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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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