Does your pooch think he’s just a furry, fluffy human? If he does, he probably has lots of annoying habits like jumping up on the sofa and sleeping on the bed. Well now you can teach him some obedience and a new trick, by encouraging one habit, that’s both human like and entertaining. Why not teach him a fun, cute little trick that’s sure to make him feel like a real boy, by getting him to stand up tall on those fluffy back legs of his. Think how cute it will be when you have visitors over and you can get him to greet them by standing up tall and giving them a pawshake, like a proper little man.
Although teaching your pup to stand can be a cute and fun little trick, it can also be incredibly useful. For example, dogs with allergies often get skin problems underneath their belly, if your dog is predisposed to this or if they get any other problems with their underneath bits, then it can be really useful to get your pooch to stand for you to have a good luck without upsetting them too much.
If you’re planning on doing any further tricks or training with your pooch, especially those that involve dance routines or showing, for example, teaching your pooch to stand will be an invaluable trick. Teaching them to stand shouldn’t be too difficult, especially if it’s a behavior they’re already displaying naturally. However although this trick is suitable for young dogs, it’s not suitable for puppies, they need to undergo a bit of development and build some muscle strength first, therefore this trick is best taught to pups over 6 months old. Pooches should pick it up in a week or two.
This trick shouldn’t involve too much high tech equipment. However, if you’re clicker training your doggy, this trick is suitable for clicker training, so grab that clicker to encourage their good behaviors. Don’t forget to buy them a big bag of their favorite tasty treats, or make them some of your own home-cooked treats, such as some delicious boiled chicken or a cooked sausage, chopped into the correct size so your pup can devour them easily. Teach your pup in short bursts, in a distraction-free environment.