101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

By Kyra Sundance   |   Published On: Apr 1, 2007
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If you’re ready to challenge your canine companion with more advanced tricks and skills that will deepen the bond you’ve developed over the years, Kyra Sundance’s 101 Dog Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog will get the two of you started on the right training path. Featuring full-color photos of each easy-to-follow step in the included index of dog tricks, you and your pooch will soon be mastering such entertaining new tricks as getting a soda from the fridge, putting away the dog toys, and many more!

This step-by-step training guide also gives you a rating for each trick, letting you know the difficulty range and requirements, which helps you to get started quicker and easier. Included troubleshooting and tips dialogue help you to get over common training issues, and the “build-on ideas” sections suggest even more challenging skills to build on what your pup just learned.

About the Author

Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer and award-winning author with over a million copies of her books in print, including Dog Training 101 and The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook, which have been used around the world to help dog owners develop rewarding relationships with their canine companions. Kyra has passed on her decades of experience with humane and effective dog training techniques through her books, giving her readers the methods to create well-behaved, confident dogs that are able to avoid fearful responses and are motivated to do the right thing.

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    7 x 0.75 x 9 inches
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    Kyra Sundance
  • ISBN-10
  • ISBN-13
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  • Publication Date
    Apr 1, 2007
  • Publisher
    Quarto Publishing
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Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Authors' Note 9

Introduction 10

Groundwork 14

Sit 15

Down 16

Stay 18

Come 19

Traditional Favorites 20

Shake hands-left and right 22

Fetch/take it 24

Drop it/give 26

Balance and catch 27

Sit pretty/beg 28

Speak 30

Roll over 31

Play dead 32

Time for Chores 34

Fetch my slippers 36

Get your leash 37

Walk the dog 38

Newspaper delivery 40

Say your prayers 42

Kennel up 43

Carry my purse 44

Tidy up your toys 46

Roll yourself in a blanket 48

Funny Dog 50

Honk a bike horn 51

Peekaboo! 52

Doggy push-ups 54

Act ashamed 56

Limp 58

Pickpocket pooch 60

Play the piano 62

World's dumbestdog 64

Modern Conveniences 66

Get the phone when it rings 67

Turn off the light 68

Open/close a door 70

Ring a bell to come inside 72

Pull on a rope 73

Bring me a beer from the fridge 74

Find the car keys/remote 78

Push a shopping cart 80

Bring me a tissue 82

Let's Play a game! 84

Soccer 86

Football 88

Basketball 90

Hockey goalie 92

Hide-and-seek 94

Go hide 96

Which hand holds the treat? 97

Easter egg hunt 98

Ring toss 100

Shell game 102

Dog on point 104

3-2-1 let's go! 105

Jumping and Catching 106

Jump over a bar 108

Jump over my knee 109

Jump over my back 110

Jump into my arms 112

Summersault/handstand vault 114

Baton jumping 116

Jump rope 118

Beginning disc dog 120

Disc vault off my leg 122

Jumping Through Hoops 124

Hoop jump 125

Jump through my arms 126

Double hoop sequence 128

Hoop jump over my back 132

Disobedient dog-under the hoop 134

Rolling hoop dive 136

Through a hoop lying on the ground 138

Paper-covered hoop 140

Obstacle Course 142

Tunnel 143

Crawl 144

Touch a target 145

Under/over 146

Teeter-totter 148

Weave poles 150

Climb a ladder 152

Roll a barrel 154

That Dog Can Dance! 158

Heel forward and backward 160

Back up 161

Spin circles 162

Take a bow 164

Place (circle to my left side) 166

Side (swing to my left side) 168

Leg weave 170

Figure 8's 172

Moonwalk 174

Jump for joy 175

Chorus line kicks 176

The Thinking Man's Dog 178

My dog can count 180

Discern objects names 182

Directed retrieve 184

Directed jumping 186

Pick a card from a deck 187

Food refusal 188

Find the object with my scent 190

Contraband search 192

Track a person's scent trail 194

Love Me, Love My Dog 196

Kisses 197

Paws on my arm 198

Head down 199

Cover your eyes 200

Wave good-bye 202

Tricks by Skill Level 204

Tricks by Sport 205

About the Authors 206

About the Photographer 206

Acknowledgments 207

What's Next? 208

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  • 5 out of 5 stars


    By Luna on Jun 12, 2019

    This book is amazing! It tells the necessary steps to teach your dog such tricks. It even gives you troubleshooting tips to handle issues that you and your pup could face during training.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute and affordable

    By Jayearl on Jan 30, 2019

    Some tricks are a bit too weird to try, but overall it looks fun!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great book, great price!

    By MJandAudrey on Aug 28, 2018 top25Contributor

    I love this book! Great tricks and clear direction in it. My doberman already got his Trick Dog Novice and now we are going to work towards the Intermediate Trick Dog now with the help of this new book!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not the best

    By LargeDogs on Jun 25, 2018

    It’s very useful but there are a few training techniques I don’t agree with. Other than that there are a lot of cool trick ideas.

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