HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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!
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