"Does your dog really want to be petted?" We love to pet our dogs, and most of the time, they love it, too. However, sometimes dogs need breaks, and some dogs don't like to be pet by new people. Next time you are petting your dog or playing with a dog at a friend's house, try thinking about this video and "ask" the dog if she wants you to keep petting her.
When you teach your dog to do the dog walk, teeter, and A-Frame in agility, it is very important that she touch the "Contact Zone," that big colored area at the beginning and end of the obstacle. This is a rule that was created for safety, so your dog won't fall if she gets too excited about her run.
There are lots of ways to teach your dog to step in the contact zone. This woman has set up a ramp for her dog, and is clicking every time the dog's foot touches the contact zone that she has marked off. She is probably giving the dog his reward off-camera.
Don't forget: you always need to give a reward every time you click! Can you set up a little ramp for your dog in the yard? Tell us how it goes in the comment section!
If Bella and Sunny have made you want to teach your own dog to roll over, take a look at this video. The puppy also learns how to "Play Dead" afterward.
We've had some crazy weather this weekend, and your dog might be getting a little bit of cabin fever. Check out this fun way to entertain him or her!
Do you have a favorite indoor game to play with your dog? Post it in the comments section below!
Here is a dog learning how to Crawl using the "Touch" command.
This is my colleague, Sarah Wharton's dog Sunny learning how to blow bubbles. Sarah started with a full bowl of water, but I like to start with an empty bowl and add a little water at a time so the dog can get used to the water.
If you would like to see a more step-by-step version, take a look at Dazzle the Border Collie. This video is pretty long, but it shows the trick starting with an empty bowl.