Dog Training

Basic Dog Tricks

Most of the actions you see dogs doing in movies are compilations of simple tricks. By teaching your dog to do each trick, you can have him/her capable of being a movie dog. Some of these tricks help the dog in other sports such as agility and in obedience.


Taking a bow is a dog trick which involves having your dog put his chest to the ground while keeping his rear end up in the air. It may sound like a difficult dog trick to train a dog to do, but the truth is that bowing is a natural behaviour for dogs.

Training a dog to wave hello or good-bye is a fun and fairly simple dog trick. Start by training your dog to shake paws. You will use the same action your dog uses to shake to train him to lift his paw to wave.

Have your dog greet your friends by shaking hands or paws. This is an easy dog trick that you can usually train a dog to do in a few short training sessions.