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Luke worked hard on this year’s trick and even though we didn’t accomplish our ultimate goal, we had a lot of fun along the way!
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Teach Your Dog to Crawl
Your dog must already know how to lie down and to stay. You should practice each step here for several short sessions before moving to the next. If you move to the next and it doesn’t work, go back and practice the previous. When I started training this, I was kneeling down to be at his level. That was tough on these old knees! As we progressed, I was able to crouch, then lean over, then finally stand up fully.
- Put your dog in a lie down position.
- Kneel or lie in front of him with a treat in your hand. Put your hand with the treat in it towards the floor right in front of his nose.
- Give them the treat the first time, but the next time pull the treat just a few inches away from them, so they must crawl towards you to get it. (I honestly didn’t think this was going to work with Luke, because even though he sits to receive all treats, he immediately stands back up to eat it). You can use a clicker to mark the desired behavior, or simply the word “yes” once they start crawling.
- If they try to get up at any point, just put them back in the lie down position. Don’t give the treat if they stand up! You will see in the video below when Luke does just that, and he does not get the treat!
- For each short session, move your hand just a bit further away if they are doing this correctly. If at any point, they start getting up, then go back to your previous distance.
- Once they are going the distance you desire (for us it was just a few feet), say the word “crawl” to mark when they are moving forward.
- Stop luring them with the treat, and just point towards the ground or lure them simply with your hand. You can now drop the treat onto the floor with your other hand to reward them for their movement.
- You should get to the point where you can gesture towards the ground, say “crawl” as you walk backwards, and your dog will follow you in the crawl position.
- How far you go with this is entirely up to you, depending on your goals. For us, this was just for fun, and to help Luke gain confidence. I did want to get him to crawl under a piece of furniture. We used a bench and he did it! This was especially gratifying for us, because Luke is so fearful, and I knew crawling under the bench would be something scary, different, and challenging for him. He’s a smart boy and learned to go around whenever possible though! My ultimate goal is to line up two benches and have him crawl under both. However, the second time I set up the bench, he wouldn’t go under it.
Some days he is just more timid than others, so we will keep trying. However, if he never does it again, that’s fine too. It’s all for fun, and if he’s not having fun, we don’t push it. There are plenty of other new tricks we can work on, and we’ll be searching for our next one right here in this blog hop!
The finished product can be seen in our video below. It’s not perfect, but we work through his mistakes!
If Luke doesn’t reach the goal we’re aiming for each day, we go back a step, let him succeed at that step and then give him bonus rewards (a whole handful of treats and lots of praise). We end every session on a high note. I sometimes get disappointed and frustrated if he doesn’t progress, so it’s good for both of us to stop and do something positive. I often find when we do this, in the next session he takes that next step forward immediately.
The most important thing is to keep it fun and enjoy the time with your dog. My favorite thing to say to Luke when we’re done is “You’re so smart!!”. Praise can be an excellent reward!
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Shelley P says
I’d love to teach my dogs to hold something in their mouth and to ring a bell.
Elizabeth Woods says
Weaving looked cool! Or maybe jumping through a hoop!
Celeste Herrin says
I would like to teach him to roll over. He can play dead but can’t seem to grasp the concept of rolling over. Thank you so much for hosting such a generous giveaway!
Laurie Nykaza says
Love to teach my dogs to stay when told too.
I would like to teach my dog to roll over.
Samantha Martin says
Tiny is an older dog now very reliable and sweet. I would love to teach her to dial 911 in case of fire or another emergency.
That is a very cool idea!!
I’d like to teach my dog to roll over and play dead
I would like to teach her to put away toys
tiffany dayton says
I wish my dogs wouln’t stare while we are eating.
tiffany dayton says
I would love if my dogs wouldn’t stare while we are eating.
Susan Smith says
I’d like to teach my dog how to fetch a frisbee.
Fetch can be harder to teach than you might think; it’s something I want to try again with Luke. It’s easier if they just do it naturally, like our beagle Cricket used to!
How to roll over.
Kyla P says
I want to teach Luma to shake paws!
Michelle Boudreau says
Awh! I really want to teach my border collie/kelpie mix to crawl! He’s so gosh darn smart. Maybe someday.
Molli vandehey-taylor says
id love to teach my dog to crawl
Lisa F. says
I used to have a dog who knew to get different toys when I asked him, so I would like to teach that again.
I’d like to teach my dog to offer her paw for nail cutting.
That would be great!
To roll over
Love the trick! I want to teach my dog how to roll over…basic but not something we ever taught him!
We tried that with Luke, but had no success. I’d like to try again sometime.
All Things Collie says
Wow! So many prizes! Thanks for hosting this!
You are so welcome! Good luck!
Colleen Boudreau says
To play dead!
Ruby, Rosie & Teddy says
Great job Luke! I think we will try this with Ruby.
This one has been a struggle for us in the past because Moxie does what Luke does, she stands back up to move forward. We’ll give it another go though!
Hope you have better luck this time! 🙂
Jan Lee says
My sister wants to train her dog to take treats nicely from her hand instead of grabbing them from her. 🙂
That’s a good one! It’s much easier on the fingers. I have to remind Luke of that sometimes. 🙂
I would love to teach a long sit and stay!
Melissa Storms says
There are so many cute and useful tricks in this hop. I am hoping to tech my pup to ring a bell mounted by our door to let us know she wants or needs to be taken outside.
That’s been on my list for Luke too. 🙂
Shadow's & Ducky's Mom says
Luke you did grrrreat! You’re such a smart boy!! And the Momz did a great job, too! You both deserve some treats!
Amanda Eagan says
Colby is about to learn leave it as his next trick.
That’s an important one! It was very challenging with Luke, and we still have to work on it all the time.
Mary W says
I wish I could teach my dogs the trick of calming down. They are very high strung and freak at many things.
I know what that’s like! We’ve had some luck with CBD oil helping Luke to calm down a bit.
Kayte CookWatts says
The last cat we had started fetching a ball all on his own, it was wild– I’d love it if our fuzz ball that we have now did, but he has his own ways of playing– he likes tag! ha!
A cat that fetches – now that is something! And playing tag, even better – love it!
Serge B says
She has never learned to heel, I wish she could do that
I found a hands free leash to be a big help in training that, along with a clicker and lots of treats!
Tiffany Banks says
I would love to teach my dog to pose for the camera
Luke is really good about it, he even gets excited when he sees me get the camera out!
Tracey L says
I would love to teach my dog to put his toys away after he drags every last one out!
That’s a fun one! Every time I trip over a toy, I’m reminded we don’t practice that one enough! 🙂
I want to train my cats – but even I know I don’t have the patience – my fault, not their inability.
I know cats are totally trainable, though I’ve never had the patience either. We did train our cats to come though…by making a certain noise whenever we fed them. It was a good way to get our outdoor cats into the house at night.
Casey Garvey says
I want to teach her how to fetch MY items, not just her toys! A great example would be my hair brush in the mornings! Crawling and jumping thru a hoop would be great tricks too!
I’ve wanted to do that too! I want Luke to help me carry things when my hands are full!
I would like to teach my dog to play dead.
I loved seeing Luke in action. He’s doing great!!!! And you both look like you’re having a lot of fun! Way to go!!!
Thank you! We really do have a lot of fun, and he makes me so proud with how smart he is. ♥
Steve Weber says
I would love to teach my dog how to use and flush the toilet.
Wouldn’t we all! LOL. I had a friend who’s cat would use the toilet. He didn’t flush though. 🙂
paige chandler says
I just want to teach her STAY. She is wild and crazy. UGH
Been there, done that. We had a golden retriever who was a wild child. It took a lot of work, but we got there! Don’t give up!
I would love to teach my dog to go get the mail.
Now that would be fun – and quite handy!!
I would love to teach my dog to pick up her toys after playing.
Jodi Stone says
You did a great job with this trick! I’d love to teach this to Delilah, but right now, I’d give anything for her to go into a down and stay there while we ate dinner.
Between her popping up and hubs shouting because she popped up, it’s a wonder I can eat. LOL
Luke is really good about that, though he does have his moments. Some nights I need to remind him more than others!
Bryan Vice says
I’d really love to teach my Roxie how to do spins and waving
Lisa Vance says
Working on teaching my dogs to pick up toys and put them back into the basket
Sand spring chesapeakea says
Great job Luke! I love army crawls as I call them.
Susan P. says
I’d love to teach my dog to stay. He gets so excited but we’re working on it and making progress.
Kayla Lussier says
Teaching my dog Myla to crawl would be fun.
Chelsea Amanda says
I really wanna teach my dogs to crawl and speak. This was so helpful. Thank you.
Linda Szymoniak says
The funny thing is I have been teaching this trick to my Megumi without even realizing it. Megumi is the smallest of my three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds. She loves playing with the laser light (along with one of our cats). Megumi will actually crawl after the light, so she’s already part of the way to knowing this trick.
Melissa Clinton says
I am so going to teach Pierre how to crawl!! Thank you so much. I’ll keep you updated.
My dog passed in June of 2017. Was always happy with the tricks that he knew. My favorite was kisses. Miss him to pieces.
Marilyn Nawara says
I would like to teach Gunner how to roll over — learning to pick up his toys would be great too!
Annamarie V says
I really want to teach him to roll over, he will be one on the 19th and he has been really great with training.
Max and Jaxon both can currently crawl. Id like to teach them to crawl toward one another.
Sandy Weinstein says
i would like to teach my girls to weave between my legs.
Heather D says
I would like my dog to learn to fetch her kong toy at treat time. I always have to search for it.
catch a frisbee
I would like to teach mine to sit and stay.
Kelly D says
I would like to teach my dog to heel.
That’s a great one! The best way I found to do that is to use a clicker and a hands-free leash!
Jennifer A says
I’d like to teach Dexter to retrieve certain toys by their name
That would be awesome, and might be a good idea for us for next year too!
Monika & Sam says
Way to go, Luke! You’re so smart. It looks so easy when I see you do it. Sam always looks at me like I’ve asked for his left kidney. BOL
I do get that look sometimes, and I think that was the look when I tried to get him to go under the bench the second time! 🙂
Crystal Stewart says
I would like to teach my dog how to roll over.
That’s a great one! We did not have success trying that with Luke, he just would not do it.
Crystal Stewart says
Way to go Luke you learned to crawl and worked hard at it and were rewarded for it. All prizes all great would love to win any of them. Great giveaway. Howe I win.
Crystal Stewart says
Woops meant to say Hope I win after my comment. Sorry.
No problem, and good luck!!!
Theresa Spaid says
I have been teaching Bandit to sit. He gets so excited when someone he likes comes to the door and jumps all over them.
We went through that with our golden retriever, Sheba, too. Teaching her to sit was such a big help!
ellen beck says
Our dog is blind now, but one trick I would like to teach him is to balance something on his nose.
I’m sorry to hear that, but it sounds like he is still living a fulfilling life and if he can learn some tricks! That is great.
ellen beck says
He has a great life! He actually is quite fearless. When he lost his sight it upset me more than him. He gets treats after a shot and sometimes accidentally will want them a bit too quickly and of course not ‘see’fingers.
He is a wonderful boy and so smart!
Animals I wish lasted as long as human do… you love hem more as each year passes.
Thanks for the kind words, Odin says hank youtoo!
You are very welcome! A fellow blogger and friend of mine is facing her dog going blind from glaucoma. It certainly seems she is taking it much harder than her dog is. Dogs are so adaptable! When our beagle had arthritis in her back knees, she just learned a new way to run (kind of hopping) so she could continue to play ball like she loved!
Cheryl Chervitz says
I would love for my Boston’s to learn to take a bow. They would look so cute.
I definitely want to teach Luke that one too. It would fun to have him do that after performing another trick successfully!
Brian Frum says
Ya did great Luke and that is some amazing giveaway!
Thank you, Brian!!
We sort of did a trick like that last year to learn to creep through a tight tunnel. Glad you always end on a positive note, and don’t push him. He’s a good boy!
I remember that! That’s probably what inspired me to teach Luke to crawl. I’m glad I didn’t try the tunnel part though, I can now see how that would have gone! 🙂
Bravo Luke… we love the way you learn new things and your mom is totally right… it has to be fun for both and a good eggs-perience for all