Everyone is over, friends, family, and work colleagues you already see enough of. It’s a big birthday, you have to celebrate. With the drinks flowing and the food being polished off, people swiftly look for entertainment, and since you’re not going to be singing, your dog falls into the limelight. It’s at this point where you wish you had a neat trick or two up your sleeve to keep guests content. Unfortunately, having him ‘sit’ or ‘roll over’ doesn’t quite cut it anymore, audiences are too demanding these days!
Training your dog to weave between your legs isn’t just a great party trick, it’s fantastic bonding time for you both, cementing your relationship. It’s also a good way to keep his brain working and channel his energy productively. If he’s focused on pleasing you with tricks, he won’t be concentrating on chewing your new rug.
It’s not nearly as difficult as people think to get your dog to weave between your legs. You simply need some mouth-watering food to motivate him and he’ll be willing to do pretty much anything. If you can turn it into one big game, he’ll be keen to play along and follow your instructions. If he’s a puppy you can expect to see results in just a couple of days. Their brains are receptive and they’ve got the energy to dive into training head first. If he’s older and not quite as acrobatic as he once was, you may need 10 days before he fully gets the hang of it.
Succeed and you’ll have a party trick that’s guaranteed to leave guests giggling. Obedience training like this will also make it easier to teach him a range of other commands too.
Before you can get to work you’ll need a few things. Some of his favorite treats and food will play an essential role. The tastier they are the harder he’ll be willing to work.
Also, find some quiet space away from fragile items to train in. You don’t want to be knocking over the TV! A yard or field should suffice. Apart from that, you just need 5 minutes each day for the next week or so, plus a can-do attitude. With all of that, you can get to work!