MOST USEFUL DOG TRICK

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by Naomi Heck, M.Ed., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

THE MOST USEFUL DOG TRICK

Last month I wrote about indoor activities that my dog and I enjoy doing together.  Several snowstorms have kept us housebound this month, so I had plenty of time to teach Chase to go to a mat in a variety of situations.  I call this trick “Go Away” and find it very useful for when I want him to do just that, especially in situations where he has been bothersome.  Of course I pay generously and tell him how good he is for doing it.  To Chase it’s just another fun game to play with Mom.  Here is my video to give you some ideas of how you can use going to a mat (or some other designated location) with your own dog.   

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About Simba's Mom

I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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