It doesn’t matter whether your dog’s young or old, big or small, dogs love to learn new things and it’s a great way to build the bond with your dog and help you both get the most out of your relationship.
This is the next in our Teach Your Dog … features, and the trick we will be teaching is ‘spin’. Remember practice makes perfect, have fun and make sure you have plenty of treats to reward.
With your dog in a stand position hold a treat in front of his nose and lure him round to one side. Give him the treat once he has started turning. Always choose the same direction to spin!
When he is happy turning his head and shoulders away from you, make the movement into more of a circle and move your arm around so he follows it and does a spin.
Keep practising and making sure he is following the treat around in a full circle
Remove the treat from your hand and instead just use a point/hand signal in the same motion. He should respond with doing a spin and make sure you give him a treat when he does.