How To Train A Dog To Circle You

How To Train A Dog To Circle You

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

A trick that involves the dog circling his master’s body, this looks neat and is very impressive.

  1. The easiest way to teach this trick is to lure the dog around the body initially.
  2. Have your dog sit in front of you.
  3. Show him a treat and then quickly pass the treat around your body, when the dog is halfway around you add the reinforcement then as he gets to the front give him the treat.
  4. Repeat and add the command, gradually bring the command forward and reduce the treats.

Top tip; when the dog has perfected the Circle me trick you can spin in the opposite direction to him, this makes the trick extra impressive.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is easy to teach but can be added to a sequence of heel work or obedience to add flair to any routine.

Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.