05 Aug Paw Tricks
I’m working on my next freestyle routine with Tys and we are doing lots of paw work. So I thought I would post the best videos for teaching Paw. Andre (whenhoundsfly.com) introduced me to the above technique recently and I love it because the dog is thinking for himself and there’s no luring involved. BUT, when I actually tried the technique out with my students, I was surprised how few dogs would use their paws to hit the target, they were committed to using their noses and it made this technique more challenging to teach especially in a class where people want quick results. If you watch the above video with Emily Larlham from dogmantics she shows how to teach paw using a target, she also suggests using a towel for troubleshooting. I tried the towel technique with a young puggle I was boarding and I had lots of success. With a little creativity there is always a way to make things easier for our dogs.