How To Train A Dog To Close The Curtains

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

Teach your dog to close the curtains and impress visitors every time he does it on command.

  1. Sit near the curtains with your dog and discreetly draw his attention to them, when he touches them reward and reinforce the touch and then withhold the reward which will encourage him to try to grab them.
  2. When he holds the curtain confidently move so that you are waiting in the direction that he needs to pull it.
  3. Call your dog and when he pulls the curtain along reward with lots of reinforcement praise and a treat.
  4. Repeat for the other curtain.

Top tip; safely pinning a tug toy to the curtain initially may help your dog to learn that he needs to pull the curtains for reward.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is fun and is a little unusual.

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Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover, dog trainer, and founder of Success Dogs. He takes pride in his ability to help dog owners improve their relationship with their dogs, and stop the frustrating things that so often make the early years of dog ownership more frustrating than enjoyable.

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