Favorite Dog Exercise

Do you have a favorite exercise that your dog does? Something along of like down, stay, leave it, ect. My top favorite is Send away (aka Go Back). This is where I tell Shadow or Geordi to Go and point in the direction I want them to go. Shadow does this exercise better then Geordi, typically. That isn’t to say that Geordi doesn’t know this exercise he just doesn’t seem to understand why I would send him away once he’s at me. Maybe it has to do with his separation anxiety?

We learned this exercise in Adv. Obedience and like I said it’s one of my favorites! I love it because 1) I can use it for playing ball, 2) I can use it to kick them out of any area, typically the kitchen, and 3) if they leave the yard boundaries I can use it to send them back.  The concept of training this behavior is easy, the execution not so much!

You basically take something your dog loves; toys works best, and place it at some distance. Then pick a word, and send them at the toy. Once they reach the toy tell them something like down or sit, once they do that reward them. Eventually you should be able to do this without the toy and at any distance.

What is your favorite exercise that your dog does?


P.S. If you really want to learn this with your dog find a trainer. The steps above are really basic but another view point and critique-r is really helpful.


About Tara B.
Hi, I am Tara B. and its great to meet you!! I am an outgoing person with introvert tendencies. I have two amazing dogs that I love and adore! You will hear about them and their adventures a lot :D I also have the most amazing husband! Together he and I have Miss Go Go (you'll also see her referred to as Baby B) that was born in the spring of 2015. She is smart, quick learner, and loves to mimic everything she sees. I love to cook, bake, try to stay healthy, and read. I love to explore my area (and the world when life allows), and seek out fun things to do. You want more information just ask! I am horrible at writing "About You" sections...:) If you have any questions, comments, ect I can be reached at CraftsByTaraB@gmail.com.

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