How To Train A Dog To Take Your Socks Off

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

Fun and impressive, the act of your dog taking off your socks never gets old.

  1. Play tug games with your dog to encourage a pulling action.
  2. Now play the same game with an old pair of socks until your dog feels confident to pull on them.
  3. Put the socks half on your feet, offer the loose end to your dog and use the command word.
  4. When your dog pulls off your sock reinforce and reward.

Top tip; if your dog lacks confidence taking a sock you are wearing into his mouth then you may need to reinforce and reward steps towards this.

Dog trainers love this trick because playing tug raises the confidence of a sensitive dog.

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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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