Teacher’s Pet: Two Paws Up for Posing!

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.

Two Paws Up for Posing!

If you’re looking for a cute pose to teach your dog for photos look no more!  The “perch,”or two paws up, is super easy and versatile… it works for all different types of objects and is perfect for helping nail those Instaworthy dog at table shots!


We love this trick because teaching your dog to get into poses by himself is a great way to make sure he is actively engaged and – most importantly – comfortable and confident during a shoot.


Here’s our how-to:


Once your dog has mastered this pose, you’ll want to help him build up “duration” so he can stay in the post.  Check out our tips for duration here!




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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.

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