Crazy 8s Trick

09/02/2022

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CRAZY 8 TRICK

Teaching tricks is a great way to boost your relationship with your dog.

Crazy 8’s involves teaching your dog to weave around your legs in a figure 8 pattern. It’s perfect for boosting confidence and focus.

Start with your dog standing in front of you and use a lure or hand target to get your dog to move through your legs and around to your side. Mark and reward them on the outside of your leg each time.

Make sure to practice in both directions and go at your dogs pace throughout. This is an unusual behaviour for your dog so give them time to think and keep it fun.

When your dog is doing well, put the 2 sides together so that they complete a full figure 8 before being rewarded.

Over time you will be able to lessen the hand signal you give your dog, or even prompt just by shifting your weight to each side.

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