No one has a party and says “Hey, look at how good my dog is at begging”. If you’re going to show off, it’s going to be something fun!
Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog. It’s even an AKC title category! Trick training gives their brains something to think about, improves your dogs balance and muscle tone, stretches their problem solving skills and improves your dog training abilities. It also helps alleviate winter boredom for both of you!
Check out these videos from the AKC for some simple (and fun!) tricks to teach your dog. Master all 10 of them to earn your novice trick dog title! If your dog is already a Canine Good Citizen, you only need to learn 5.