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Lots more information below tricks.

Shake Hands
Turn Around
New! Crawl
New! Cross Your Paws
Play Dead
Roll Over
Take a Bow
Say Hello
Go Back
Which One?
Carry a Bucket
(to a whistle)
Head Down Go to Bed
(or Find the Treasure)
High Five Touch
Ring a Bell
Pick Up A Cane New! Retrieve a Tissue New!Carry a Lantern

More about tricks below!

border collie dog performing the dog trick, wave.

Here are 31 fun, easy tricks that you can teach your dog! Tricks help your dog to 'learn how to learn'. If your dog can learn tricks, then she can learn obedience and good manners. Go ahead...have some fun and teach your dog a new trick!

The best way to teach your dog a trick, is to make it fun for her. Use praise and small treats to reward your dog.

Practice new tricks only a few minutes at a time. You never want your dog to get bored when learning new things.


Sometimes a dog will have trouble learning a new trick. For example, not all dogs can learn to fetch. Some dogs have more instinct (they are born with it) than others when it comes to carrying things in their mouths.

Roll over is difficult if your dog is dominant. Dominant dogs often don't like to expose their belly so roll over could be a challenge.

Bulldog performing the trick, roll over.

If you've tried hard to teach your dog a trick and he can't learn it, give him a break and choose another trick that's easier.

Check out What Dogs Do for more about instincts.


Vizla dog performing dog trick, carry a basket.
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adorable Dog!

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.  

Be sure to visit Kids Teaching Tricks and read about the tricks that kids are teaching to their dogs. Then tell us about the trick you taught your dog. Be sure to tell us how you did it.

You can send us a short video showing your dog's trick and we'll post it! Don't forget to send your parent's permission. Check out the videos that kids like you have sent us.




Lassie was the first animal named to the Animal Hall of Fame in 1969. Lassie knew dozens of exciting tricks.

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And here are some great books with a lot of tricks!



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