Teach your dog some cool tricks to show off to your friends and neighbors. Today’s trick is Spin. To teach this we will be using a food lure. Place some good smelling food in front of the dog’s nose and slowly move it so that the dog follows it and spins in a circle. Once the dog is again facing you, initiate a sit. When the dog sits, give your “Good” and reward. Continue practicing until you are able to move your hand further and further away. Eventually you should be able to the hand signal while standing upright and your dog will respond. This is one fun and easy trick you can teach your dog. I also like teaching them to spin both directions. I call one way “Spin” and the other “Back Spin.” Some dogs may only want to spin one way at first, that’s ok. Get them used to spinning that one way until they really get the idea of it, then try again to spin them the opposite way. If your dog is not getting it, try slowing down and moving the food very, very slowly to get them to follow it.