Welcome to the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop. What is it you ask? Well…… 20 dog bloggers have gotten together and each have written an article teaching their favorite trick. You visit each blog and gather entries to win some amazing prizes listed below. In fact over $800 in prizes!
Winners announced October 31st. Here’s a fun 2 dog trick.
Two Dog Trick!
This is a fun trick, and a real crowd pleaser! Take it to your next party!
- 2 dogs, with one that has a pretty good down stay.
- The dogs must like each other!
- The dog in the down has to be ok with getting stepped on. For example this works with my Romeo jumping over Mick, it would not work the other way around because Romeo is phobic about getting stepped on by humans or dogs. Mick is totally ok with being stepped on.
- A mixed bag of really, really, really good treats. I make a trail mix. But for this, I might mix in some healthy hot dogs, cheese pieces or meat. My dogs are small, so I make the pieces ½ size of my pinky finger nail.
Here’s my mix I made:
We’ll cover the down stay first!
- Either put your jumping dog in another room or tether to something so you can focus on the dog that is in the down stay.
- Dog #1 is in a down stay
- Dog #2 is the jumping dog
I’m going to assume your dog has a down, but if not, here are some instructions to teach. Down
- First of all, beef up your stay. Read this Stay_Please for detailed instructions on getting the stay rock solid. You don’t need 5 minutes, but a solid 1 minute, with you being able to walk around is a great starting place. Try with 3 sessions with play breaks after 3 sessions. Stay is hard for dogs and not that fun, so make it as fun as you can with a happy voice and reward heavily for success.
- Now bring in dog #2. I have to keep everyone calm with a soothing voice because my dogs get all excited when we are playing games. So I have dog #1 calming lying down and dog#2 (Romeo) sitting nicely next to Mick.
- Now I say “stay” again to dog #1, and I take a treat in my hand and I let dog #2, Romeo bite at the treat, but I don’t give it to him. There is where it’s nice to have soft treats so he can get a taste, but not eat the treat.
- Now with him tasting the treat I lure him to step or jump over dog #1. I mark the behavior with a “yes” and let go of the treat as soon as he is on the other side.
- Repeat and on the third time, say your word. I use “over”, but of course you can put any word on it, just be consistent.
- Don’t forget to reward the dog that is in a down stay with a “yes” and a treat.
- Take a break and play for 3-5 minutes and repeat with the lure the first time, but then have no food in your hand the next few times. This is tricky because you will need to have the treat ready to deliver from the other hand.
- Dogs are very visual, so using a hand signal that will be attached to this behavior will be very helpful to the dog. A pointing finger (if not used for something else) in a sweeping motion is one idea.
o your goal is to get straight yourself (not bent over) and using your hand signal and word, “over” and the dog will perform the behavior.
The next trick that can go with this is to have the lying dog – stand and have the other dog go “under”. A stand stay is a tough one!
The most important thing with tricks and teaching your dog new things is to have fun. Train in 2 minute sessions, then take a break, then try again.
And the final 2 Dog Trick!
Thanks so much for visiting the blog and we hope you will visit the other bloggers with their great tricks. The prizes are really fabulous this year. The more blog you visit, the more entries you gain and you could win!
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Here are all the other find Dog Bloggers – visit each one to learn a new trick and earn entries to win the prizes.
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Duck & Yogurt Bully Puffs, Chicken & Cheddar Bully Puffs, Lamb & Peanut Butter Bully Puffs, Bacon & Liver Bully Puffs, and Bacon Chips (1 Bag Each)
PLUS follow all bloggers on Instagram for a chance to win a SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE:
$100 Gift Card to PetSmart
WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Crawl by Kol’s Notes
Learn to Calmly Ride in Elevators by Beagles & Bargains
Learn to Not Freak Out When a Doorbell Rings by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Ring a Bell by ChiPets
Learn to be “Sassy” by Dog Mom Days
Learn to Take a Bow by Fetch for Me, Human
Learn “Beg”, “Which Hand”, and Indoor Exercise Trick Sets by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Stand on Your Hind Legs by Heart Like A Dog
Learn to Kiss by It’s Dog or Nothing
Learn to Touch by Life With Beagle
Learn to Pick It Up or Take It by My Dog Likes
Learn to Crawl Through a Tight Tunnel by My GBGV Life
Learn to Shake Paws (for Dogs Who Don’t Like Their Paws Touched!) by Sarcastic Dog
Learn Puppy Push Ups by Spencer the Goldendoodle
Learn Two Dog Tricks by Tails from the Road
Shake a Paw by Talent Hounds
Learn to Cover Your Eyes by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Jump Through a Hoop by The Broke Dog
Learn to Spin by The Daily Pip
Learn to Open Doors by Wag ‘n Woof Pets
Visit each blog for more chances to win!
The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is graciously sponsored by CleverPet, The Honest Kitchen, Planet Dog, and Health Extension. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. The individual sponsors are responsible for their giveaway prizes including shipping.