How To Train A Dog To Search The Outside Of A Vehicle

How To Train A Dog To Search The Outside Of A Vehicle

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

A dog that searches the outside of a vehicle for his toy is impressive. This is a fun trick for party parking, your own vehicle security dog.

  1. Teaching vehicle search is easy, similar to searching a room have someone hold your dog whilst you place his toy somewhere on the outside of a vehicle. Ensure that the engine is turned off
  2. Release your dog using the command word and reinforce as he finds his toy on the car.
  3. Reward and play with your dog.

Top tip; start with easy simple searches like placing the toy on a wheel and progress to more complicated searches as your dogs confidence grows.

Dog trainers love this trick because it looks professional and encourages the dog to think.

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.