Weekly Trick – Fetch A Diaper
Even if you don’t have children, this can be a good trick to teach, just substitute diaper with something else!
The first thing to do is get your dog interested in the diaper. Put something inside the diaper that the dog loves (toy wise) and start to try to play with them and throw it around, give them lots of praise while doing so. Make sure to use the word diaper and “fetch” so that your dog knows what you want them to do.
Walk away from the dog and have the dog come to you with the diaper in their mouth.
The final test for this aspect of the trick is to have the diapers in another room, call your dog over and ask them to “fetch diaper”. If they go into the other room and get the diaper, the first phase of this trick is complete.
Next, you will want the dog to learn to jump over the baby gate. Some dogs will be able to do this very quickly, other dogs, you will need to set up stages (put up a rope for them to jump over at different heights until they can jump over the actual baby gate easily).
The last part of the trick is making sure your dog will bring you the diaper in any room of the house. Make sure you are in a different room and tell your dog to “fetch diaper”. If the trick has been learned successfully, your dog will go into the room that you keep diapers, grab one off the shelf and bring it to you in the other room. This trick will take time to learn and lots of treats. Make sure to teach it in stages and not for longer than about 5-10 minute sessions at a time.
Here is the video for the trick. In case it doesn’t load, it is the second trick video.
Posted on August 11, 2012, in Tricks, Uncategorized and tagged baby, dog, dog treat, dogs, fetch, fetch diaper trick, learn., teach, training, treat, weekly trick. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.