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Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Teach your dog a trick is a great way for you to understand how they think, bond together and develop their brain. We've put together a list of easy tricks to teach your dog. You can also get free access to the courses that teach these tricks in the Fluffy app.

10 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog

1. Down

Teaching your dog to lay down can help to keep them safe when you're outside and calm them down when you are in a restaurant.

2. Sit

Teaching your dog to sit is a great place to start with your training. For example, teaching your dog to sit at kerbs can make crossing roads safer and asking your dog to sit when greeting people means they're less likely to jump up.

3. Emergency stop

In an emergency, you may want to stop your dog’s forward motion from a distance. This is one of the exercises that can save your dog's life in an emergency.

4. Nose touch

A nose touch can be a useful behaviour for your dog in lots of different situations. For example, a nose touch can be a calm, polite way for your dog to greet people and will stop your dog from jumping up. A nose touch can also give your dog a focus to come back to when you recall them.

5. Around the pole

It not only helps your dog work on their basic manners and impulse control, but it also gives them a rockin' workout in just a few minutes. And you hardly have to do a thing. This is a great way to physically and mentally challenge your dogs, without leaving home.

6. Peek-A-Boo

Peekaboo is a neat little trick, that serves as both a fun training game to show off your pup’s skills with, as well as a trick with plenty of practical purposes! It’s great because it gives your dog somewhere to “park” out of the way while you are busy doing something.

7. Leg weaves

Training the leg weave teaches your dog to focus on you and your body language. You must coordinate your movements and work as a team. And while challenging your dog’s mind, it also gets them moving and stretching their sides. That makes it a great warm-up for other activities.

8. Give paw

Give paw is a fun trick that helps develop trust between you and your pup. This trick will help your dog to stay calm during vet visits, help you or your groomer to trim the pup’s nails and clean your dog’s paws.

9. Spin

Spin is a fun trick, that all dogs enjoy because it keeps them active. It also helps them understand their movements better and feel more confident when playing with you. This is a great game to build trust between you and your pup.

10. Hug

Not all dogs like to hug. Dogs value tactility, but not as much as people. That's why some dogs can find hugs or similar contact stressful. If your dog is fine with being touched both you and your pup will love this trick.

What is the easiest trick to teach your dog?

If you ask other pet parents about the easiest trick to teach your dog, the overwhelming answer will be the "Sit" trick. But there are other interesting tricks that you can master at home with minimal effort. For example, you can teach your dog the "Nose Touch" trick. This is the trick when your dog is touching your hand with their nose when you say "Touch". You can learn more about the trick above.

What is the coolest trick to teach your dog?

Our favourite trick to teach your dog is "HUG". The Hug trick involves teaching your dog to hug your hand or another object when you say "Hug". It's not just a fun and cool trick, but a relatively easy to teach your pup. We'll show how you can teach your pup the basics of the Hug trick above.

What are the 7 basic commands for dog training?

Basic commands are what your pup should know to keep them safe. Here're the 7 basic commands for dog training.

  1. Sit

  2. Down

  3. Stay

  4. Come

  5. Heel

  6. Off

  7. No