July-ving and thriving Day 21: Dog Training

Maya is now 18 months old which is crazy as it feels like only yesterday she was a tiny puppy and one of the things that I have absolutely loved doing with her is training πŸ™‚ She is a really well behaved dog when she wants to be and one of my goals for the month is to improve my dog training so I have compiled some of the training videos that I have of Maya πŸ™‚

Sit, Down and Stand


Paw– This is one that I absolutely love and definitely comes in handy when trying to put on her harness as you can just ask for her paw in order to slip the harness on πŸ™‚


Bed – This is a relatively new one for Maya and I think she has come on leaps and bounds since we first started learning it πŸ™‚ She can now go to her bed from about 6 steps away otherwise she gets distracted but we’re getting there πŸ™‚

Hold – This is a new trick that she has been learning where she has to hold an object in her mouth which I’m hoping I will be able to expand into a fetch/retrieve πŸ™‚

Stay- Maya can stand, sit and down stay and I would say stand stay is her worst one because we have only just started learning it however with a down stay she will stay there for around 4 minutes without moving πŸ™‚

Leave– Maya is not very food orientated so leaving food isn’t too much of a chore for her however making her leave a toy in the middle of a game is a struggle because she is always wanting to play!

Touch– I use touch for Maya to mean that she has to touch her nose to my hand and Maya learnt touch relatively early on and it has come in really handy with learning heel-work πŸ™‚

Twist + Spin- Twist and spin was again something Maya learnt relatively early on pretty much straight after Sit and Down and it has always been one of my favourites πŸ™‚ I usually do it near the start of a training session to get her excited and motivated πŸ™‚


Maya also knows Middle where she will run to the middle of your legs, heel-work + close where she will stay close to you while you walk or go to the heel-work position and is learning weave where she will weave in-between your legs and tunnel where she goes through an agility tunnel πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have a dog and some of the tricks they can do ❀


One thought on “July-ving and thriving Day 21: Dog Training

  1. My dog is a small maltipoo. She is 16 years old, and at times acts like a puppy. I remember that she did know how to spin and lay down. Coco never knew many tricks

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