How To Train A Dog To Jump Through A Hole

How To Train A Dog To Jump Through A Hole

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

Fantastic and fun this trick is one of the most impressive agility acts to teach. Whilst you stand side on to your pet and create a loop with your arms the dog jumps directly through the loop, No one can fail to be impressed!

  1. Easier to teach with a helper the idea is to begin this trick low down where it is not too intimidating for the dog.
  2. Kneel down side on to your dog and place your arms in a loop low to the ground then ask your helper to lure the dog through your arms with a treat, when your dog is halfway through reinforce and allow your helper to reward him
  3. Add command word and gently progress until you can kneel and then stand whilst your dog jumps through the loop in your arms.

Top tip; your dog can struggle with the initial confidence to do this trick; the helper can assist him by using a thin leash to guide him through the loop initially.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is the ultimate in team work and also looks brilliant to spectators.

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.