How To Train A Dog To Look Up At The Sky

How To Train A Dog To Look Up At The Sky

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

This trick consists of your dog looking upwards towards the sky. Most dogs are limited in how far they can point their nose into the air so keep this in mind whilst teaching this trick.

  1. To teach this trick you simply need treats, your dog and your reinforcement tool.
  2. Sit in front of your dog and watch him carefully. He will also be looking at you, watching you to see whether you will hand over his treat.
  3. When your dog shows any sign of looking upwards reinforce and reward. Timing is crucial.
  4. Add the command word and practice

Top tip; although it may be tempting try not to lure your dog to look upwards, he will learn more thoroughly and maintain the lesson if he works it out for himself.

Dog trainers love this trick because it takes skill, patience and concentration to teach.

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.