How To Train A Dog To Find The Keys

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

An extension of the previously taught trick of picking up dropped keys, the find keys trick is most useful if keys are dropped out walking or lost in the home.

  1. Have the dog, your keys and some treats, practice swapping the keys for a treat whilst saying the word “keys” each time your dog passes them to you.
  2. Now throw the keys and encourage your dog to retrieve them. Also place the keys around the house and garden and ask your dog to pass them to you.
  3. Progress by hiding the keys out of sight and asking your dog to find and pass them to you.

Top tip; Practice this trick by dropping your keys out on walks and asking your dog to find them, you will be pleasantly surprised by his ability.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is one of the most useful things a dog can do and is also really easy to teach.

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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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