DashDash Trick Dog Challenge Update #2 – “Get Dressed”

DashDash learned to “get dressed” in one training session. “Get dressed” is her cue to stick her head through her collar. I shaped the behavior in less than 5 minutes. She already knew to touch something with her nose. As soon as she moved her head towards the collar, I clicked, held the treat just beyond the collar, and fed her when she reached through to take the treat.

DashDash demonstrates how to begin the lesson “get dressed.”

It took DashDash about two minutes before she realized she needed to stick her head through the collar instead of just poke it with her nose. Once she was able to stick her head through the collar, I waited her out until she nudged her head all the way through. Otherwise, she thought poking her head half way and making me slide it all the way over her ears and onto her neck was sufficient.   Once I was satisfied with her behavior, it took only a couple more minutes to get her to respond to the cue.

This trick would count as a write in for the AKC Advanced Trick Title.  You can learn how to train this trick in Baebea’s Dog Training Trick Classes.


  1. Back up
  2. Balance disc
  3. Barrel Racing (run around cone)
  4. Basketball
  5. Bow
  6. Come
  7. Crawl
  8. Directed Jumping
  9. Directed Retrieve
  10. Doggy push ups
  11. Down
  12. Drop it/give
  13. Fetch to hand
  14. Figure 8 (through legs)
  15. Find me
  16. Find object with my scent (scent discrimination)
  17. Front
  18. Get dressed(stick head through collar)         2/1/18
  19. Head cock
  20. Head down
  21. Head nod yes
  22. Hike back leg
  23. Hoop jump
  24. Jump
  25. Jumping figure 8
  26. Kennel up
  27. Leave it
  28. Nose touch
  29. Nosework
  30. Paw touch
  31. Paws on arm
  32. Paws up
  33. Perch work (pivot with front legs on perch)
  34. Pickpocket
  35. Play dead
  36. Ring toss
  37. Settle
  38. Shake hands
  39. Shell game (find the toy)
  40. Side step
  41. Sit
  42. Spin
  43. Stack bowls
  44. Stand
  45. Stay
  46. Teeter
  47. Touch my hand
  48. Tug (she’s a Doberman, afterall)
  49. Tunnel
  50. Walk
  51. Walk on loose leash – heel
  52. Watch me/focus
  53. Weave through legs
  54. Weaves
  55. Which hand holds the treatv
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