How To Train A Dog To Freeze In Place

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

A perfect trick to teach your dog is the freeze. Your dog will literally become a statue in whichever position he is in at the time and not move until released.

  1. To teach this trick you will need to concentrate and completely focus your dog.
  2. This is different to all of the other tricks because it expects your dog to do absolutely nothing and he will be desperate to do something. The idea is to quickly and consistently reinforce his stillness whilst introducing the command.
  3. You may need to reinforce every second to begin with until he gets the idea, but when he knows the command your dog will find complete stillness great fun.
  4. This may take several sessions to teach but it is an original trick and you will feel a great sense of achievement when your dog will freeze on command until released.

Top tip; Teach this trick when your dog is tired, you will have more chance of him focusing than if he is full of energy.

Dog trainers love this trick because it requires the ultimate timing and skill to teach.

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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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