How To Train A Dog To Look Left

How To Train A Dog To Look Left

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

A fascinating trick that will impress even the most skeptical of audiences, teach your dog to look left on command and anyone can be forgiven for appreciating his grasp on the English language.

  1. All you need for this trick is your dog, treats and reinforcement tool.
  2. Ask your dog to sit in front of you and watch him carefully, he will be looking back at you wondering what is going on.
  3. At some point your dog’s head will incline even slightly to the left. Reinforce and reward. Timing is crucial here!
  4. Continue the previous step and each time your dog will be turning to the left a little more. Add the command and practice.

Top tip; do not be tempted to prompt your dog to look left, he will learn far more thoroughly if he works it out for himself and then it’s reinforced.

Dog trainers love this trick because it needs excellent timing to teach and can only be taught by positive reinforcement.

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.