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    Defaultlooking for great ideas...

    I've been voluntold for a staff talent show

    I have no talent

    luckily my dogs have some talent

    so I'm doing dog "tricks"

    but I'm not a trick trainer exactly...(at all) .. my dogs do various stretching and spinning type things for agility

    what would a group of high school kids think was cool to see?
    (that I can reasonably train dogs who like to offer new things quickly)
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    DefaultRe: looking for great ideas...

    You could teach them the "crawl" and could use a prop of some kind???

    The crawl is really easy to teach. Put them in a down and use a treat to get them to follow by keeping it on the ground and use the word crawl. This is one of the few tricks Moose knows.
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    I used to have Kona in a down and place treats on his paws and tell him to leave it and the elementary kids thought that was so cool. They all liked when he did the signal exercises from utiltiy .......... no verbals just hand signals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lcspt
    I used to have Kona in a down and place treats on his paws and tell him to leave it and the elementary kids thought that was so cool. They all liked when he did the signal exercises from utiltiy .......... no verbals just hand signals.
    Ditto the stay with treats. It's impressed adults as well as the elementary kids around here. Some other "hits" have been- hi-five, wave, bow, crawl, any obedience signals (heck, I taught signals for the tricks, too), jumping through a hula hoop (kids love to hold the hoop for this one). Mick and & got talked into a talent show once. I decided to do some heeling to music (my own spin on freestyle).

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    DefaultRe: looking for great ideas...

    Roll over, play dead, speak. Let's see what else. I think you have some good ideas listed.
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    DefaultRe: looking for great ideas...

    Can you bring any of your agility equipment..jumps, tables....send to bed

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    DefaultRe: looking for great ideas...

    Sneeze and have the dog grab a tissue from a box and give it to you.

    ditto on the signal exercises


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    DefaultRe: looking for great ideas...

    I think that "roll-over" always looks cute, and has anyone mentioned putting a treat on their nose and having them hold it until you release them and then they toss it up in the air and catch it? Theoretically not too hard to teach, although neither of mine can do it yet

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    I know tons of people that have been really impressed by any distance work or hand signal work - not sure why hand signals are so much more impressive than verbal commands, but they seem to wow people...

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    DefaultRe: looking for great ideas...

    you guys are the best

    it's been so long I've been impressed by "tricks" that I had forgotten the basics

    hand signals is how Brody knows half or more of his cues and Sally is quick... thanks so much for the ideas

    I think I'll just polish Brody's basic drill... dance, twirl, wave, sneeze, crawl

    and then use it as a chance to proof Sally .. mat, wait, leave it, get it .. right left ..maybe teacher her roll over tho its not a trick I'm great at catching

    Thanks so much

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