Teach Your Dog to Wipe His Feet, Part 2 | Dog Tricks


So we’ll see if he can do a good demo on this
for us so you can get an idea of what this is going to look like. I don’t want to lay the towel down
until I’m ready to work because that’s when he’s most likely to pay
attention to it is when it first arrives in the atmosphere. So I need to be
prepared. So I’m going to set it down. He’s on it. I want to make sure I click that. I’m going to toss the food onto the towel,
so that he’s more interested in the towel than me. I’m getting some nice swiping already. Let’s see if I
might get more than one swipe. OK. He’s getting a little bundled up in the
towel. I’m going to clean that up for him. I’m going to see if we can get
it again. I’m going to help him out. Yes. Again, I’m looking for wiping
now. Yes. Good job, buddy. Good. Good! I’m going to start tossing the treat off the
towels so that he’s coming back onto it to wipe his feet. Good boy. Good. And this time, to get him off the towel, I’m
going to click but treat him over here. Now that I know, I’m going to move this out
while I’m talking to you because I don’t want him
to get confused by offering that behavior but not rewarding him. So it’s important when you’re training
your dog to pay attention to what they’re doing so you don’t miss really
good stuff. I’m going to start trying to see if I can
send him to the towel now that I know that I think he’s going. I’m going to start putting on a queue,
because I think it looks really good. Sit, please. Wipe your feet. I’m
going to go back to see if I can get some more good
swipes. Good. Reward
him off the towel. Walter, wipe your feet. Good boy! So I’m going to end him on that response because
I thought it was really nice. And you also want to make sure that when you
do a training session that you end on a good response, and that
you end while your dog is still having a good time. You don’t want to overdo it, so that was a
great nice little short training session for Walter. Generally, when you’re training
this behavior, you’re going to want to do multiple short sessions so that
your dog accomplishes the behavior along the way. In each session, it’s
going to get better and better. And have fun training”wipe your feet”, and
I think you’ll find it comes in useful on a rainy day.

34 thoughts on “Teach Your Dog to Wipe His Feet, Part 2 | Dog Tricks

  1. Been doing this and now I'm out of treats and not a single swipe, use a different dog please. One that's harder to train my Yorkie won't even stand up

  2. Omg it gets even better after the bum shuffle… At the end of the video she say "have fun training WIPE YOUR FEET" and the dog mistakes her comments as a command to wipe it's feet so he stands up and wipes but completely misses the towel at 2:42

    This video made my day

  3. this woman is extremely talented and gifted. simply put she needs to go into our education of humans. teaching teachers how to teach our next generation. children are quick learners. once they know…they have learned something….they know AND SO DO YOU!!! next

  4. You seem to be a great trainer, but your dog looked like he already knew the trick. How do u get the dog to start wiping his feet. I’m standing here doing what you did but my dog just sits and looks at me cluelessly.

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