10 Fun and Popular Dog Tricks Any Dog Can Learn

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Sit

Teaching your dog to sit on command is a foundational trick. Hold a  treat above their nose and move it back over their head, prompting them  to sit naturally.

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Stay

Ask your dog to sit and then, while using a hand signal or verbal cue,  encourage them to stay in position for gradually longer durations.

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Down

Similar to 'sit', but ask your dog to lie down instead. Use treats to guide them into a lying position.

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Come

Train your dog to come when called. Start in a low-distraction environment and reward them generously when they respond.

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Shake or Paw

Encourage your dog to offer you their paw when you say "shake" or "paw." Reward them when they lift their paw.

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High-Five

Extend the 'shake' trick to a high-five by encouraging your dog to touch their paw to your hand when raised higher.

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Play Dead

Start with your dog in a lying-down position, then gently guide them onto their side while saying "play dead."

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Reward your dog for barking on cue. Use a verbal command or trigger like a doorbell sound to encourage barking.

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Speak or Bark on Command

Hug or Embrace

Train your dog to put their paws around your waist or shoulder, simulating a hug, and reward them for the behavior.

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Roll Over

Start with your dog in a down position, lure them with a treat, and gradually guide them into a full roll.

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