How To Train A Dog To Loop Around A Target Stick


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

This trick looks pretty and is great as part of an enhanced obedience routine. Your dog will quickly complete a loop around your target stick.

  1. Stand up straight and hold your stick out so that you have the handle and the bottom of the stick is touching the ground.
  2. Now simply ask your dog to loop around the stick reinforce and reward.
  3. This trick can be enhanced by teaching forwards and backwards loops around the prop and also loop the loop where the dog continuously goes around the stick until told to stop.

Top tip; you can use a treat in your other hand if needed to encourage your dog initially to go around the stick.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is great fun ad a wonderful use of a prop to complete and impressive canine freestyle routine.

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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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