Have you ever wanted to teach your dog to play dead, tidy their toys away or even ride a skateboard?
There are so many awesome benefits to trick training. From boosting your relationship with your dog and providing mental stimulation to growing your skills as a trainer and honing your mechanics, trick training is way more than simply teaching your dog to do something that looks pretty snazzy!
Did you know that as well as being super fun, training “tricks” can benefit and complement your everyday training? Tricks can boost your dog’s confidence, build their focus and engagement with you, improve their body awareness and grow immense value for proximity.
Tricks can also help strengthen skills you’ve been working on in other areas, from loose leash walking and retrieve to recall. The true value of tricks is that you can use them in real-life situations too! Need to recall your dog?
How awesome would it be if you could call your dog back to you and reward that super recall with the opportunity to jump through your arms, or into your arms – or to do another trick they truly value that is going to beat the distractions of the environment?
In this epic and immensely fun course Tom and Lauren are joined by some awesome students and their dogs to teach you a whole array of tricks and fun skills you can learn with your dog. Dive in and discover how tricks are not only super fun and super achievable but how many real life applications they have too!
There are some important layers and foundations you are going to want to have in place before you dive into the precision and detail of many of the tricks in this course, so if you’re brand new to the world of absoluteDogs, why not check out The Sexier Than a Squirrel Challenge too for a brilliant introduction to games based training?