How To Train A Dog To Spin In A Circle

How To Train A Dog To Spin In A Circle

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

This trick is fun and consists of your dog spinning quickly in a continuous circle on all four feet until released from the trick.

  1. Use the target stick to encourage your dog to turn a circle then reinforce and reward.
  2. Add the command word and practice until your dog turns quickly to it then withhold reinforcement after the first loop until he completes a second one.
  3. Extend on this until your dog offers multiple loops on command before being reinforced and rewarded.
  4. Practice to improve neatness and speed of the trick.

Top tip; if your dog lacks confidence to complete a full second loop during the training of this trick help him along by reinforcing a half loop, he will soon get the idea.

Dog trainers love this trick because it uses up canine energy and looks fantastic.

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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.

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