In addition to all the commands your puppy has now mastered, you might want to teach him a couple of tricks that will make him the star in your home and friends.
1. Dance. This trick may actually be helpful when he’s jumping on people. Sometimes dogs respond well to replacement behavior, and teaching him how to dance is a great method to put all that energy to be effective.
Each time your pet gets excited and it is jumping around you, command “Dance” while you gently take and hold his front legs, forcing him to stand on his hind legs. Sway him directly to the left a little. Praise him, give him a treat, and gently put him back on the ground.
2. Pray. The object is to have your pet put his head down between his paws around the command “Pray,” or “Say your prayers,” I am sure your family and friends will have a good laugh with this trick.Also, your dog will be a good example to the whole family and a good way to encourage your kids to pray.
Start with sitting in a chair together with your dog in the “Sit/Stay” position in front of you. Put a treat around the chair between your legs. Command your pet to “Pray,” then encourage him or place both his paws around the chair while he remains in “Sit” position.