Peekaboo or middle: How to teach your dog easy tricks
There are different tricks to teach your dog and enjoy all the positive things that you can get from it. It can be a solution for rainy days or great fun to spend more quality time with your best friend. All dogs love to play, and when you connect it to treats or a toy, they are even more excited to do whatever you ask from them. Here are a few ideas on how to teach your dog to play peekaboo. Here is an idea on how to teach your dog to play peekaboo. In this short video , you can hear and see how you can do it.
Its called “middle” or “peekaboo” and you will be surprised how useful it is in everyday life!
Peekaboo is a neat little trick, that both serves as a fun training game to show off your dog’s skills with but it also serves lots of practical purposes!
Regarding practical reasons, this little trick gives your dog somewhere to “park” out of the way while you are busy doing something. Whether it is giving directions to a lost stranger, letting horses or bikes pass you safely or paying your bill at the vets, boarding facility or groomers.
It can also be a fun addition to your recall, as it is excellent for building your relationship with your dog. It can help if you need to manoeuvre your dog in a crowd or in an alley where you need your dog to be out of the way.
Peekaboo is one of the easy tricks to teach your dog.
If your dog loves treats take few of their favourite ones into your hands and stand in front of your dog face to face. Start luring your dog on one side with treats and start throwing them on the floor next to you. Then the next one behind you and the next one between your legs. Be sure that your dog is following your hand and taking the treats. In three little steps, your dog is between your legs with its head out. At that point, give him a treat and say ‘peekaboo’. Put more treats in front of you, so your dog knows that is the position where to stop. Repeat several times until they can do it 9 out of 10 times. That is the time you can use only your hand with no treats.
When your dog understands the physical cue (only hand, no treats), you can introduce verbal cue next. With saying your dog’s name, say ‘peekaboo’ too.
Use this trick often.
Peekaboo trick can be helpful and so easy, even your children can do it. It can always be a nice pause when you are doing the obedience training sessions. When you are both stuck with the training, you can make a little ‘peekaboo’ break to relax and have fun.
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