New Year, New Me, New Dog Tricks

Out with the old and in with the new? Nah. We’re going to keep the old tricks and add some new dog tricks to our arsenal this year. But we need your help! We don’t know what trick to choose next! So over the course of time we’ll try to learn as many of these new ones as we can and add to the list! We’ll hopefully be adding some training videos so if you’re struggling with teaching any of the new tricks too, you can learn with us!

Tricks she knows

Sahara knows most basic commands and tricks like:
• Sit
• Down (Lay)
• Shake with both paws
• Beg/Sit Pretty
• Wave
• Crawl

There are also some other commands she does like sitting to go out the door and waiting at the top of the stairs for me to close the door. She has a loose stay which basically means she can stay until she feels like she’s stayed long enough so we’ll be working on that either way. Her come works about the same way, she’ll come if she wants or if there’s nothing better to do, so that needs some improvement too.

I think some of her tricks are hilarious to watch so here’s a video of them!

Options for New Dog Tricks

Now here’s the list of options that I’ve come up with for new dog tricks we’ve tried to learn spin and roll over with a lot of difficulty but would be willing to try it again for you!  To vote just click the trick you like the best and then click submit! If you have a good trick suggestion let me know in the comments and I’ll add it!

New Year, New me, new dog tricks

37 thoughts on “New Year, New Me, New Dog Tricks

  1. Aww I love this! I wish I had taught my dog more tricks but she came to me late, and I had no idea how to look after a dog so we muddled along as best we could and she’s pretty good considering she accidently ended up with me as an owner lol.

    1. Aww well at least you have each other now! I bet it’s not that bad having you as an owner 😉

    1. She was all dresses up for Christmas with her bow on and I just couldn’t bring myself to take it off! You should see if you could train your kids if they are old enough to train the dogs😂

    1. It’s been the basics for us for a long time but I find that it really helps them cognitively to try and learn something new, plus it is fun to watch! Thank you!

  2. I love new tricks for the new year! It’s a great way to start the year. Great job in the video, you’ve got those basics down pat. I couldn’t decide between bow and weave for my suggested trick so I chose both. Bow was super hard for my Husky to get, I’m not sure why, it just took forever for her to “get it”.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    1. Thank you!! We’ve tried bow before and she just didn’t “get it” like you said, I think its because she thinks she has to sit before anything else which is usually the case so it makes it hard when she needs to stay partly standing for taking a bow. I’m going to keep at it if you said it took you a while and you finally got it with your pup!

    1. Aw thank you! It was interesting trying to watch her try to figure out the difference between a shake and a wave. So if Ruby knows shake its a good start to a wave you just have to slowly move your hand further way so she can’t touch your hand! I can’t wait to see if she can learn it!

    1. Yeah her sit pretty really needs some work, with doing it at a distance and holding it longer. Sounds like we have our work cut out for us!

  3. Sahara is doing great and the video is so cute! I think covering her eyes would be a great trick that could be funny in many situations. It would be great when someone asks, “How do I look?”

  4. Loved watching the video. Sahara is on point with her tricks. (crawl was adorable!) lol. I just started teaching Boomer wave and under the other day. Under being her walking through my legs from behind and sitting between my feet. I think it could be a really useful management tool if I ever need her to stay close, like in the case of an off-leash dog or wildlife, etc. Plus it’s cute! Good luck with your new tricks. (Dead and roll over are my favorite and really fun to teach)

  5. Trick-training is a fantastic thing to do; good for so many reasons. I liked to mess with some elements of the canine free style. When I watch those things I so admire the connection between the dogs and handlers.

    1. Oh I’m looking up free style now! I envy when other handlers are able to just move and the dog knows exactly what they want and actually look at their handlers when doing tricks!

  6. Those are all really GOOD choices and it was SO hard to choose just one!! I love the idea of weave through legs and covering eyes is SO CUTE but I had to pick Take A Bow! After all these cool tricks she knows she DESERVES to take that bow!!

  7. What a smart pup to know all those tricks! I voted for cover eyes. That would be very cute. Our old man dog knows several tricks, but some are too hard on his body now, like roll over. But he’ll always give a good shake for a treat!

  8. Sahara has a great attention span when it comes to receiving treats…lol…just like Gusto. Keep working on the Come and Stay…both very important. I love to see dogs cover their eyes so that is my pick for the next trick. 🙂

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