How To Train A Dog To Spin In A Circle

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

This trick is fun and consists of your dog spinning quickly in a continuous circle on all four feet until released from the trick.

  1. Use the target stick to encourage your dog to turn a circle then reinforce and reward.
  2. Add the command word and practice until your dog turns quickly to it then withhold reinforcement after the first loop until he completes a second one.
  3. Extend on this until your dog offers multiple loops on command before being reinforced and rewarded.
  4. Practice to improve neatness and speed of the trick.

Top tip; if your dog lacks confidence to complete a full second loop during the training of this trick help him along by reinforcing a half loop, he will soon get the idea.

Dog trainers love this trick because it uses up canine energy and looks fantastic.

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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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