How to Train the “Get In” Dog Trick

Bounder demonstrating the “Get In” behavior.

You think Bounder is cute sitting in his box?  Get In is a fairly simple trick to teach your dog.  Shaping is the quickest training method to teach this command.  If you don’t yet have shaping skills, you can train this trick with luring.

Bounder squeezed himself into a small box.  To train this trick, start with a box much bigger than your dog but not too tall.  Lure your dog into the box, tell him to sit, and feed him a treat while he is sitting.  When he understands his job is to step into the box and sit, you can gradually ask him to get in and sit in smaller boxes.

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