What is your favorite trick you taught your dog? Crockett recently learned that when you do the Texas Hook'em Horns Sign with your hands to Hit your hand to tell you to put it away! Being an Aggie,going to Texas A&M this makes me most proud! Sorry to all the t-sippers out there! Anyway he learned this fast and I wanted to teach him more fun tricks but I wanted to know what everyone else's favorites were - I can not wait to see!
My favorite trick to date is 'play dead' ;D. Totally useless but it is neat to see that Zakk has learned that he has to be totally still before he gets the treat.
My favorite trick of Shadow's is "pick it up." I am working on getting her to pick up anything on the floor when given that command. She has amazed some people with what she will pick up, but when I try to get her to pick up all her toys so I can vacuum the house, she gets tired of it after the first few and wants to quit (just like a kid!). :
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
My favorites of Larry's are the roll over, "bang" (play dead), and the best- crawl. He'll army crawl across the room, it's too funny.
The only problem with crawl was that he realized that's a way to get out of a down to what he wants without actually standing up. Smart bugger.
Ruffy's latest trick is Doga.
When he's on his back getting a belly rub, we say, "Doga!" and he will stretch all 4 legs straight out & become the longest Lab in the world.
It's not exactly Downward Dog, but very cute nonetheless! ;D
our favorite trick is the balance biscuit on the nose than flip it into his mouth. ;D
S I T! S T A Y!
(then I can get something done! Not really.
Originally Posted by Mocha
;D Love it!
CRATE!! That is definitely a winner. I say CRATE from anywhere in the house and they run to their crates and sit for a treat. AWESOME!
Not sure if I'd consider this a "trick" but I taught Abby the word "closer".
When retrieving she'd bring the ball back but plop it too far away from me. It was just so annoying since whenever I'd move to get the ball she'd quickly pick it up again. "Drop it", "Give" nothing was working. So one day I said "Closer Abby!" pointed to the ground in front of me and just stood there like a tree. I didn't move to get the ball. After a while, she figured out if she wanted me to throw the ball, she had to put it at my feet. I kept saying "closer, closer" until the ball was right at my feet.
"Closer" also works when I want her to "heal up" and get up next to my left leg.
Also works if I want her to move up behind my back in bed. Nothing like a nice warm lab for back support! For some reason it's a word she likes and responds to.
Pat from S.E. Pa
Abby - CGC
Jack - OCP (official couch potato)