How To Train A Dog To Be Ashamed

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

This trick teaches your dog to lie on the ground and put his paw over his muzzle as if ashamed or in trouble.

  1. This trick should be easy to teach if your dog knows how to touch his nose.
  2. Ask your dog to lie down and give him the command for touching his nose.
  3. When he attempts this use reinforcement and reward to encourage him to repeat the position.
  4. Add the new command word and practice by shaping with pointed reinforcement until your dog can get into and stay in the position.

Top tip; by withholding the reinforcement and reward you will be gently guiding your dog to adopt and hold the position of this trick.

Dog trainers love this trick because it looks extremely cute and takes some concentration to train.

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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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