Cross Your Paws

Video of Daisy, the Chihuahua, created by Ashlyn, age 15, Florida USA

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Teach Your Dog "Cross Your Paws"

Daisy is a 2 year old Chihuahua. We are considering entering her in competitions for her tricks. She knows well over 30 tricks. This is the newest one I taught her. It's is called "Cross Your Paws". Your dog is required to know Lie Down and Shake/High-Five.

Have your dog lie down. Move your hand to their side making sure the dog doesn't move, and ask Fido for his paw. Fido should stretch his leg over and hand it to you, (crossing his paws). Include the term Cross Your Paws. Remember to keep training very positive, and fun! Daisy learned this cute trick in a matter of 10 minutes.
by Daisy's Mommy, Ashlyn, age 15, Florida USA

 

Tricks are a lot of fun!
Dogs love to learn. Tricks keep your dog alert and energetic. They give your dog a chance to play and have fun. Learn some easy tricks here.  

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Here are some books with a lot of tricks!
trick is in the training

The Trick is in the Training: 25 Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog, by Stephanie J Taunton, Cheryl S. Smith
From an Amazon.com reader: This is a terrific book, escpecially for beginners. The book is very well illustrated with bright, clear, color photographs. The instruction is easy to follow and fun to read. There is a good variety of tricks in which to teach your dog. It is a very FUN book that makes you want to start training your dog right away! Note: This book is very simply done and should be readable by 4-6 graders.

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Dog Tricks for Dummies, by Sarah Hodgson
Written for adults, the all-in-one source for play training made easy! This friendly guide shows you how to teach your dog tricks, from the simple (wagging his tail) to the extraordinary (fetching a soda from the refrigerator). Dogs of all ages can learn new tricks, and this book's step-by-step instructions show you how to train your special friend to perform. Includes special sections on camping, winter fun -- even getting dogs into show business!

 

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