Teach your dog to bow with this simple dog training tip. This tip was taken from the Dog Training Planner.

Outcome: Dog Learns to Bow

This is a cute trick that your dog can show off to your friends. You will need plenty of treats and a clicker to teach your dog to bow. Remember to be consistent when training your dog and ensure that you have good timing when clicking and rewarding.

Step 1: Lure 

With a treat in hand, lure the dog into position. If they go into a down, put your arms underneath them to hold up their back end. Treat and reward any downward movement. 

Step 2: Hand Signal 

When your dog understands the position you can introduce a hand signal. Make sure it is different to the down hand signal and do it with a treat in the opposite hand. Treat and reward when your dog is in position. 

Step 3: Verbal Command 

Give the command ‘bow’ just before the hand signal. Once they understand what you expect of them, you can fade out the hand signal. 

Note: This trick may take a long time, but keep practicing and use high value treats for the best results. If your dog prefers to learn with a toy – listen to your dog.

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