How To Train A Dog To Touch Your Nose

How To Train A Dog To Touch Your Nose

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 lifting his paw and touching his nose on command.

  1. To teach this quickly you can utilize a post it note or other sticker and pop it onto the size of your dog’s muzzle. Ask your dog to sit and just watch his reaction to the sticker.
  2. When your dog lifts his foot to try and remove the sticker use reinforcement and reward the action.
  3. Add your command word and repeat until you can remove the sticker and your dog touches his nose on cue.

Top tip; Use reinforcement for the action at the exact moment your dog touches his nose. The correct timing will help you to train this trick really quickly.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is another trick that offers the suggestion that your dog speaks your language.

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.