This post is sponsored by the Just Right by Purina team.
It’s important to spend time with your dog and keep his brain occupied to avoid boredom and destructive behavior. Working with your dog on a few simple tricks is a fun way to bond, so Bob and I wanted to share a few of his personal favorite tricks!
Bob is a Labrador, so he loves to fetch! Nothing gets him quite as excited as getting a new tennis ball to play with. He can run and fetch like a champ – sometimes he gets so excited about catching the ball that he doesn’t even want to give it back once he’s got it, but with a little patience, he’ll gladly return it for you to throw again…and again…and again…
Normally, Bob can introduce himself by shaking paws, but his leg is sore right now, so until his vet appointment, we’re sticking with a more comfortable trick for him:
Sit! Stay! Good boy!!
If you’re working to teach your dog a few new tricks, here’s a few tips to keep in mind:
1. Be patient. Training your dog to do a trick requires repetition and patience. Don’t expect your dog to start doing acrobatics overnight!
2. Start simple. Sit, stay and fetch are classic tricks for a reason – they’re straightforward, and easier to learn.
3. Reward your dog! When your dog does a trick, make sure you reward him with praise and excitement – he’s such a good boy, after all!
Bob always appreciates a tasty treat when he’s done a good job with his tricks, so we can reward him with his favorite food: Just Right by Purina! Bob’s special blend was personalized for him, because a unique dog with signature tricks deserves food that is tailored for his preferences and nutritional needs to fuel those performances!
What tricks does your dog perform?