It’s that time of year again! Join Kol’s Notes and Beagles & Bargains (and several other amazing bloggers – listed below) for the Trick or Treat giveaway hop. There’s almost $1,500 in prizes!
Trust us – you won’t want to miss this.
We’ll Start with the Trick: Show Your Belly
‘Show your belly’ is a trick that’s not only adorable, it’s actually useful as well!
Aside from making belly rubs even easier (and who doesn’t want that?), this trick is particularly great for grooming or vet exams. If your dog eagerly rolls onto his back, your vet will have a much easier time checking for any health issues.
If your dog already rolls over when anticipating belly rubs, this trick will be even easier to teach!
Before you start, make sure you have plenty of treats and are in your happiest, cheesiest mood. You might feel silly praising your dog so enthusiastically, but trust me, it works like a charm.
Start with your pup in a ‘down’.
Put a treat in front of the snoot and slowly move your treat hand diagonally toward the back hip. The first goal is to get your dog to relax on one hip. Once relaxing on one side, praise and treat.
With your dog still on one hip, lure in the same way as before. Take the treat from the snoot diagonally to the back hip. Following the treat gradually puts your dog in the “show your belly” position. Make sure to treat and praise!
Some dogs won’t want to follow the treat the entire way at first, and that’s okay. Break it down even further. Every time your dog follows the treat (even for a split second!), praise and offer the treat. This is also helpful for dogs who flip their heads around to see the treat, rather than roll to their back.
Slowly work toward longer stays in this position, and always keep it positive. Don’t expect your dog to pull this off at the vet after a week. Stick to belly rubs and treats while you build time.
Then, start running your hands along his sides and legs, so he learns that while a vulnerable position, you’re still keeping him safe.
Remember, you can never praise too much!
Now, Let’s Get to the Treats!
$350 Gift Card to Petco
PAID FOR BY ALL PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS
This giveaway is NOT affiliated with Petco.
Assorted KONG Dog Toys
$150 VALUE – SPONSORED BY KONG
$100 in Wellness Pet Food Dog Treats
$100 VALUE – SPONSORED BY WELLNESS PET FOOD
2 Bags of Each Spike Dog Treat Recipe (8 Bags Total)
$98 VALUE – SPONSORED BY PETCUREAN
All Meat Bites, Jerky Bites, Chicken Chips, Jerky Strips, All Meat Crispies, and Jerky Wraps (1 Bag Each)
$78 VALUE – SPONSORED BY ONLY NATURAL PET
6 Month Subscription to DOGTV Online I and Love and You Fresh All Rover Dental Chews
$66 VALUE – SPONSORED BY DOGTV
Four Flavors of Soft n’ Tasty Baked Bites, One Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth, and One Free Range Chicken Bone Broth
$60 VALUE – SPONSORED BY CARU PET FOOD
1 Small Bag of 1mg Pumpkin Chews and 1 Large Bag of 4mg Pumpkin Chews
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY TREATIBLES
Cha Cha Chicken, Bodacious Beef, and Peanutty Perfection (24 oz Bags – 3 Total)
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY NOAH’S BARK DOG TREATS
Qwizl Treat Toy and Rowdies Toy
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY WEST PAW
Mutt Hatter Plush Toy Collection
$48 VALUE – SPONSORED BY P.L.A.Y.
PLUS follow ALL bloggers on Facebook & Instagram for a chance to win one of 13 SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZES!
A new giveaway will be posted each day on either Facebook or Instagram and will run for 24 hours. Each giveaway will be posted on the co-hosts’ social media pages along with a select group of bloggers. You can enter on each participating blog’s account for MORE entries! You have to enter each day for a chance to win that day’s prize.
Co-Hosts: Beagles & Bargains – Facebook | Instagram Kol’s Notes – Facebook | Instagram
Plus follow us too! It’s Dog or Nothing – Facebook | Instagram
WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Jump Through a Hula Hoop
by Kol’s Notes
Learn to Spin
by Beagles & Bargains
Learn to Come
by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Hug
by Boogie the Pug
Learn to Wear a Hat
Learn to Hold a Long Down-Stay
by Dog Mom Days
Learn to Play Hide & Seek
by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Jump Through Hula Hoop Hands
by Maggie Loves Orbit
Learn to Back Up
by McSquare Doodles
Learn to Take a Bow
by My GBGV Life
Learn to Do An Obstacle Course
by My Rescued Life
Learn to Say Your Prayers
by Oh My Dog Blog
Learn to Sit Pretty
by Oh My Shih Tzu
Learn to Clean Up Your Toys
by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Leg Weave
by The Broke Dog
Learn to Balance Items on Your Dog’s Head
by The Chesnut Mutts
Learn to Crawl
Learn to Wave
by Wear Wag Repeat
Visit each blog for more chances to win!
You make it sound so easy. I’m going to try this with Maggie and Orbit!
Cheryl Chervitz says
I would like my Boston’s to learn how to bow. I think it would be so cute.
I’d love to teach my chocolate lab to roll over
I’d love to teach my dog how to jump through a hula hoop.
Linda Szymoniak says
My girl, Megumi, already does this on her own. However, my two boys – Kenji and Seiji – are reluctant. I need to work with them.
Jennifer a says
I’d love to teach Dexter to stand and spin
I would like to teach them sit and stay.
catch a frisbee
Sandy Weinstein says
i would like to teach my girls to weave between my legs.
Heather D says
I would like to teach my girl to fetch items and bring them to me. Like her kong toy when its treat time.
I would like to teach the boys to dance.
Marilyn Nawara says
I would like to teach Gunner how to roll over.
My dog passed in June of 2017. Was always happy with the tricks that he knew. My favorite was kisses. Miss him to pieces.
Susan P. says
I’d love to teach my dog to stay. He gets so excited but we’re working on it.
I’d like to teach my dog to walk backwards.
I would love to teach my dog to pick up her toys after playing.
I would like to teach my dog to army crawl.
paige chandler says
I just want to teach her STAY. She is wild and crazy. UGH
Steve Weber says
I would love to teach my dog how to use and flush the toilet.
I would like to teach my dog how to play dead.
Kayla Lussier says
My dog Myla knows this trick but hoping to teach her the leg weave.
Casey Garvey says
My Peachies really smart! I want to teach her how to fetch MY items, not just her toys! An exampled could be my hair brush in the morning!
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!
Tiffany Banks says
I would love to teach my dog to bring my mail to me everyday!
Serge B says
I would like to teach her how to heel properly
Mary W says
I wish I could teach my dogs to calm down and relax. They freak at many things and get so scared.
Lisa F. says
If I could find something to train that would truly distract during the firecrackers and booms of 4th of July, that would be fantastic.
Melissa Storms says
I would love to teach my dog how to ring a bell by the door to let us know she wants out.
Allison Swain says
It would be nice to teach them to relax when they get hyped up.
Thanks for the chance to win!
I want to teach a good sit and stay!
Chelsea Amanda says
Love to teach them to speak and crawl
Jan Lee says
My sister wants to train her dog to take treats nicely from her hand instead of grabbing them from her. 🙂
Kim K says
I would love to teach my dog to pick up and put away his toys.
I want to teach my dog to take a snack nicely from my hand. He tries to eat everything…including my fingers!
I hope this is as easy as you make it look! I want to teach my dog this. How fun!
Colleen Boudreau says
To play dead!
Jenny B says
That seems like a great trick to do, I’ll have to work on it with my guy.
I’d like to teach my dog stay. She never did master that one.
Katie Amanda says
I’d like to teach my hound to “leave it” when she sees another dog out on our walks.
Amanda Eagan says
I want to teach otter to play dead
Amelia Angulo says
I would love to teach Nala and Cody to stay since the love to win me to the mail and then shred it
Laura Rubenstein says
I would like to teach my dog how to get things
Molli Taylor says
i would love to teach my dog to shake.
Michelle B. says
I really would like to teach my pups to roll over. They can do other tricks like pros, but for some reason, anything that involves them getting on their back is the worst thing ever? I guess??
Kyla P says
I think I would like to teach Luma to shake paws 🙂
How to roll over.
Susan Smith says
I would like to teach my dog how to fetch.
I would like to teach her to put away toys
I’d like to teach my dog to roll over and play dead
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 emergnecy.
tiffany dayton says
I would like for my dogs not to stare while we are eating.
tiffany dayton says
I wish my dogs would quit staring when we are eating.
Samantha Martin says
Twitter will not let me tweet about any of these any more. They say its automated I tried changing it up but I guess it is the link that they have noticed.
??? Are we all going to be disqualified if we left a tweet that twitter deleted ???
Laurie Nykaza says
I’d love to teach my 3 dogs to roll over when asked too.
Tiffany's Diamond Dogs says
Hugging a stuffed toy!
Jackie G says
I’d like to teach my dog June Bug how to close doors after she opens them 🙂
Celeste Herrin says
I would like to teach my dog to roll over. He can do some of the most complicated tricks but will not do that.
Shelley P says
I’d love to teach my dogs to hold something in their mouth and to ring a bell.
Elyn Ashton says
If there’s one thing that dogs and cats have in common is that they both love rolling on their back and getting belly rubs. The latter though loves to playful bite your hand though. As for the prizes, well they are very useful to doggie pets and defiantly are good incentives to win.
Daren Johnson says
Totally agree. This is part of pet training that every pet trainers must pay attention to. Good post!
I wish I could teach my doggo to stand and spin, that would be really awesome.
Wow! This is quite detailed and interesting information.
We have 2 big dogs, and they love to chew. We tried so many brands, but our dogs never chewed more than a few minutes before the balls would fall apart. Then my friend suggests me to buy SodaPuP dog toys. They are amazingly durable. These dog toys are available in three rubber compounds: Original for average chewers, Magnum for power chewers, and Puppy for the tender mouths of teething puppies. Honestly, they are the best quality toys I have come across in 20 years.
Thanks, Keep sharing.