8 Tricks Easy To Teach Your Dog Help Around The House

Surprisingly easy to teach tricks that also ensure your dog helps around the house as much as possible.

Wipe your paws

Great for cleaning off muddy paws after a walk, you can teach your dog to wipe his paws on a mat at the front door before entering the house.

Dog trainers love this trick because it utilizes the natural behavior of a dog and is helpful after long muddy walks, perfect for multi dog homes.

Shake

A dog that shakes on command is both useful and fun to watch. This is a natural behavior for a dog with a wet coat so not difficult to reinforce but looks great when performed by a dry dog. You can utilize this trick after a wet walk to keep water out of the house.

Dog trainers love this trick because this is truly dog training by positive reinforcement alone.

Put your toys away

Teaching your dog to put his toys away is very rewarding. Watching him gather everything into a box when asked is impressive and will make you proud.

Dog trainers love this trick because it really makes the dog think about the goal to get his reward.

Fetch the phone

A dog that will fetch the phone when it rings is a really useful trick to teach.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is useful and very impressive.

Take off your socks

Fun and impressive, the act of your dog taking off your socks never gets old.

Dog trainers love this trick because playing tug raises the confidence of a sensitive dog.

Unzip your jacket

Fantastic fun, a dog that helps you off with your coat as you walk into a room is a really impressive trick.

Dog trainers love this trick because it encourages focus from the dog on greeting therefore prevents over excitement.

Laundry basket

Fantastic and useful, teach your dog to put the laundry into the basket and he will certainly be earning his biscuits. This trick is similar to putting his toys away and a great addition to removing your socks or jacket.

Dog trainers love this trick because it provides a base for many other tricks

Close the curtains

Teach your dog to close the curtains and impress visitors every time he does it on command.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is fun and is a little unusual.