How To Train A Dog To Unzip Your Jacket

How To Train A Dog To Unzip Your Jacket

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

Fantastic fun, a dog that helps you off with your coat as you walk into a room is a really impressive trick.

  1. Attach a piece of fabric to the zip of your coat or jacket.
  2. Encourage your dog to play with it with tug games reinforce and reward any contact with the fabric.
  3. As soon as your dog’s makes the zip move give lots of praise and reward then add in a command word for the trick and gradually withhold the reward until your dog is unzipping your jacket.

Top tip; you may need to sit on the floor or not wear your coat at all to begin with, particularly for the sensitive dog.

Dog trainers love this trick because it encourages focus from the dog on greeting therefore prevents over excitement.

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.