What is the coolest trick you guys have trained your dog to do?
What is the coolest trick you guys have trained your dog to do?
A dog who is not with me any more was trained on hand signals to stand still, sit, drop, roll over, spit something out of his mouth, or get up, that was pretty cool. Saved a breath lol.
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Like Beau's dog, our dogs respond o hand signals as well as voice commands...only because the minute I teach them anything I use my hands at the same time so they just absorb the signal as well.
Tricks my guys do:
Barney: "Fives" (high five), "Roll" (lie down and roll to one side), "other side" (roll to you other side)
Pippi: "Dance" (stands on back legs and goes in a circle), "walk" (stands on back legs and walks like a person), "hands" (puts both her front paws up and onto yours - you have to have your hands ready in high fives position which is had co shes a midget), "spin" (spins round in a tigh circle - she can only do this in one direction anti clockwise lol)....we are currently working on "beg" but we are a bit sporadic with it. She is real easy to teah tricks....in fact, much easier than teaching her normal stuff lol.
My old girl Chevy used to beg, crawl, roll over, up (stand on back legs) shake paws, shake he other paw and we did start teaching her to fetch a few specific items (namely ciggies) but ave up when we realised we were just doing it for our own lainess. Also, OH did start teaching her to turn the lights off and managed to get her to do it once lol.
WWe dont really spend much time teachning anything, tricks or normal stuff. Its just something we do occasionally and some of our dogs havent done any tricks at all.
Barney only high fives because he used to paw alot of ya face or body, so we taught him high five and that actually stopped the unwanted behaviour co he would only do it when you asked, we also use high five as a reqard for him co he loves giving fives. And the roll ones are for tick checking.
Chevy, and now Pippi are (were for Chevy) very smart dogs though and pick up tricks super quick thats why they have a few more and are good with them...
We will probably "teach" pippi many more because she is hilarious when she does tricks lol
Well except for all the Obedience stuff they have learned and do.
Tessa can pick particular toys from a pile. She knows which is which, she has a bunny, frog, duck, fox, Merry, bonio and a few more.
Tessa also says "hello" and it sound like "hello" and we have got as far as "I love", cannot get the you in it yet. She also does all the agility stuff form a reasonable distance, which is really all tricks. She hasn't the speed to win, but is great and steady. also taught her to "stalk" birds (butcher birds) slowly, one step at the time........and go!!!!!. And she knows the difference between them and magpies,parrots,wrens and fowl, which are not allowed to be chased.
Tessa also does awesome ladders, builders rung ladders either horizontal or at 45 degrees, the ladder is 12'. Annabelle does it horizontal only. Katy has no idea LOL, she is a little awkward
All three (Lukey excepted) will sit on their boxes for long periods whilst I am training and return to the box to take turns.
Katy plays Dead.....anyone can shoot her and she is dead. She has a very dramatic fall for dead LOL....and comes alive.
She does water Rescue, which is all just a series of tricks, that is how they were taught. She will pull in people, boat, take out a paddle, life ring and life vest to people...Annabelle and Tessa do some of this, but are not as reliable with helping strangers, whilst Katy is.
Al lot of Obedience stuff is tricks in some peoples eyes..........I train figure eights at heel with my dogs by placing two in sit/drop/stand stay and doing the figure of 8 with number three. I do Demo's where I put the three out and stand stays and together ( I stand 10 feet away) we do drop from stand to sit to drop again and the figure 8 trick. I heel my dogs in at left and my right.........One day I will get the all three stand from sit. I can get it one at the time but not together form a distance.
This is all Obedience training....It is a great way to teach them to be steady under any situation. So people who see it call it tricks, but it is training.
There is a multitude of other stuff my dogs do, because I train all day long, just for fun with them...They lead the horses for me, carry stuff ( baskets, towels, grooming kit, shopping bags, mail). The saddest thing is Winter when I am cruel and they carry firewood in (small bits) and they go in the fire, you should see Katy's face, but she keeps helping.
I also get them to pick-up stuff I drop on purpose.....Gosh we just do stuff, because they offer stuff and love the attention.
Carting is even a trick in some people eyes.
And ofcourse the usual high fives, shake and roll-overs are a must..........I am teaching Annabelle to high step like a Andalusian Horse, she will do about three step and after that she looses it........But patience and rewards will get her there, at least she loves to try. It started by asking for a shake whilst we were moving.
If a dog does rewards it will easily learn to follow your hand to anywhere and once you are able to do it easily you put a command to it a there it is........
There really is just lots and lots you can do........I am sure we have left a bucket load out
Lukey only does very basic stuff..we got him a little late 4.5 years old and he has no real confidence yet to do silly stuff. And he is only just getting the hang of basic obedience and enjoying it. This stuff should only be trained when the dogs have fun.......The other three love it
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My old dog used to do an amazing drop dead. I would finger fire at her and she would swing her head around twice, fall down on her side, lie still for about 5 seconds and then twitch one leg then stay still until asked to get up. It was my first major clicker training exercise and I did it one step at a time and mainly did it by clicking a movement that happened as she got excited about the next step. The twitching leg was just luck and she got it with just one click.
I have only had Nash for 3.5 months. He came from the shelter not knowing a single command. So far he has mastered "sit", "drop", "wait", "bed", "outside", "inside", "beg", and "come" (when off leash) and "roll over" are almost there. I am working on "fetch" and "give" (as in, give the toy back so i can throw it again) b/c he would fetch but then run past us to his bed, so we are working through that now.
I'd love to have him select a toy already on the ground and put it in a toy box. Thing is, he doesn't really engage with the toys unless they are thrown or you tease him with them first. I need to put some thought into how to get him to pick them up when they are lying on the ground.... ??????????
I've been very slack with trick training. We haven't got much further than sit, down (patchy!), heel and shake. The last one I taught her at home was 'round' to make her spin, but haven't enforced it enough yet. One Banjo is learning now is 'roll' - she runs up and then just kind of falls down on her side and rolls over - usually a bit of a slide happening there too. She does it when she's gone for a swim. And I had to try teach her to do it on command to prevent her from rolling in the dirt instead of the grass! She now does it usually on cue and she also seems to get that she can only do it on the grass. I really should do more training with her because she's a pretty clever cookie. My old dog used to yawn if I asked her to do something that she didn't regard as essential - like sit for her dinner!
Picking specific toys from a pile is pretty cool.
Barney can differentiate between a "ball" and a "toy" but that is it. "toy" just means get one of the other toys that isnt a ball LOL. But he is not much of a player.
Newfsie, how did you get the specific toy thing in there? Do you just pair the name with the toy? I might start slowly adding this to Pippi's list....she will "get a toy" but its just any old toy or sometimes just anything closest to her from the ground lol
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