Hollywood Dogs: Trick Training - Helping Pets Behave

Laura is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a graduate of Trish King's Canine Behavior Academy I, II and III, and Certified Trick Dog Instructor through Kyra Sundance's Do More with Your Dog. Laura's own dog currently has an Expert Trick Dog Title. Laura believes that we should teach dogs our expectations in a safe and joyful manner, without the use of any force or intimidation. She enjoys helping people learn to communicate in this way with their furry friends.

Dog trainers love this trick because it improves a dog’s stamina and focus.

I have been working and training dogs for almost 10 years. I teach puppy classes and have taught obedience classes and service dog classes. I am also an AKC CGC Evaluator. I am currently working on earning my 2 dogs (one blind) their first trick dog title (Novice) and plan to advance to at least Expert level (hopefully Champion). I love working with dogs and watching them learn new things and helping owners understand how to communicate with their dogs and have fun too.

10 Fun, Impressive Tricks You Can Teach Any Dog - Dogtime

Do you do trick training with your dogs? What benefits have you seen? What’s your favorite trick? Remember, anything you do with your dog is better than nothing! Even if you’re not a star trick trainer, your dog will love you for trying. Always keep training sessions short and fun. We want our dogs excited to come back for more!

Tricks are an enjoyable and gratifying aspect of training

is a dog trick which involves having your dog put his chest to the ground while keeping his rear end up in the air. It may sound like a difficult dog trick to train a dog to do, but the truth is that bowing is a natural behavior for dogs.

Similarly, dog tricks are no different from basic obedience commands


It’s fortunate that there are many positive training options for our dogs today! Increasingly, people are choosing to extend their dogs’ education past classes in good manners, and I strongly advocate following up those basic classes with a tricks class! Learning even just a few basic tricks is fun for you, your dog, and your potential audience! And while the benefits to you and your dog are many, I will describe my top five.There are an almost endless list of benefits to teaching your dog a few (or more!) new tricks. Perhaps most importantly, teaching any behavior using a gentle, motivation based approach is a wonderful way to form a closer, more communicative bond with your dog. And an amazing side benefit is the more you teach your dog the quicker they learn because your teaching skills improve as does your dog’s ability to understand the training game and learn most efficiently.