Training your dog to lick their lips on command is a very easy trick to teach. This trick can be hilarious when timed just right.
If you ask your dog “Do you love socks?” and they smack their lips in response, it is sure to get a giggle. Consider putting this fun trick on a secret hand signal to really make the most of a punch-line!
This trick is so easy to train that it makes for a great beginner training session. You will get a chance to work on your timing with marking and rewarding the right behavior. You will be sure to see results fast.
All dogs can learn to lick their lips! Puppies and older dogs alike can learn how to give this behavior on command within just a few training sessions. If your dog is already used to clicker training, or other positive reinforcement based training methods, they are very likely to pick this trick up in a single session!
You can put this trick on a verbal cue, a secret hand signal, or both. Decide what works best for your purposes and go with your gut. You can always change your cue down the road if you want. Once the behavior is learned, you just use the new cue right before the old one, and pretty soon your canine will respond to the new cue.
Remember to practice this trick regularly to make sure that it stays in your canine’s repertoire. You want to be sure they will be ready to do it when the timing is perfect so that you don’t miss out on a big laugh.
Depending on which method that is most effective with your pup, you will need to get a few items together before training this trick:
Additional things you will want to have ready before training: