The Ruff Life Advanced Training
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO
CROSS THEIR PAWS
This is a really fun trick! Once your dog is good at the one paw touch, it is time to expand on that. Make sure you set aside some time in a quiet location for your dog to learn this trick.
**If your dog already knows RIGHT and LEFT paw... you can also use that to help you get them to paw target the correct paw! Have patience with this one!!!
By doing something as simple as teaching our dogs to catch their treat/food.... we can get them to pay close attention to us. They will also naturally place their own body in the best heel position.
MIDDLE COMMAND WITH MOVEMENT
The "Middle" Command is an amazing trick. It gets your dog to WANT to pay attention to you. It also can be used as an emergency recall or you can advance it with getting your dog to move with you, or even get them to put their paws on your feet. 😍
This video will help you advance your Middle trick.
PS. You can use a different word other than Middle if you would like!
ANOTHER WAY TO GET YOUR DOG TO NOSE TARGET
If your dog was struggling with the way we taught nose target, here is a different approach.
ADVANCING THE NOSE TARGET/TOUCH
Tatjana and Copper show off their skills. Once your dog is good with touching your hand, try putting a sticky note on your hand and then to advance it.... put the sticky note on a cupboard door.