Teach Your Dog the ABCs

 |  May 29th 2006  |   1 Contribution


Dog with ABCs
Looking for new tricks to teach your canine companion? Here's one that you can show off at the next family reunion. Teach that furbaby the ABCs.

Teach Your Dog the ABCs
By Liz Palika for The Dog Daily

Teaching your dog tricks can be great fun. Not only can trick training add some fun to your obedience training, but it's fun to show off your dog's tricks. If you want to teach your dog a trick that will wow crowds and astound audiences, teach your dog to recognize his A, B, Cs.

To teach your dog his A, B, Cs, begin by teaching him the "touch" command. Have some good treats in one hand. Tell your dog, "Sweetie, touch" and gently touch his nose with the flat part of your empty hand. Praise him and pop a treat in his mouth. Repeat this several times, then stop and come back to it later. After a few days, stop touching his nose and hold your hand a half an inch from his nose. Wait for him to reach forward and touch your hand himself. Praise him and give him the treat. When you can hold your hand on either side and at different distances and he will reach forward to touch it, you're ready to go on to the next step.

If you want to read the rest of the article, check it out at The Dog Daily. Maybe if your dog learns them well enough he can get in the neighborhood kindergarten instead of the neighborhood dog park. Think what you could save on petsitting!

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