Happy New Year; My Dogs' Resollutions


We've said goodbye to 2014 and it's officially a brand new year, a fresh start filled with possibilities! I've been thinking about my New Years resolutions, which usually extend to my dogs as well.  One of the things I'd like to do with my dogs in 2015 is teach them at least 3 new tricks.  Here's a short video of one of my favorite tricks, which I do with Isis, "Where's My Dog?"  I learned this cute trick in a Tricks training class I took at PetSmart.  I hope it makes you smile, maybe even laugh!

One of my 2015 New Years resolutions is to learn some new tricks and spend more time doing tricks with both my dogs because:

  • It's a great way to practice and re-enforce important obedience commands like Come, Wait, Stay, and Leave It!.  Incorporating the commands into tricks training keeps it interesting and fun for both you and your dog.

  • Tricks are a great bonding activity.  The more you work with your dog and teach her new things, the closer you'll get and the more she'll focus her attention on you.

  • A cute trick is a great way to make people smile and laugh during our Therapy Dog visits.  When a child is shy or an elderly person is feeling depressed, one of Isis' cute tricks always breaks the ice!

  • Most importantly, it's FUN!  After hours and hours of playing fetch, learning a new  trick is fun for both you and your dog!



Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

My pup goal for January is to give puzzle time 3 times a week (at least) and to work on teaching back up!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Learning a new trick is fun. Especially if it involves food. :)

M. K. Clinton said...

What a cool trick! Yes, it made me laugh. ☺ Thanks for joining the Pet Parade.

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

Sounds like a good plan! Puzzle games are great mental stimulation. Thanks for stopping by!

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

Yes, it must include food! Food is a dog's paycheck! Thanks for stopping by Jan!

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

Glad you liked our little trick! Thanks for Co-Hosting the pet parade & for visiting us on the blog M.K.!

Anonymous said...

Learning tricks is a great way to bond with your dog! Love it! I tried entering my email to follow your blog, but it is not going through. I will try again - love your blog!

Ruby said...

I thought I was the only doggie who liked walking between peeps leggies! BOL Ma said she was gonna teach me that one...I likes tricks..they mean treaties!!! ☺
Ruby ♥

Unknown said...

Awww!!!! I love that video! Love it!!
I need to do some more training tricks too, so much fun!
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Rascal and Rocco said...

hope your new year is off to a good start. Those are some great resolutions to have ~Rascal and Rocco

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