You can teach your dog to spin in a circle! Choose one direction and always go that direction :) (You can teach the other direction later if you want.)
Have several treats in your hand, and use it to guide them in a circle. Feed for little steps in the right direction.You might use 3-4 treats for one whole spin at first.
To start, your hand should be level with where you want your dog's nose. (Otherwise they're more likely to sit.) See the photo for a nice illustration of this!
Once your dog is doing well, wean them down to getting a reward just at the end of the spin! Try to reward in front of your body.
Now you can add a word and hand signal! (So they don’t need food in your hand to do it.)
Say, “Spin!” and then do your normal hand movement, but without treats in your hand. (Make sure you say the word before you do the hand signal.)
Start the spin with your hand as the lure, and gradually pull it away earlier and earlier in the spin.
Once you can just do the tiniest signal, you can start to lift your hand away from your dog's nose level and just do a little wrist flick in that direction to get them to spin!
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