Dog Obedience Games
Dog Obedience Games
Dog Obedience Games

‹— Back

Feedback For 14

Variation: Another way to play in class is to have all the variations in an envelope. Then each week, each student will pick two exercises from the envelope. I will give advice if needed, but otherwise they will have the week to practice and perfect it, and then they'll show it off at the next class. That way each dog/handler does something different, and gets everyone laughing and having fun. Then they re-draw and work on new ones for the next week.

Kim MacMillan

Variation: For more advanced students and added variety, have two sets of cards to choose from. One set includes the cues such as sit, sit/stay, watch, come, etc. The second set is the challenges such as while hopping on one foot, while standing in a chair, etc. Have the first student pick one from each set and perform it for the class.You may want to include a prize for each success. Then the next person goes, etc.

Nancy Yamin

Copyright 2012 Dog Obedience Games

"Last night the Basic Cues and Manners Class played "Mind Your P's and Cues". They had just learned STAY and LEAVE IT in their fifth week of class.  It was a welcome change in pace to the normal learning pattern.


My assistant said "they LOVE this!"  What we noticed was that people were very busy and interacting positively with their dogs making a huge difference, of course, to the responses they were getting. The dogs were engaged because the people were engaged.

It was fun seeing how they put their cues together to present to class and it also gave me, the instructor, a chance to see where they need help.

~ Diane Garrod