How To Teach Your Dog “Who’s Your Best Friend?” Trick – Professional Dog Training Tips

How To Teach Your Dog “Who’s Your Best Friend?” Trick – Professional Dog Training Tips

November 25, 2019 27 By Stanley Isaacs


– A cool trick that you may have seen out there is a trick I like to call best buds. It’s actually when two
dogs give each other a hug. It’s really adorable. I’m gonna show you today in a few simple steps how to teach this to your dog. My name’s Kayl. This is my five year old
Border Collie, Grand Slam. Welcome back to McCann Dogs. (barking) You should know before we get started that in order to teach your
dog to do a best buds, your dog should already know
how to do a wave on command. Wave, wave, wave. Good boy. If you haven’t taught your dog to wave, then you can check out
the link above for a trick tutorial on how to teach that to your dog. Once your dog knows how to wave, the next step is to
see if you can get them to wave and accidentally hit something. Now Slam’s gonna do this really easily because he’s already had
some training before, but I’m gonna use the same process as if he didn’t know what he was doing. So once his paw comes in the
air and he touches this stool, I’m going to yes and then reward him. Wave, yes, good boy. Wave, yes, good boy. Wave, yes, good boy. So he’s very easily touching
the stool with his paw, so now I’m change my
command to the command that I want to use when
he’s doing a best buds. Best buds, yes, good boy. Good best beds, yes. Good best buds. Now I’m rewarding him several times for keeping his paws up on the stool. Okay, good boy. Ready? Best buds, yes, good! I’m also rewarding him in a way that it encourages him to remain in position. If I was to feed him like this, yes. And bring him down, it
would discourage him from keeping his paws on the stool. Try one more time, best buds. Yes, good man, buddy. Excellent, yes. Now once your dog’s comfortable
putting their paws up on an object, the next
task is to add a dog. Now for the final part of this trick, I’ve brought in Slam’s
best bud, Funkee Monkee. Now she is a nine year old all Canadian and she’s gonna hopefully
sit her patiently so that Slam can practice his best buds. So he’s had lots of repetitions
of touching the stool and getting a reward so now I’m gonna see if he’ll transfer it to the dog. Ready? Best buds. Yes, good and I can reward. Best buds, yes. You probably should reward the dog, (laughs) who’s getting touched as well. Best buds, yes. It’s really funny that you’re
going right for her head. Now what we want for
Slam to do is to actually put his paw around Funkee
rather than on her head. So I’m gonna try and reward
a little differently now to see if I can make that happen. Best buds, best buds, best buds. Try again, best buds. (laughs) Yes, Fun, good girl. Best buds. Best buds. Getting a reward over here. Best buds, good, yes. There, yes, good. Best buds. Good, good sit, yes. Good, best buds. Try again, best buds. Yes, good, yes there, good best buds, yes. Now this trick is adorable for photos, so my favorite thing to
do is to get to the point where I can get behind the camera. So that’s where I’m standing right now, so that I can get it on a verbal. So I’m gonna ask him for best buds. Yes, good boy, wait. Yes, excellent best buds. Yes, good boy. If you have any questions
about how to train this trick, make sure you post those questions below in the comment section,
we’d be happy to help you. If you liked today’s video, don’t forget to give us a thumbs up. If you want to see more
videos about trick training and other dog training information, please subscribe to our channel. For now I’m Kayl, this is
Grand Slam and Funkee Monkee. Happy training.