We have an 11 wk old.. and she starts her 1st puppy class this Sunday. So far my my dh & I have been working with her.. and she now knows:
Sit, Down, Turn, Touch, High Five, shake hands & fetch (does that count? lol) . She's having a tough time with "Off" as in give the toy.. she wants to play tug & war half the time and will bite everything in site since she's teething... uGh.. when will this phase pass!! .. lol.
so cute! It's a quick learner! We trained 'off' when he had a toy in it's mouth and said 'off' and then fed him a treat. He obviously had to let go to eat the treat so he learned really quickly.
My pup Charlie knows the basics due to puppy school. He learned to sit, stay, and down .. and now he's learning "paw" and "heel"! My other dog Max was a prince though He knew the basics but that's all. We pretty much let him do whatever he wanted!
My dog doesn't understand the concept of fetch, and I'm not sure how to teach him. He'll chase something I throw when he feels like it, but then sit somewhere I can't reach him and play with it. I tried bringing him to a park so he could watch other dogs fetch and learn the general concept, but it hasn't stuck yet.
Wow, a lot of dogs here are very impressive. Dogs are so cute when they follow commands and do tricks.
Lol... I've had my share of dogs that would do the same. With Miso.. most of her toys have a squeaker in it.. so you squeak it to get her attention, throw it.. then call her back.. and praise the hic outta her (I clap my hands sometimes & that makes her run faster back with the toy). They eventually catch on, although at times.. she will lose interset or get tired.. and not bring it back too.. lol.
My dogs just know the basics that we taught them at home (no classes). They can sit, stay, lie down, go home (they run into their dog bed or crate), shake and will grab a toy if you say "where's your toy?"
We tried to teach the first one more tricks like roll over or play dead but to save our lives, he couldn't focus. By the time we got our second dog, we didn't care for any fancy tricks but just wanted to make sure they both had the basics down.
Teddy is a pom cross cavaliar king charles. he's a darling. he knows how to sit, shake a specific hand, drop, roll, walk, spin. when he walks and spins at the same time, it looks like he's doing a pirouette. so adorable!
reggie the pom knows: sit, stay/wait, come here, lay down, sit up, go to bed, jump over, and drop it. he only does this stuff when he wants to or when he sees food. i'm trying to teach him fetch, speak, and QUIET! and for the life of him, he refuses to let anyone roll him over.
My maltese knows sit, down, stay, wait, come, shake/high 5, give me 10 (both paws), dance, crawl, roll over, drop it, off and up (jumping off and onto furniture), grab it and give it to me, speak and growl, push it (pushes toys with her nose) and find it (person or toy by name). I'm an awful teacher...usually my sister dogsits my pup and she comes back with a new command that my sis taught her.