Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo is such a cute dog trick! Your dog learns to pop up between your legs, which is a fun game some dogs discover on their own (typically, while in attendance at formal parties.) I’ve taught my dogs to ‘peek-a-boo-you’ so that  I can send them to goose someone else (while in attendance at informal… Read More

Think your dog knows their ‘sit?’

Dogs don’t generalize very well. They need to learn cues all over again when context changes occur. Your dog may ‘sit’ in your living room, but look totally confused when someone else tries to command them to ‘sit’ at the vet’s office. ‘Sit’ just doesn’t have that broad of a meaning…yet. They don’t understand that… Read More

Jump Over My Leg

Got a leg? Then teach your dog to jump over it! This trick is easy, fun, and will burn energy almost anywhere. Teach your dog to jump over your leg Jumping over and over isn’t for puppies, wait until your dog is at least 1.5 years old, 2 for giant breeds before teaching this trick.… Read More

Hoop Jump

Teach your dog to jump through a hula hoop! You probably have one lying around, and if not, they aren’t hard to come by, which makes this trick an easy bet for summer fun! What you’ll need: A hula hoop large enough for your dog to jump through, treats, and an adult dog. You can… Read More

Canine Superstars!

There are so many cool dog sports to choose from. Which do you pick? Agility? Treibball? Flyball? Disc Dog? Dock Diving? Musical Freestyle? Nosework? Surfing? Why not do it all? Welcome to the awesome world of Trick Dog Titles. Trick Dog work is a non-competitive activity which focuses simply on the bond between you and your… Read More