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If your dog has mastered the basic dog commands, such as “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “heel,” then you might be ready to branch out and start learning some fun dog commands! Here are some more advanced dog commands you can teach your pet today that can work for both small and large dogs.
1. How to Teach your Dog to 'Shake Hands'1
Teaching your dog to shake isn’t as difficult as you might think, and if you have already finished teaching your dog to sit, then you’re halfway there!
2. Learn How to Teach Your Dog to Speak2
Most of the time, we would prefer our dogs not to bark. However, barking on command can also be a fun, useful trick for a dog to have. To teach your dog to speak, simply follow the steps below.
3. Got Some Room? Here's How to Teach your Dog to Roll Over
Roll over is a fun party trick to teach your dog. It also happens to be one of the most popular dog commands. Here’s how to teach your dog to roll over:
4. Need Some Love? Teach your Dog to Give a Kiss!3
"Kiss" is one of the simplest commands you can teach your dog. After all, many of our dogs lick our faces on a regular basis anyway — so attaching a verbal cue to this behavior and doing it on command may not be that hard!
Repeating this process a few times may get your dog to catch on. If your dog is having trouble, you may be able to pick up on some context clues offered by their body language.
5. How to Teach your Dog to Spin
Teaching your dog to spin around in a circle may be a bit trickier!
These 5 fun dog commands will help strengthen the bond you have with your dog, while building their confidence and having some fun!
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1How to teach your dog to Shake Hands, American Kennel Club, Sassafras Lowrey
2How to Train your Dog to Speak or be Quiet, The Spruce Pets, Jenna Stregowski
3How to Train your Dog to Give Kisses, The Spruce Pets, Amy Bender