One of the present “modern” of dog owners is to teach their dogs to “pretend to die”. It is very interesting when you sign, your dog immediately lie quietly as having just been shot, isn’t it? They look so lovely. Teach them as following step quickly!
This training is very easy to implement. After only 4 steps, we can “act” variously with dogs!
Step 1:prepare food and ask your dog to lie in front of you.
Step 2: Raise the food gradually from your dog’s nose to his head and then down to his neck. As a habit, your dog will stick his nose into the food and back up, which creates the pretend-to-die posture.
Step 3: after your dog can create the “pretend-to-die” posture, command “Pow” (you can change the order according to what you like), use some hand gesture like you are shooting a real gun (or other gestures) and give your dog food.
*Attention: if you train your dog by using Clicker, replacing the command and gesture by pushing the Clicker and then give him food.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 and step 3 about 10 times, your dog will be used to how to “pretend to die”. After that, do not use food to entice your dog, but command or use hand gestures (or push the Clicker). When your dog can do, praise him and give him food immediately. If your dog still cannot do, continuerepeating step 2 and step 3.
The below are 4 simple steps to train dogs to pretend to die. Wish you success!