A fun trick you can teach your dog is spinning.  It’s handy just before trials, while you’re working out with the warm-up jump, since it stretches and turns the dogs’ spine, somewhat like doing weaves does.  Plus, dogs love it!  I’ve found that it revs them up and gets them ready to go better than almost anything else I’ve tried.  It also works very well for the dogs that have bad greeting habits. They enjoy spinning a lot, and are willing to do that over, say, a sit as you answer the door.  It’s fun, it’s cute, and it’s easy! How about you? Do you have any tricks your dog does to burn off a little extra energy, or just for cute factor? comment and share!

2 Comments on “Spinning

  1. My black Lab, Paxton, has an adorable “sit up” (some folks call it beg). I started doing it for abdominal muscle strengthening, but the cute factor has made it one of his favs – he seems to love the “awwwwwwwwwwww” that always results 🙂

    He also adores spin and I like the idea of using it as a warmup for agility!