At 10 months, Angel knows:
fetch (retrieving her ball/ toy)
bounce (catching a ball bounced high mid-air)
go to bed... though she doesn't usually stay there
rings a bell on the back door when she wants to go outside
toss (catch a treat or toy tossed underhand into the air)
bye-bye (not exactly a trick, but she runs straight to the car and waits by the door when she hears this)
My daughter is trying to teach her to catch a ball balanced on her head, and Angel CAN do it, but she doesn't really seem to like that one.
We're currently trying to teach her to wipe her own paws when she comes in, which in my mind, would be the best "trick" yet.
I think my two favorites are "show me the poop" and "Be Chewbaka"
Sonny, the black lab, ran ahead to make sure there were no gophers or jackrabbits in the way. If you don't give a dog a specific job, he'll improvise one for himself and it will invariably be fun. There's a lesson there.
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Uhh.. Sit, lay down, and high five? Lol. But we're still working on it at @ 4 1/2 months old.
Great thread, though! I've been trying to think of what to teach him next and reading everyone's posts definitely gave me some ideas.
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Victoria--Dexter and Archer's Human.
Come (release for stay)
Ok (release for stay)
paws up (puts paws up on whatever object you point to)
Off (release for paws up....or whenever he jumps up on the counter)
Other paw (for shake and high five)
Target (touches a specific object)
Catch (treats tossed in the air)
we're currently working on Bow
i think that's it....unless peeing on command counts as a trick
he also knows many phrases...Go to bed, go to your rug, find your bone, find your chuckit, (all other toys are far inferior and don't deserve a name according to him ) Drink your water, ( he always forgets to drink his water before he goes out to pee! ) and DON'T LICK THE DISHES!! He thinks he needs to pre-wash the dishes in the dish washer. what a clown!
Buddy and Hiro know:
Leave it (to include treats on both paws, we're working on the nose)
Go to bed
Get out (useful when I'm in the kitchen or bathroom!)
Oh, and Hiro knows Dance and Stand, but that's because he's a prancey little guy and loves to jump so we channeled it.
More tricks are pending next month when we get into housing and I have a backyard for them
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Smart puppies you all have.
Both dogs know the general commands but the ones that stand out are:
Cooper spins on command and back up, plus wait for my hand command before he eats, that one is really good for him because he is only 7 months old and pee on command. His favourite and he really does well at this, is seeking something out when I have hidden it. Finds it every time even up a tree, a smart boy for only 7 months I think
Bodhi knows to ring the bell when wanting to go out, pee on command, fetch the paper, carry shopping bags and the seeking out things even when buried in the dirt or under the water. The peeing on command is the funniest because if he doesn't want to go before bed he will hide in the shadows and freeze thinking I can't see him. When I tell him again he will give this big sigh and go as if to say "whatever". Funny doggies.
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This is such a great thread. I have to teach Daisy a new trick every week for her puppy agility class so I've gotten lots of good ideas. So far she knows:
Eliz and Daisy
Dogs for Vets
So, that would definitely be a good trick to teach