quick tricks: back up!


Welcome to a new series of blog-posts, as requested by my students. Over the next few weeks I will try and cover how to train some basic tricks that are also handy for agility. These will include bow, beg, stand tall, leg-weaves, “bang”/roll-over, frog, spins, paw-target (front and back), pivot, 4-in, skateboard, back up, cupboard slam and more.

If there’s something you’d like to see particularly, please comment here! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss anything.

It’s very hard to get video of my dogs learning something from scratch – particularly basic tricks, as they already know them all! So I’ve tried to explain how I would get to the point you can see in the videos, and use all 3 of my dogs to demonstrate different levels of understanding.

To begin this trick your dog needs to understand the basic concept of shaping. If you’re not sure what this is, go and read my blog post and check back here after that. Your dog should be pretty keen to problem solve & offer behaviours.

If you would like some more information, clarification or anything else, let me know. 🙂


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