Free Dog Trick Games
Learn and play with these fun trick teaching games with your dog
dog tricks training guide and
dog behavior training
doing dog tricks, playing games with your dog will help you to bond
with your pet and it will be a fun way to reinforce some of the
behaviors that you're training.
Playing dog trick games can be a way to
reward your dog for a job well done or give your dog the attention
he needs. You can also teach your dog tricks through games. The games below are fun and engaging for you and
Read on and find some free dog trick games that
you can play with your dog. Enjoy!
Free Dog Game - Hide and Go Seek
Playing Hide and Go
Seek with your dog is a fun way for him to give his natural senses
some exercise. It’s also a neat trick and great way for you to practice the stay
command. What you’ll need to do is put your dog in a sit or lie down
and tell him to stay. Walk away from your dog and go to a hiding
You’ll want to hide
somewhere easy at first. When you’re in place, call for your dog
once and then whistle several times. When your dog discovers you,
brightly say “You Found Me!” and praise your dog. The more you play
this game, the better your dog will become at finding you and the
more creative you can be with your hiding places.
Scavenger Hunt Dog Game
This game is a
special treat for your dog. To begin, you’ll place your dog in a
holding room – so he won’t see what you’re doing. Then, collect your
dog’s favorite toys and hide them in various places around your home
or outside. When you place each toy in hiding, put a small treat on
top of the toy.
When you’ve hidden
all of your dog’s toys, go get your dog and let him find each toy
and eat his treats. The first time you play this game, your dog may
need a little guidance. After a few times, he probably won’t need
any help finding all of his toys.
Red Light Green Light
may remember this game from your childhood. It involves running and
stopping when someone says “green light” or “red light.” When you
play this dog trick game with your pooch, you’ll be using a variation of the
stay command (or the wait command) and the let’s go command. You
will need two people for this game to work.
One person lines up
with their dog at a “starting line.” Another person will go about
thirty feet away and that person will give the commands. First, the
command person will say “Let’s Go.”
The dog and the
person who are lined up together will run toward the command person.
When the command person says “Wait”, both the dog and the person
will stop. Whenever your dog stops for the wait command, you should
Also, whenever your
dog reaches the command person, he should get another treat. The dog
or person who reaches the command person first “wins.” Over time,
your dog will learn to always stop whenever the wait command is
given and he’ll run when the let’s go command is given.
Go Fetch Game
is a common game to play with your dog – but that doesn’t mean that
every dog naturally knows how to play fetch. Many dogs are natural
retrievers and others may need a little training to fetch.
First, you must
pick out a toy or object that your dog likes to put in his mouth. If
your dog already likes to mouth the object, it will make it much
easier for you to encourage him to do so.
Here’s how to teach your dog to play fetch:
an object on the floor in front of your dog (about 2 feet away)
your dog moves toward the object, quickly treat him.
your dog moves closer to the object or touches it in any way, treat
Repeat the first three steps several times with your dog.
your dog touches the object with his mouth or motions to pick it up,
say “Get it” and treat your dog.
Repeat several times until your dog responds to “Get it” by picking
up the object.
your dog hold the object in his mouth for a longer time until you
your dog knows how to pick up the object, begin saying “Leave it”
whenever your dog releases the object. Make sure that you take the
object whenever your dog releases it.
Continue to use “Get it” and “Leave it” until your dog has mastered
this point, you can move the object around or toss it somewhere and
your dog will go get it and bring it to you – when he can do it,
he’ll be on his way to becoming a retriever dog.
Free Dog Game - Agility Dog
You may have seen
dogs in pictures or on television doing agility courses. Ever wonder
if your dog has the makings of an agility athlete? With using a
couple of items from around your home, you can play a fun little
game with your dog that will imitate an agility course.
First, you’ll want
to assemble your course. You’ll need a broom, two boxes or other
items of equal height, a chair or ottoman that your dog can jump on
and a tall item that your dog cannot jump over (like a vacuum
cleaner or some highly stacked boxes.) Place the broom horizontally
spanning the space between the two boxes. Place the chair about 7
feet away from the broom. Place the vacuum cleaner about 7 feet away
from the chair. Now you’re ready to play agility with your dog.
Using treats as a
lure get your dog to jump over the broom and then jump onto the
chair. After that, lead your dog in a semicircle around the vacuum
cleaner. Then do the course in reverse. Treat your dog through every
step of the course. Once your dog has mastered the course, do it
without treats until he completes the entire course.