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Cute Puppy Tricks

Learn how to teach a puppy to do tricks from professional dog trainer Andrea Arden in this Howcast dog training video.

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Tricks training with your puppy is highly recommended. It's a great way to start to build relationship with your puppy and to burn mental, as well as physical energy. When doing tricks training with your puppy, you want to make sure your training sessions are short and highly rewarding. Remember, these guys have very short attention spans, so we want to make sure we are setting them up for success.

When doing tricks training with your puppy, you want to have lots of small treats, that way you can reward your puppy each time they do something right. I'm going to begin by teaching this puppy to do the trick of a hand target. The puppy is going to touch his nose to the palm of my hand. Each time he does that, I'll say 'Good', and then give him one of these tasty treats.

I'm starting to add a little distance. Once you've done a few repetitions, it's a good idea to break up your training session with some playtime. That's how you train a puppy to do tricks.

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