Just like you teach your dog to perform a few commands and tricks similarly you can teach it to dance to music by introducing music with its activities. If you seriously want to teach your dog to dance to music then you can follow the tips provided in the programmer’s guide to dog training. By teaching your dog to dance to the music you will be preparing it with some of the great tricks for your parties.
There are three methods for teaching your dog to dance like:
TEACHING THE METHOD OF SPIN
STEP 1: Use a treat to entice your dog to encourage it to focus on your hand while you are moving in a circle. After completing the circle you should praise your dog and give it the treat.
STEP 2: Repeat the same spin, with your hands raised over its head to make circles, several times and in several sessions of training.
STEP 3: When your dog starts spinning in a circle with the gesture of your hand then you can avoid showing treat. But you should praise it and give it treats on successful moves.
STEP 4: When your dog follows the signal of spinning successfully then you should add a command so that it can start spinning just with a command instead of hand gesture.
STEP 5: Now you should avoid hand signals and encourage it to follow your command only.
STEP 6: Now to teach your dog to move in the other direction you will have to follow all the steps discussed above in the other direction so that it can dance in both directions.
STEP 7: The next step is to make your dog move in mixed directions once he masters spinning in both directions. It will help it start dancing soon.
TEACH THE METHOD OF WEAVE
STEP 1: It can be difficult to arrange another dog to step over its body so you can use your legs to weave through them. You can take a few small steps around and over your dog.
STEP 2: When your dog becomes familiar to your moves then you can start teaching him weaves by allowing it to pass through your legs again and again when you are standing with legs apart.
STEP 3: When it becomes used to this step then you can add a gesture of your hand to move it.
STEP 4: gradually you can replace your hand gesture with the words of command so that is can move with your command and hand gesture.
STEP 5: Your dog will weave between your legs in different directions by practicing the moves repeatedly.
TEACHING THE METHOD OF STAND UP
STEP 1: To encourage your dog to stand up and discourage to jump on the command you will have to bribe it initially to encourage it to put its paw on your back.
STEP 2: Encourage it to stand for a longer time.
STEP 3: Replace the treat with your hand gesture to make it stand up.
STEP 4: Gradually replace hand gestures with the words of command to make it stand up.
STEP 5: Increase the time to stand up instead of jumping by praising and treating it.
STEP 6: Now you can start dancing with your dog by playing the music of your choice and mixing all the methods you have taught it.
Thus, you can teach your dog to dance to music.
Elwood Johnson is a DJ who specializes in developing and producing “old” sounds such as disco. He also has his own bar where most of his produced music is played.