I can’t believe I’ve never written about one of Matilda’s favorite tricks.
Yes, her favorite.
Because when you use positive reinforcement, you raise a dog who loves to learn and practice cues.
But that’s not even the real reason she enjoys it so much.
Matilda is a Dramatic lady. She love attention, and she loves big displays of emotion. She always lets me know how she’s feeling.
So, of course she has a “play dead” performance that deserves at least an honorary mention at the Oscars.
It was so easy to Teach, too. She learned “play dead” in just one training session when she was about six months old. (At the time of posting, she’s over 5 years old, born on May 4th, 2014.)
You, too, can bring out your dog’s thespian talents by teaching her to play dead.
How To Teach Your Dog To Play Dead
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Before you start, visualize exactly what you want your dog to do.
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