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.
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.
Similar to 'sit', but ask your dog to lie down instead. Use treats to guide them into a lying position.
Train your dog to come when called. Start in a low-distraction environment and reward them generously when they respond.
Encourage your dog to offer you their paw when you say "shake" or "paw." Reward them when they lift their paw.
Extend the 'shake' trick to a high-five by encouraging your dog to touch their paw to your hand when raised higher.
Start with your dog in a lying-down position, then gently guide them onto their side while saying "play dead."
Reward your dog for barking on cue. Use a verbal command or trigger like a doorbell sound to encourage barking.
Train your dog to put their paws around your waist or shoulder, simulating a hug, and reward them for the behavior.
Start with your dog in a down position, lure them with a treat, and gradually guide them into a full roll.