It’s winter, you’ve sat yourself down in your comfiest chair after a long hard day, and wrapped yourself in a blanket with your furry friend nestled at your feet. However, a breeze begins to creep in and you realize you’ve forgotten to shut that pesky door again! You can’t bear to drag yourself up, aching from a long tiring day. Well, fear not, because one command of “close” sees your four-legged friend up on all four paws and gently shutting the door for you, before arriving right back by those tired feet of yours. Would you like this simple solution to a common everyday problem, and to wow guests with a double act in which you open the door for them, and your fluffy counterpart closes it behind them? Then read on for an easy step by step process, with both practical applications and that bowow factor.
Teaching your furry friend to close doors can be simply a fun little trick; however, it also has many practical uses. For example, you could be carrying in heavy shopping bags, have toddlers in your arms, or you could have a disability or injury that makes it difficult, in which case, having your fluffy pal close the door behind you would be very useful. Although most puppers will pick up the trick well, and in time it will become a learned behavior, there are a few stages to it, which can make things a little tricky. Don’t get disheartened if they don’t pick it up right away-- persistence, along with making it fun, are key. This one is for fully grown pooches only, as they’ll need to be big and strong enough to push that door shut with their paws or cute little noses, according to pupper preference of course.