Teacher’s Pet: Teach Your Dog to BOOP His Own Nose!

Hello hello, and welcome back to Teacher’s Pet, a column on all things training!  Every other #TrainingTuesday, Brussels.Sprout, will share his how-tos for learning new tricks, updates on his own adventures in agility competition, and his favorite tips for helping you and your pup bond over training.

How To Teach Your Dog to BOOP His Own Nose!

Ok everyone, let’s be honest for a sec… do you find ‘booping’ a dog’s nose oddly and wonderfully satisfying?

Yeah, that’s what I thought. So I’m just gonna take this to the next level and show you how to teach your dog to BOOP HIS OWN NOSE.

This is not a drill.

In fact, it’s a super easy trick and a cute variation on a fundamental dog training skill – hand targeting.  Hand targeting, where you basically teach puppets to touch your hand on cue, is one of the first things I learned in puppy school and, as expert trainer Andrea Arden explains, it’s a valuable skill for your pup to know.  Our BOOP! trick just adds on a layer of adorable fun.  Check it out and happy BOOPing!

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Brussels Sprout

Sprout is a perpetually pouty, 2 year old smooth-coated Brussels Griffon. This tiny little tastemaker loves sweater weather, brunch, giving back to less fortunate dogs, and teeny-tiny tennis balls. He is passionate about lengthy naps and higher education, with dreams of one day becoming an agility champion.