How To Train A Dog To Loop In Different Directions

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

All change is a trick where the dog loops first one way and then the other; it looks great and due to the change in direction is extremely impressive.

  1. Use your target stick to encourage your dog to loop in one direction once then reinforce and reward that action.
  2. Then immediately request that your dog circle in the opposite direction and reinforce and reward.
  3. Now repeat the previous two steps but as you lure the direction change with your target stick add the command word. Reinforce and reward at exactly the moment when your dog changes direction.
  4. Practice to perfection.

Top tip; if you prefer you can use hand signals rather than a target stick to teach this trick.

Dog trainers love this trick because it requires focus during intense physical activity.

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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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