Last week we learned about a fun dog tricks Facebook group from DZ's Adventures called 2016 Dog Trick Challenge. It sounded really fun so we promptly checked it out, and today we're sharing what we did this week!
This week's challenge was to find a prop your dog hasn't interacted with before and train two different behaviors. The hardest part for me was thinking of a prop since we already use so many household items as fun props.
I landed on a tissue box, thinking this could be a useful skill if I have a cold and don't want to get up off the sofa. I can just send Rocco to get me a tissue! ha!
Of course, I completely forgot about the Havanese gene that requires all Havanese to shred paper of any kind. In spite of that, Rocco actually did pretty well with this challenge.
Take a look!
Here's the first behavior... pulling a tissue out of a box.
And here's the second behavior, bringing a tissue to me!
What rocks about dog tricks?
We love doing dog tricks and here are a few reasons why.
- Great activity for a rainy day or when it's just too cold to play outside
- Challenges your dog mentally and physically
- Builds a stronger bond between you and your pup
- Helps build focus and motivation to do other activities with you ... like agility!
- It's just plain fun!
What do you love about dog tricks?
Let us know in the comments below!
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