You’ve mastered the basics – sit, shake, lay down, roll over, fetch – now it’s time to train your dog to do something useful!
Training your dog to steal your friends’ wallets is easy! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be living the good life in no time! Well, unless, of course, your friends are broke and penniless, then you’ll just be living with a hoarder’s sized collection of empty wallets.
- Create a seating area for friends to use when they visit. Choose seats with open backs, like stools or director’s chairs, so your dog has easy access to back pockets where wallets are usually kept.
- Start with your own wallet. Rubbing a little bacon grease on the outside edges will help to pique your pup’s interest. Place your wallet in your back pocket and sit in the designated visitor’s chair. Keep a handful of high value treats nearby to reward your pooch each time he goes for your wallet.
- At first, your dog may just sniff and lick at your pocket. This is undesirable behavior and should not be rewarded. In order for this amazing dog trick to be effective, he’ll need to quickly remove the wallet and take it to another room. While he’s sniffing and licking at your back-end, try to resist. Your dog will eventually learn that he needs to grab the wallet and run if he wants to be rewarded.
- As soon as Fido snatches your wallet and darts off, give him a treat and praise him with a command, like “Would you like a drink?” The point is to develop a “secret command” that only you and your dog understand. If you shout out “Get the wallet!” your friends will catch on and won’t be as impressed by the trick.
- Once your dog has mastered the art of stealing your own wallet every time you sit in the visitor’s chair and say “Would you like a drink?” try practicing his skills with other family members and different types of wallets. Try alternating which pocket the wallet is kept in. Stop using bacon grease and make sure he can still perform this trick without it.
- Invite friends over – preferably wealthy ones – and ask them, “would you like a drink?”
Friends and family are sure to be impressed by your amazing dog’s tricks!
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