Jumpy the Parkour Dog

Jumpy the Parkour Dog

We get to see a lot of great videos from people having fun with their dog, but this video trumps them all. Meet Jumpy, one of Omar Von Muller‘s talented dogs. Omar Von Muller is a dog trainer in Los Angeles. His dogs have been featured in TV shows, movies and commercials. This video also features Alex Duong a professional Parkour athlete who is equally matched for skill with Jumpy. Read More…

Teach your dog to wave

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One of the fun basic tricks I taught my dogs early on was to wave back at someone when they wave at them. It is a funny little thing to watch, and it was really basic to teach. I will note that to make this easy to teach your dog should already be able to high five you. If your dog can’t high five, that’s no problem, you can teach your dog how here. Read More…

Teach your dog to Beg (aka: Sit Pretty)

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I don’t like the use of the “subordinate” word Beg, but it is the classic term for this trick. The more P.C. term is Sit Pretty, the reason I don’t personally use this term is because I find the association with the word Beg is picked up much faster. I also believe that the negative association in having your dog “beg” is a human stereotype and as long as it is fun, the dog doesn’t have any concern with what ever word you want. If you want to use the spanish word for Beg (Mendigar) than it’s up to you. Any cue will do fine. Hand signals work too. For this example I am using the cue “beg”. Read More…

Teach your dog to jump

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Did you know that teaching your dog to jump on command helps curb over excited jumping? It may seem counter intuitive but it works. The same principle also works for barking. When a dog learns a particular behaviour on command they learn that particular behaviour is only acceptable on command, thus preventing the unwanted behaviour later. Read More…