What type of dogs are good at trick activities?
Many customers ask me this question and I normally will respond by saying it is not
true, you can teach an old dog new tricks. So most of the dogs you see doing agility
or different types of circus tricks, they may be Australian Shepherds, Border Collies
or different types of Terrier dogs such as a Jack Russell. But truly in my experience
of training over five hundred dogs in the greater Arizona Valley, I’ve seen a majority
of pure bred dogs to mix breeds all exhibiting the ability to do difficult tricks. Throughout
my series you’ve heard me talk about dedication, commitment, routine and repetition. The more
you can work with your dog in the early stages of using food as bait, once the dog learns
the trick, truly you’re not going to need any food. You’re just going to need vocal
praise and physical affection to let the dog know that they did a good job.