3. Spin

Teaching your dog how to spin is a cute and easy trick. Make sure you also teach your dog how to go the other way and use two separate cues. Instructional video.

4. Bow

While this dog trick might not have a practical purpose, teaching your dog how to bow is a nice crowd pleaser. It’s a movement that all dogs do naturally so the trick will happen quite easily for most dogs. Instructional video.

5. Roll over

At first “roll over” may seem like a difficult trick to attempt, but in the long run, it’s very straightforward. All this trick demands is repetition. The more you do it, the better your dog will get. Instructional video.

6. Stand on hind legs

While this trick may seem like something to leave to the professionals, if you’re a persistent dog parent with patience and high determination, it’s definitely doable. Instructional video.

7. Bark on command

This trick might be for more advanced dogs and takes some extra patience, as it’s one of the tougher tricks. Instructional video.

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