[Video] See Trick Dog ‘Annie’ Perform Her Favorites!
One of my students, Wayne Koester, recently sent me this fun video of his trick dog ‘Annie’ performing all her favorite tricks, including:
- Running through a box tunnel
- Dancing on her hind legs
- Jumping through a hoop
- Shaking a paw
- And, belly crawling across the floor
You can watch the video here:
It’s impressive, right?
But did you also notice the SILENT commands that Wayne and Annie are using?
For example, when you break it down, you’ll see that to perform the ‘box tunnel trick’, Wayne has trained Annie to:
- 1. Leave him
- 2. Run to the box
- 3. Go THROUGH the box
- 4. And return to him
… The commands have been stacked, so that when Wayne says ‘Go To Your Box’ – Annie automatically translates this into FOUR COMMANDS!
And while Wayne still needs to give Annie the ‘Down’ command before he gives the ‘Crawl’ command, if he continues training, it won’t be long before Annie understands that to ‘Crawl’ she must first ‘Down’…
… And Wayne will be able to just say ‘Crawl’.
So now I imagine you’re wondering, “How do I train MY dog to perform tricks like this, with stacked commands?”
It’s far easier than you think… But you need to start with the basics.
Wayne and Annie began their training using my ‘Hands Off’ Dog Training Course which taught them both two important lessons:
First, Wayne learned how to train Annie to do ANYTHING by discovering how SHE learned!
And second, through her training sessions with Wayne, Annie learned HOW to learn!
… So once Wayne understood how to communicate with Annie, and Annie understood how to learn from her Dad, they became an unstoppable team!
Wayne was able to toss aside my training program (gently of course ;-), get creative, and dream up his own trick routines for Annie!
And Annie has been loving every minute of it (as you can see by watching the video), learning new commands and tricks as fast as Wayne can teach them.
So again, start with the basics.
Learn to communicate with your dog effectively. And teach your dog how to learn. My ‘Hands Off’ Training Course offers you a step-by-step blueprint, with daily lessons for doing exactly this, so if you don’t already have a copy, I recommend you get one.
Because if you follow this program, and commit to daily training…
… It’s not unreasonable to expect that YOUR dog could be performing basic tricks like dance, shake a paw, roll over, and more, in as little as four weeks.
Until next time, happy training!
P.S. Oops, I almost forgot: If you’re a student of my ‘Hands Off’ Training Program and you have a success story or video that you’d like to show off, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear your story, too…