How To Train A Dog To Laugh

How To Train A Dog To Laugh

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

Most dogs make a snuffling noise when they become excited. It’s not quite a sneeze and most often occurs when you have one to one contact with your dog. This sound is best described as laughter. The trick of asking your dog to laugh is wonderful to witness because you can really tell that he is having fun.

  1. Play with your dog until he becomes excited and when he makes even the slightest snuffling sound then reinforce it and reward him.
  2. Practice and add your command word.

Top tip; most dogs laugh when spoken to in an excitable manner, if your dog is not amused change your pitch to make him giggle.

Dog trainers love this trick because it’s unusual and wonderful to see a dog laughing.

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.