How To Train A Dog To Go Around

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

This trick involves your dog going around any obstacle on command this can include the sofa, car or even a lake on a walk.

  1. To teach this trick you need to begin small. Your target stick may come in handy here and begin by leading your dog around a box or chair with the stick.
  2. When he gets halfway around the obstacle simply reinforce the action and reward your dog as he gets back to you.
  3. Add the command word and gradually stop using the target stick whilst simultaneously bringing the command forward.
  4. Vary the obstacle and practice the command.

Top tip; when you no longer use the target stick you can offer a hand signal to assist your dog around the obstacle.

Dog trainers love this trick because it’s original and fun.

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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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