BarkBox Giveaway

I know a bunch of you out there are just as dog-obsessed as I am and this is just one of the many reasons I think you guys are the jam. Dogs are the BEST and I never could have imagined just how much joy and laughter Sadie would bring into my life everyday when Ryan and I first picked up our timid little puppy. (Timid? Oh how times have changed.)

When BarkBox reached out to me to see if my crazy dog would want to try out one of their boxes, I thought it would be a neat way to indulge Sadie a bit with some new treats and toys. Sadie is the kind of dog that basically pees herself over a brand new stick, so I could only imagine how thrilled she would be if she got a package in the mail filled with new treats and toys just for her.

Happy Sadie

So what is BarkBox?

BarkBox is a monthly box filled with treats, toys and goodies for your dog that is delivered right to your door. Each box contains four to six full-size products, with goodies ranging from creative toys and gadgets to all-natural, healthy treats and more.

BarkBox

Any edible products found in a BarkBox do not include formaldehyde and are made with minimal processing, no glycerin whenever possible, organic ingredients whenever possible and are gluten, soy, corn and filler-free whenever possible. Subscribers can also opt for an allergy-friendly BarkBox for dogs that may be sensitive to beef, chicken, turkey, gluten, wheat, soy and corn. (Users will just need to email support@barkbox.com once they’ve purchased their subscription to get added to the allergy box list.)

The toys and treats are almost always sourced from small local vendors that are not easily found in major pet stores and plans tailored to your dog’s size start as low as $18/month.

BarkBox Sizes

Sadie’s first BarkBox included the following goodies:

BarkBox

  1. Barkworthies Junior Bully Sticks
  2. Harry Barket Tug n’ Toss Toy
  3. Complete Natural Nutrition Cheese Please Snacks
  4. Baker’s Best Salmon Maple Glaze Treats

Her favorite treat was definitely the Cheese Please snacks!

BarkBox Cheese Please

She gave me the pitiful puppy eyes the minute she caught a whiff after I opened the bag!

Begging Dog

The sole ingredient in the treat is cheese, so I knew Sadie would flip for the cheesy little discs when I opened the package. (She’s a cheese lover just like her mama.)

She also had a blast playing with the Tug n’ Toss toy and threw it all around our apartment trying to entice us into a game of tug of war. (It totally worked because we are suckers.)

BarkBox Toy

The treat I wasn’t sure Sadie would like in the box was the Baker’s Best salmon maple teats because at first glance they looked like biscuits. Sadie doesn’t like biscuits and typically gravitates toward meat and cheese-based treats, so I didn’t think the salmon treats would go over well, but she flipped for them!!

Salmond Treats

She couldn’t get enough!

Now it’s time for a giveaway!

One PBF reader will win a free six-month subscription to BarkBox!

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below answering one (or both) of the following questions:

  • What was the first trick you taught your dog?
  • What is one trick your dog could never quite master?

I will randomly select a giveaway winner on Friday morning. Please note that this giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada only. You must have a US or Canada shipping address to receive a BarkBox. If you would like to try BarkBox for your pup, BarkBox is also offering 10 percent off to all PBF readers if you click this link. (The coupon will automatically apply at checkout.)

Good luck!!!

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Disclaimer: While this post is sponsored by BarkBox, the links included within the post are not affiliate links and I am not earning commission or credit from any boxes purchased.

Comments

  1. Teresa says

    The first trick I ever taught was sit because I think it is the easiest. However she can’t master lay down. She will do it but only after I make her “stay” while laying a treat in front of her for more than 5 seconds!

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  2. Erika glover says

    The first 2 tricks we taught our dogs were 1. Sit and 2. “Pound it” (just like humans fist pound) haha.
    One thing we never quite mastered was
    Rolling over!

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  3. Rachael says

    The first trick we taught our lab puppy was sit! I miss those puppy days!

    Our pup never mastered roll over…. he used to roll over on his own when he was about 8 weeks but as soon as he got a little older, he never would roll over no matter how much we tried to teach him!

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  4. says

    Ahhh this is so awesome! I love spoiling my dog, Luke. He is currently 12 but still acts like a puppy. My first trick I taught him was to jump on my bed. Since then he always wants permission to hop on.

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  5. says

    What an awesome giveaway – I’ve been meaning to try Bark Box!

    Tricks? Oh man, I have beagles, and they’re not-so-big on the learning tricks game. They do know sit, down, shake and up…but when we try to get them to do one they do them all at once!

    So usually, it’s something like: sit-down-sit-up-sit-shake-down-sit-up-shake – all just because I’m holding a treat nearby!

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  6. Aly says

    My 5 month old puppy, Ara, learned “sit” first.

    She is still struggling with stay…Ara sort of thinks she needs to be *right* next to people all the time!

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  7. angela says

    sit was the easiest! he still doesn’t know how not to jump on people – he loves everyone, but unfortunately everyone doesn’t love dogs!

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  8. Jamie M. says

    The first trick i taught my dog was to sit. And now she pretty much cannot master any of them, she does what she wants!

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  9. says

    Artie, my three year old frenchie, seems to know sit, but not much else. He only pays attention if he knows that there is a treat or food involved. 🙂

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  10. Karleen says

    omg! My dad’s dogs (aka my sisters!) would love this!
    The first trick I (yes I, not my dad:)) was to have them sit BUT
    The one thing I cannot master is have them STAY. Once I walk away, they follow. Hoping I still have a chance with the younger one who’s not quite 1 yet:)

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  11. Taryn Rutter says

    The first trick my dog learned was sit, and the one she will probably never master is stay! She’s a stage 5 clinger so she always has to be right by our side 🙂

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  12. Ashley B says

    The first trick I taught Buster was sit. He mastered that with no problem. Stay is the one command he cannot and will not do. He has to be right beside me, no matter where I am or what I am doing. Long gone are the days of going to the bathroom alone. He is like having a big shadow, but I wouldn’t want it any other way!

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  13. Julia Christy says

    The first trick I ever taught my dog was “sit”, because it was simple (and he was only about 10 weeks old at the time). There aren’t many tricks that I’ve taught him that he hasn’t mastered, but “off” is hard for him, especially when people come over to our house, because he just gets so excited and wants to see them. He’ll listen, but then jump back up if he gets excited again. Honestly, that one is partially my fault, because since he’s a small dog it doesn’t really cause any problems if he jumps up with his front paws on guests at our house…I think if he was larger, I would be more consistent with it.

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  14. Liz says

    The first trick we taught our crazy boxer Crawford was to sit. He’s caught on to most of his training but he cannot seem to figure out fetch… or at least stay interested in RETURNING the ball enough times to make it interesting for anyone.

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  15. Julia says

    We first taught Georgie to ring a bell by the door whenever she needed to go outside as a puppy. Now she can give great high-fives but still hasn’t mastered the art of rolling over.

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  16. Sarah says

    My dog is awesome at most tricks when she wants to be so I guess the first trick we taught her was selective hearing! haha!

    I think we taught her how to shake first – but she’s since moved on to down, wait, dance, and belly rubs (I don’t think this last one counts as a trick).

    She’s GREAT at heel in the apartment when you have treats, but she’s the WORST at heel on the street … especially when there’s a cyclist or jogger for her to “herd” (she’s a corgi/jack russell mix).

    She’s spoiled rotten so I’m sure she’d love all the treats and toys!

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  17. erica says

    Besides the obvious tricks (sit, lay down, etc) the first trick we taught our dog (also a vizsla) was to high five. We can’t quite master the treat on nose trick. Some day!

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  18. Caryn says

    The first trick we taught our little love Izzy was to sit. She never quite learned “up!”, which we try to tell her every time we want her to jump into the car.

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  19. says

    Oh, I love this giveaway (and Sadie’s sweet face, too, of course)!
    We (mostly by boyfriend) taught our sweet dog Bizzy to sit, lay down, shake, beg and spin. She’s really good at all of them. She can’t quite get “roll over” though.

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  20. says

    The first trick we taught our French bulldog was to sit, which he mastered quickly. But our favorite we’ve taught him is to “high five” just like Koji Uehara does – the baseball player he’s named after!

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  21. Alexandra says

    The first trick I ever taught my dog Max was sit, which he got right away. Down has definitely been the hardest one for him master!

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  22. Sarah says

    First trick – sit. She has since added shake, lay down, and rollover. She will usually do one big sequence without request if someone is holding a treat!
    Can’t master……all the rest!

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  23. Britt Stephens says

    The first trick we ever taught Otis was to sit. Then we did down and shake. Now when you say “sit” he runs through all three tricks! 🙂

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  24. Jessica says

    The first trick we taught both Annie and Jay Jay were to sit. I think that’s pretty across-the-board for dog owners out there. Jay Jay could never quite master rolling over (he’d get to his back, but no further), and Annie is still learning stay. She’s quite the impatient pup.

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  25. Ashley N. says

    Oh my gosh my two labs would LOVE this! The older, Simon was definitely taught “sit” first. He will listen to me about half the times I tell him to “roll over”, usually he will roll halfway and stop for a belly rub! The younger, Henry had the toughest time learning “down”.. he would just scooch backwards everytime I said “down”! He’s the cutest.
    I am so glad you did a review of Barkbox. I have definitely considered purchasing a subscription but wasn’t quite sure what goodies would be inside.

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  26. Lauren says

    The first trick I taught my dog (Roxy) was to sit! She can also stand and balance on her hind legs for a very impressive amount of time, although, this is usually only when I hold up a treat for her to grab :). She’s very good at sitting but hasn’t quite grasped the “lay-down” concept!

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  27. Lee Morgan says

    My dogs know to automatically sit whenever a treat is involved, we barely had to teach them! One knows how to shake, the other hasn’t quite mastered that but gives us the puppy eyes so it’s always ok!

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  28. Melanie says

    We adopted a six-year old lab, so he’s not the greatest with tricks or learning new ones. But right now, he’s very good at sit and stay! We’re having issues learn to shake his paw though…I think he loses his balance trying to do it 🙂

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  29. Kelly K. says

    I’ve been wanting to give Bark Box a try, for my little girl!

    The first “trick” that I taught her was “sit.” She still only does this when she thinks she is getting a treat. The funniest trick, however, is when I pull out my camera to take her picture. Every. Single. Time. I. Take. It. Out, she will find a toy, lay down, with her head on it, and look at me with her big brown eyes. It’s hilarious!

    The one trick she never could catch on to was “shake.” She just sits there looking at us funny.

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  30. Jess says

    For our vizsla, sit was the first thing we taught him. He doesn’t really know another other tricks lol. I try to teach him “shake” but he just kind of stares at me and “talks” back to me every time I say paw…ohhh vizslas, so special. My Boston/Beagle mix however, knows sit, down, rollover, paw with both hands, speak, etc. He’s my little overachiever 🙂

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  31. Susie B. says

    This is great!

    The first thing my puppy learned to do was shake! But she has never quite figured out the whole “stay” business. Especially if it means staying inside the house while my husband or I are going outside…. or if there’s an animal in our yard she wants to chase

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  32. Amy says

    The first trick we taught our puppy Lulu was to ring a bell thats attached to the door knob when she has to go to the bathroom. She’s mastered sit and down but has never caught on to roll over. BarkBox looks so fun!

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  33. Laura says

    I picked up Luna two weeks ago. Being a ten week old labradoodle, she has yet to “master” a trick. However, she is house trained(a full week without an accident)! Which, I consider the best trick. There are many tricks she has yet to get, but I hope with time and lots of encouragement she will be able to learn lots of them!

    Feel free to follow this little fluff ball on insta luna_the_labradoodle

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  34. says

    The first trick I taught him was to shake! I mean – he doesn’t always do it without a treat in hand but I’ll take it! He can’t quite master rolling over, but hopefully one day with enough treats he’ll get it 🙂

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  35. Amanda L says

    The first trick we taught Ari was sit and we eventually worked our way up to this little skit: Me: “Stick em Up!” Ari: Sits, Front Paws in the Air Me: “BANG!” Ari: Plays dead.

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  36. Christy Brown says

    When we first got Charlie from the foster dog parents he already knew sit, so we taught him to stay even with food on the ground. No matter how close or far we place the treat he waits until we say okay and its adorable when we put his treats on his nose using the same trick and he waits until we let him have it.

    We have tried over and over to teach him “bang” means laydown but it is the one thing he doesn’t want to do – he always rolls over instead!

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  37. Priscilla Singer says

    The first trick we taught Mr. Blue, the first of our two Boston Terriers, was to shake or give his paw for a treat. He now shakes each paw as requested.

    The one thing I still can’t get him to do, even as of last night, is to bark or speak upon request but he seems to do it just fine when I don’t want him to bark! Lol. Figures!!!

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  38. Chelsea says

    We got Frankie at 7 months so he already had the basic commands down, but the first trick that I taught him was “Go to bed.” Originally it meant go into his crate, but now that he has graduated from needing one, it means jump onto the couch or bed. He of course is happy to oblige. The trick he cannot master is roll over. He is a 70 lb Boxer/Am. Bulldog mix so flipping his body over on command is just not fun for him. He prefers the double high five. 🙂

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  39. Erica says

    I’m similarly obsessed with my French Bulldog puppy and have debated signing up for Barkbox before, so this would be perfect! He LOVES new toys and we’ve been working on his fetch skills (his pursuit enthusiasm is fine.. his retrieving & bringing it back to me? Not so much…) and he’s fully mastered “sit” and “crate” for bedtime!

    PS: I just signed up for Stitchfix last week after your latest posts about it & my fix comes Friday – so excited!

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  40. Ashley says

    We taught Chloe to sit… but my favorite trick is a tie between “praying” (she lays her dead down flat on her paws until we say “amen”) and “playing dead” (she rolls to her back and puts her paws up without moving). She is so stinkin’ cute!

    Despite her ability to do all those – she doesn’t quite get “put toys up”. If only she did so I wouldn’t have to follow after her so often.

    Hope you are enjoying Charlotte – that is where both me and Chloe pup were born and still live!!!!

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  41. Stephanie says

    The first trick Atlas learned was “sit”. He never quite learned “roll over”, although that one is more fun than anything so I’m not complaining!

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  42. Jada B says

    The first trick we taught our dog was “Bang!” Then she will roll over and play dead. However she has not mastered rolling over.

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  43. Nicole says

    Addie’s first trick was a combo of sit and down. She still can’t quite master coming when called unless a treat is involved!

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  44. Jennifer says

    The first trick Dolly learned was to sit. The trick she still hasn’t mastered is the “don’t jump on the highchair while the baby is eating.” 🙂

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  45. Anh says

    Awesome post as always!

    Toro, my handsome Havanese, first trick was sit. He has a hard time when asked to “stay”. He’s too excited to “stay” and he’s pretty much our shadow so whatever we do or wherever we go, he’s right there 🙂

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  46. lyndsay says

    The first trick my boxer Roxy ever learned – she taught herself! We had a little Halloween decoration on the front door and one day we heard her knock it with her nose meaning she had to go outside! We have since put some bells on the door and she jingles them when she wants to go out! Our current challenge is getting her to roll over… but I still get pretty excited just when she sits!

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  47. says

    We probably taught him sit first. He pretty much still only knows that, down, paw, and high five. Although he’ll do anything you ask if food is involved.

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  48. Erica says

    The first trick I taught Hunter, my puggle, was sit or possible to pee outside. I am pretty sure Hunter could learn any trick if there is food incentive. If there is no food incentive then whether or not he is willing to learn or perform his commands depends on his mood. He is a total Divo (male Diva).

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  49. Megan Joy says

    Our little guys could never get “roll over.” We tried for a while, but I think he was uncomfortable rolling onto his back.

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  50. Nicole says

    The first trick I ever taught Emma, my dachshund lab, was to roll over. Now that has become her go to and if she doesn’t understand what I’m asking her to do she keeps rolling over and over! She’s never quite mastered “stay”. If there is a bird, squeaky toy, or rabbit around she’s not staying no matter what kind of treat I have!

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  51. Abby says

    The first trick Bean learned was to sit. she was our first dog. No we have three good sized dogs, from 60 to 80 lbs. We love them so much!!

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  52. Jamie says

    The first trick I ever taught Ray was how to shake his paw for a treat. We’re still working on that sit and stay business!

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  53. Rebecca says

    The one and only trick my pup has mastered was ‘turn’! Oh, and being a little princess, she’s mastered that too;)

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  54. Julie V says

    The first trick we always teach our dogs (all 3!) is to leave it. We are able to put food, treats, toys, etc down and say leave it and they won’t go for it until we give the OK. The trick our dogs could never master is rolling over. Sit, heal, stay, they get.. rolling over- not so much!

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  55. Victoria S says

    First trick was definitely sit! Luckily, that seemed to come naturally. We are still working on stay though haha

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  56. MaryBeth says

    “Sit” was the first thing Oscar learned! He struggles with “stay”… he needs to be where ever the action is!

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  57. jan klein says

    Teaching Bogart to fetch was a piece of cake. For the life of me, he won’t shake or high 5. It’s not as easy as they say on youtube!

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  58. Amanda F. says

    First trick was to high five! I woke up one morning and my husband said that “Shake” wasn’t cool enough, so he spent the night teaching him to high five!! However, no matter how hard we’ve tried, roll over has never happened 🙁

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  59. Elizabeth R. says

    Prime’s first trick was to sit. Favorite is to give kisses when prompted… and not mastered is, without a doubt, leash manners.

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  60. Rachel says

    I think we’ve taught all of our dogs (past and present) to sit and speak. I have to share that my mother has taught her yorkie-poo to ring a little bell on a string connected to the door when she has to go outside. Cutest thing ever!

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  61. Jen M says

    The first trick we taught our Bullmastiff puppy was “Go in your crate!” He is completely crate trained now and loves his little den. One trick he hasn’t quite mastered yet is “Stay” because sometimes he is just too excited to stay put, but we’re working on it!

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  62. Bridget says

    We’ve taught our rescue pup quite a few fun tricks, with the help of our awesome obedience trainer! My favorite has to be “leave it” because if he’s thinking about getting into something he shouldn’t, he almost always listens! Very helpful! He gets so darn excited to meet new people, so “down” hasn’t really sunk in quite yet… he can’t help it, he just wants to love everyone & nothing gets him excited like meeting new friends 😉

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  63. Laura says

    First trick we got Charlie to do was sit (and shake soon thereafter). Anything in the realm of come, stop barking, calm down, go lay down, dont chew that…falls on deaf ears!

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  64. Jenna says

    The first trick we taught Riley was sit. To this day, I can’t get him to heel or shake. We’re working on them, he’s only 9 months old.

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  65. Amber says

    The first trick Belle probably learned was sit, but my favorite trick of hers is “where’s your toy?” and she’ll run around my apartment looking for her favorite toy/bone of that moment. She has yet to master the shake command and would rather just jump and lick your face when she meets a new person.

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  66. Jill (and Nola!) says

    My Whoodle (wheaten/poodle) pup Nola first learned to sit of course, but then I taught her to bow! Heaven help me, but her stubborn terrier side refuses to come on command (unless it suits her).

    P.S. Sadie’s teeth are soooo white! Do you brush her teeth every day??

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  67. Kaci says

    Bailey is only 6 months old. She’s mastered sit and down when we’re practicing at home but can’t stay calm enough yet to do them when other people are around!

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  68. Cee says

    We actually just adopted our dog last night! He is a 6 mos terrier mix, and we haven’t been able to work on any tricks yet. He showed us *his* nifty trick of hopping up on our daughter’s bed three times, which we had to discourage 🙂 He does have a comfy spot on our couch staked out, however.

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  69. says

    I have two chihuahua and they have never been very good learning tricks. They are good at “singing” aka “howling” on cue. They are NOT good at sitting. So easy. So impossible!

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  70. Laura says

    I have a Vizsla as well, and she has mastered quite a few tricks! But ALL of our tricks seem to go out the window when she sees an animal. We’re working on keeping her focus when there are other distractions (squirrels!!).

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  71. Ashley Harris says

    My GSP, Molly, first learned how to sit! 🙂 she has since mastered several others!! Thank goodness because she is high energy and craaaazy!! 🙂

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  72. kaylie says

    Wilson is a Cairn Terrier (Toto) and is brilliant, but a little stinker. His first trick was sit – which he will gladly do IF you offer him food. The one thing his older Westie brother Malone does that Wilson won’t do? Speak (bark) on command.

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  73. Donna says

    Well, you obviously know how smart Vizsla’s are, his first trick was sit…but I must say the trick he has mastered is how to get away with everything!! (including opening the pantry and knocking down the treat he wants and then looks at me with those puppy eyes! Yes, I do give in and get him his treat…who can resist that trick!) He cannot seem to get not jumping on people when they first walk through the door…he thinks everyone is there to see him and wants to show them how happy he is!

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  74. Jamie says

    Our first furchild Chloe is part corgi part german shepherd. The first trick she learned, which also happened to be self taught, is what we call “sit pretty”. It’s a pretty standard corgi stance where they sit back on their butts with their stubby little front paws in the perfect begging position. The trick she never got the hang of was playing dead because she a) never sits still and b) has trust issues.

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  75. Joanna says

    The first trick my sweet River, a husky/lab mix, learned was sit. The one he has never been able to master was not to beg. He loves food and will do just about anything to get someone to give him some!!

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  76. Rhonda Nance says

    The first trick we taught Daisy, our Beagle, was to sit and speak. She has not quite mastered Shake yet but, we are not giving up!!

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  77. Hilary says

    The first trick we (my family inherited her when my grandfather passed) was “paw.” We were shocked when she figured it out so quickly, because she was at least 8 years old when we got her, but I guess you can teach an old dog *some* tricks!
    The trick she hasn’t quite mastered is “lay/down.” No matter how much we try to entice her with treats, she just can’t get it!

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  78. jayde y says

    Copper’s first trick he was taught was to come in the door after us, he was a wild puppy and would knock us over trying to get into the house (he’s a chocolate lab) so we taught him to let us go in first. He couldn’t quite master roll over he only does it on select surfaces (the comfy ones) spoiled dog! 🙂

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  79. Brittany says

    Lando was a rescue that had only lived outside. When we adopted him we weren’t sure how he was going to handle indoor life or even basic commands. Little did we know what a smart little cookie we had on our hands! His first “tricks” were sit and shake. He still doesn’t get the concept of lay down on command but has no problem snuggling up on the couch. His favorite trick is shaking his head no when we ask him to sit for breakfast and dinner. 2 years later and it still cracks us up! Lando loves BarkBoxes as well. We had to stop our subscription when we moved last month, but we are hoping to pick it back up again! Ps. The tug toy is his favorite too! 🙂

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  80. Angie Miller says

    The first trick we probably taught Fletcher was to sit. The one he still struggles with is roll-over. He’s a boxer so rolling over is a little tough for him with his muscular body and long pony legs. 🙂

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  81. Jamie says

    My pug, Pete, has trouble minding his manners around other dogs so I would say that the trick he hasn’t quite been able to master is the art of “Stay!”

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  82. Jennifer says

    The first trick I taught Spike my Boston was “shake a paw”, he mastered that good. I tried to get him to “roll over” and even went as far as demonstrating this to him and he almost got it…..but then I probably gave up trying to teach him!

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  83. Carrie L. says

    I have to answer both for my crazy pups!

    The first tricks we taught our dogs is no jumping. They were already big when we got them and could knock someone down easily!
    And they’ve never fully mastered the ‘stay’ command. If you have good treats it’ll work for a while but if another dog walks into the room – forget it!

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  84. Courtney Fisher says

    The first trick we’ve tried to teach all of our boxers over the years (only a select few every really mastered it) was “gimme a kiss”. Our one boy Riley was so good at it, he’d basically “pucker” his big flappy lips! It was great! Taya our girl now, gets it too, but she’s a bit rougher, and it’s more of a punch to the mouth with her mouth hehe.

    One they’ve never really mastered? The balancing the treat on the nose trick. I blame their stubby squishy faces for it. We threw in the towel for that one!

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  85. Elizabeth says

    I am so dog obsessed! We got a puppy this year, so we’re still teaching our 5 month old Westie tricks. But her first was to shake – now she does it everytime she hears a treat bag open! We still need to master listening when we’re out at the dog park – she seems to magically forget her name because she’d rather be playing with all the other dogs 😉

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  86. Rhonda Nance says

    The first thing we taught Daisy is sit and speak. She is still trying to master “shake”. She woul absolutely love to receive a BarkBox!!

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  87. Caroline says

    The first trick we taught our Sady (!) was to sit, and now she does it whenever a treat is within smelling distance! Almost 3 years later she still hasn’t mastered not jumping on people when they come to the door, but we’re working on it!

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  88. kristina says

    I have two dogs! The first tricks they learned were sit and shake a paw…..they both have not mastered the “stay” command!!!

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  89. Kelsey says

    Gibbs first learned to sit and has not mastered the stay command or down. Gibbs is a minpin that acts like a pogostick…food on the kitchen island may be stolen by him as he is always hungry. 🙂

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  90. Amy M. says

    One thing my dog taught himself was to open our sliding door! We have a house on Cape Cod and our two dogs spend a lot of time outside. My mom would notice that the dogs would be inside and the door open, but couldn’t remember letting them in! Sure enough, sitting around the family room one night, Charlie (our rescue pit-mix) jumped up to slide the door open for him and Bella (our rescue shepherd-mix) as if it was completely normal! Now he does it just about every time he wants to come in 🙂

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  91. Kim says

    The first trick Eleanor learned was sit, we are still working on others. I don’t think she will ever learn how to roll over. She is an English bulldog and they are not known for intelligence!

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  92. Patty says

    The first trick my Possum learned was sit. She will probably never learn anything beyond that, but I’ll always love her anyway!

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  93. Rebekah says

    Sit was probably the first thing our puppy learned and it is so helpful! However, howling when people come to the door has not quite been mastered! 😉

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  94. says

    Ahh my Sadie would love this! First trick I taught her was sit. Such a basic one haha. The trick she never could master is (and still can’t to this day) is to lay down and remain laying down….especially when a treat is involved. She kind of just slams her stomach on the ground and pops backs up to sitting. She’s a lab so she wants that treat!

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  95. Erin L says

    What an awseome giveaway! My resuced lab-mix, Benny would LOVE this!!! The tricks I am pretty proud about him mastering are the high-five and low-five. But, we haven’t quite mastered lie down yet. He’s alwas too excited!

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  96. Erica says

    The first trick that Mr. Bigglesworth learned was sit! It is still his “go to” trick when he is trying to get a treat and can’t figure out the trick we are asking him to do! The one trick he can’t seem to get it play dead … he always ends up continuing to roll over. His FAVORITE trick though, is “High Five!!”

    He’s a 7 month old Golden Doodle who is my little stuffed animal 🙂

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  97. Heather says

    The first trick my dog Lucy learned was to sit. She was about 11 weeks old in her puppy training class. She was so cute! The trick she has not mastered is “No barking”. She’s a little high strung.

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  98. Laura says

    The first trick Colby, my Vizsla, learned was sit, but she has mastered several. The one she refuses to do is roll-over, unless she’s on carpet. I think her bony little body on tile or hardwood floor is uncomfortable.

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  99. Amy says

    We have a 16 week old Vizsla, named Ripley. We have been wanting a Vizsla for about 10 years and finally the timing was right (he came home on Mother’s Day). We were drawn to this amazing breed for many reasons, but one is their intelligence. The first trick we taught him was “sit.” He mastered it that day 🙂 I now understand all your “love talk” about Sadie. My husband now calls me the crazy dog lady, lol.

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  100. Cynthia says

    The first trick our Taz learned was the classic, To sit. He now does this with just a hand command. He sits for treats, to get his leash on for a walk, to be let outside in the morning without us having to say a word!

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  101. Nancy says

    First trick we taught our dog was ‘shake’ because she naturally liked to put a paw on our arm or hand. Unfortunately a habit we have not been able to break is occasional growling at other dogs – its so weird that she is bothered by some dogs and not at all by others!

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  102. Caitlin says

    I think the first trick Enzo learned was sit but the one he will most likely never master is roll over. I guess I can’t blame him, rolling 145 lbs would be too difficult for me too haha

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  103. Ashley Kara says

    Our 6 month old lab mastered “sit” and “shake” quickly but “drop it” is another story. Needless to say we’ve had many sock casualties in the past few weeks!

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  104. Randi says

    My golden would love this! One trick she does is High Ten. She jumps up and gives us “ten” with both paws. I like to see how high I can get her to jump up! She could never even come close to executing the “Speak” command, but that’s okay. I’m grateful she’s not a barker.

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  105. Kim says

    We have two female labradors – Prudie & Lila – and they both struggled to learn the “Down” command. Lila took a year to get it! Even now, they sort of go halfway down and then start creeping back up again. But they both know to make the right cute face to totally excuse any disobedience. 😉

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  106. Sarah K says

    With my first pup, I had to teach him to sit. Then we moved on and latest trick is ‘speak’. Our second pup we worked on fetch… and that worked because he is never without a tennis ball.

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  107. Natalie says

    Toby learned to shake. Seems to be one of the easier tricks out there, but beyond that…let’s just say we are a work in progress! 🙂

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  108. Amanda says

    My dog Henry would love this!! The first trick we taught him was to sit and then once that was mastered and he could also lay down, we kindof stopped trying at obedience school! So he never learned to shake … buuut he’s still super cute 🙂

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  109. Val says

    First trick I taught my dog Kinston was to sit, and the one he can never master is to roll over. Just doesn’t seem to understand it haha.

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  110. Lesli says

    How neat! My dog, Willa, would love this. She is a vizsla like Sadie. We taught her to “sit” first. She now knows most of the basics like “stay”, “shake”, and “speak,” but we are working to master “whisper.” She gets it most of the time, but sometimes she just moves her mouth and no sound comes out!

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  111. Chelsea says

    I taught my dog to sit first, but his first “trick” was to roll over. Cooper is really smartso he’s mastered almost all the tricks we’ve taught him. The only one he can’t quite grasp is to (what I call) sit pretty.

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  112. Kayleen Beccard says

    The first trick we taught Scooter, our Sheltie, was “sit” and he totally mastered it! We tried to teach him shake, but with our wood floors he kept sliding backwards! It was so funny!

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  113. Natasha says

    I guess my Leo’s first trick was “down”… but that’s because when I said “down,” he’d lay down.. and when I said “sit,” he’d lay down too! Silly boy. (Still does this sometimes, so we’re workin’ on differentiating the “sit”!) The trick Leo has not yet mastered is rolling over to his left. He ONLY rolls over to his right, and it’s so funny!

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  114. Ashley K says

    The trick my German Shepard has mastered is shake. He is a pro. My shih-tzu on the other hand has mastered the art of manipulation. He knows how to work me and guilt trip me into anything. Though he has never quite gotten the hang of sit, he’ll just do it when the Shepard does when they are both getting treats. I’ll count that…

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  115. Suzy H. says

    This looks awesome! The first trick we always teach our boys (past and present) is to play catch with a tennis ball! We are baseball lovers and outfielders, so we like to think our kids should be passed down some of our knowledge! Sometimes, however, the nose gets in the way, and we are happy to know they might be infielders instead. Our current pups, Mojo and Mikko, love the squeaky tennis balls so sometimes we have a couple going at a time to get them to drop them!

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  116. Mandi C. says

    The first trick we taught both of our pups was: Sit! And they seem to have really mastered it…a trick they just can’t seem to grasp would be: Roll-Over…it usually just turns into a weird lay-down and “pet my belly” type scene. 🙂

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  117. says

    We have two HUGE rescue dogs, and the first trick I taught mine was sit-paw-other paw. He is so adorable and eager to shake hands when you ask for his paw!! I love it, melts my heart every time.

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  118. Morgan says

    I’ve always wondered about BarkBox so I’m glad to finally see someone review it.

    I have a corgi-poo (corgi poodle mix) and he seems to go through toys weekly, like destroys them so I’m often torn between signing up for this b/c he’d possibly destroy the toys quicker than it’d be worth it financially or if it would be beneficial b/c we’d be getting automatically restocked.

    Anyway, on to the trick, my dog Tanner is quite impressive with his tricks…his first one, no lie, was called “bust-a-move” that my husband taught him in 1 day. I’ve included the link to his youtube video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvAWh2bjNzw

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  119. says

    The first trick I taught my Pomchi (Pomeranian Chihuahua) Callie was to high five. She is a total pro at it. She jumps on her hind legs and reaches both paws up. So I guess it’s technically a 10-five…

    I could never get Callie to play dead. She is too eager to please me so she can get her treat. She rolls on her side then jumps back up. Or she just does a complete rollover which is great but that’s not the trick I commanded! I’ve given up on it.

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  120. Stephanie says

    Manchester was a rescue, so he’s been difficult to teach tricks, but he tries! The first trick I taught him was sit. We’re still working on paw – he stands up to lick me every time I reach for it :-).

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  121. Olivia Blake says

    I have twins! Poodle/Bichon/Maltese mix – Jazz and Lovie.

    I first taught Jazz how to fetch and bring a ball back to me and Lovie has mastered the handshake and she also smiles! They regularly harass the neighbors cats (who love lounging outside in the sun – it’s hilarious).

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  122. Heidi says

    What was the first trick you taught your dog? The first trick we taught our dog was sit because it seemed like the natural first choice. The best trick we taught our dog was high five. He’s so cute when he does it because he almost falls over.

    What is one trick your dog could never quite master? Drop it! He loves his toys and does not want to let them go- ever! He’ll only drop them in exchange for food. He’s the boss of our house for sure.

    Dogs are the best! I can’t imagine life without them!

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  123. says

    What a great gift for dogs! I first taught Cooper how to give his Paw! I’m still a sucker for that simple trick. I bought my husband a book called 101 dog tricks so he knows a bunch, but the one he is still having a difficult time learning is how to “say his prayers”
    He puts his paws up on your arm and tucks his head but then he gets distracted with the smell of the treat and doesn’t quite finish!!

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  124. Val B says

    Mito’s first trick was “stand”; he would jump around on his back paws whenever treats were out so I learned to control the jump to a steady stand! 🙂 he has never mastered “speak”; he will walk away from a treat if I try to long to get him to speak on command!

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  125. Annie says

    Nala knew how to sit and shake when we rescued her. The first tricks we taught her were “speak”, “down”, and “roll over”. Rolling over is still a struggle at times especially on hardwood floors 😉

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  126. Kelly says

    I never had to teach my dog Charlie how to sit because he just started doing it on his own. He’s pretty much a genius. So since he had already mastered sit, the first trick I actually taught him was high five. The one we are still trying to master is roll over. I just don’t think it’s going to happen. 🙂

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  127. Valerie says

    my dalmatian has mastered “FREEZE!” but not so much fetch….she usually just runs out to the ball and leaves it where it landed.

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  128. Jennifer says

    My dogs would go crazy for this box! The first thing they learned was “sit”- so basic! For some reason, neither of them have ever been able to master “roll over”.

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  129. Meagan says

    The first tricks I taught all of my dogs (Chihuahua, Lab and Weimeraner)was to sit, lay down and shake. Once they mastered those, I taught them how to speak, stay and play “hide and go seek”. My husband tells them to stay while I go find a place to hide in the house. As soon as he says okay, they go crazy trying to find me and get so excited when they finally do. They LOVE that game!!!

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  130. Megan says

    The first trick I ever taught my boy Olliver is “Wait”… we intended it to be used before we allowed him to eat his food, but it has since become our go-to move. To Ollie, “wait” means “STOP – don’t do whatever it is”. We use it to get him to slow down on walks, to avoid him catching any unfortunatelyslow woodland creatures, etc.

    The one trick he never quite got the hang of was the seated position to roll over when you yell “Bang!” I always thought that would be a fun one, but anything we practiced he would stare at me like I was boring him to death. 🙂

    Love BarkBox! I have always wanted to try it.

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  131. says

    Aside from a few basics, I taught my lab, Hannah, the “hula dance”. Basically, if you say, “Hannah, do the hula!” she’ll immediately wiggle all around. It’s adorable haha

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  132. Kayla Sinnott says

    The first “trick” we taught Charlie was to sit. Still pretty much the only thing he knows how to do! Sometimes he’ll drop his ball when we say “drop” but even then not so much!

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  133. Amanda says

    first trick we taught our vizsla, Bogey– which we got from mountaintop vizslas after reading about Sadie— was to sit and we taught him at the breeders house at 6 weeks old the day we picked him! he has been such a fast learner. we can teach him almost any trick in one sitting except for “roll over”. haven’t figured that one out. “leave it” with a treat on his nose has been a difficult one too. we aren’t giving up on that one though! i think its hilarious to see him go cross-eyed when the treat is sitting on his nose!

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  134. Angela Brown says

    My sweet Gidgitt (border collie) first trick we taught her was to sit and she has never caught on to stay. She is always excited to go go go go!!!

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  135. Alecia says

    We love Bark Box! Anna, my German Shepherd/Hound mix first learned to sit. She’s only six months, so we are still working on other tricks. She gets a little too excited when we work on Tricks for Treats, and will often go through her whole arsenal of tricks before we even request anything. 🙂

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  136. megan says

    The first trick we taught our pup was sit. He can’t quite master crawl. He starts out great on the ground , but can’t keep his butt down…it is funny even though not quite correct 😉

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  137. Jennifer says

    Sawyer is great at sitting and then dancing for treats. He is NOT good at laying down! I know he would love to get a BarkBox!

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  138. Tammy Christodoulopoulos says

    I have been contemplating bark box since i have a 10 month of french bulldog at home. The first trick i taught him was sit. very easy to teach that one . Then i have a hard time getting him to stay. He seems to act like a magnet/shadow. Everywhere and i mean everywhere i walk in the house he follows at my feet. So the word stay means nothing to him 🙂 I am sure he would love Bark box because i buy toys from chewy.com and when those boxes get delivered he already knows theyre for him!

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  139. says

    Gracie, my Puggle, first learned how to sit. She can easily be bribed with treats! Mac our Maltipoo marches to his own beat and never really wanted to learn anything. He is a sweetie though, so it’s ok!

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  140. Stacey says

    My Pitt Ember would LOVE Bark Box! Her trick that impresses guests often is putting treats on her nose, making her hold the position for a few moments, and then saying “Take It” and she noses the treat into the air and into her mouth! We even did this once with a little toad we found outside, but she wouldn’t eat it! She just sat there looking at it!

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  141. Christina says

    I tried to teach my dog to “shake” his paw. So I’ll say “paw” and he’ll lift his paw to shake. Only problem is he shakes with his left paw! Can’t break him of the habit 😉

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  142. Dani says

    My husband and I just adopted a puppy and have been thinking about getting a bark box subscription so this would be perfect! The first trick we taught Dexter was “sit”. He has also mastered “down” and “Speak”. We are still working on “stay” and “drop it”!

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  143. Courtney says

    My vizsla Mya can’t roll over to save her life. Luckily, she’s still adorable without mastering this basic trick.

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  144. sarah says

    The first trick I have taught my golden, Emma, is “downward dog”! She loves doing it because her treat is getting scratched right at the top of her tail, which is her favorite! I have been working on play dead, but she just can’t catch on – she wants to jump up and play right away!

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  145. Amy @ Run with Perseverance says

    We first taught our puppy to sit 🙂 First things first! She hasn’t quite gotten the “come” command down, but she is really good with “No”!

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  146. Kara says

    My puppy brewer would love this 🙂 he is a black lab mix. Brewer learned the basics pretty quickly but recently we taught him to “hug”. Probably the cutest thing ever. He literally wraps his front legs around our necks and snuggles his head into your neck. Best puppy snuggles 🙂

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  147. Char says

    The first trick our dog Heidi learned was to sit and shake. She even knows right from left when you ask her to shake……well, at least she gets it right 50% of the time. The thing she can’t seem to master is drop it. She’s a high strung Weimaraner who wants what she wants. 😉

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  148. Suzi says

    We have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Sherman. His first trick was to chase a sock ball down the hall way. Now he is a master waterfowl retriever. He can’t quite master holding a treat on his nose, just too excited I guess!

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  149. says

    Does getting his way with puppy eyes count? ha

    First actual trick I taught Boone was to sit and shake. He’s pretty good at them and looovves getting rewarded for it.

    Now he gets ADD when I try to teach him new tricks, so he hasn’t quite mastered the playing shy/hiding trick. Still working on it though! maybe he’ll get a Barkbox as a reward when he learns it…

    Love the giveaway. Thanks!

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  150. Kate says

    We have a 7 month old Vizsla puppy named Boda who would loovveeee this!

    The first trick we taught her was to ring her bell to go outside! But she quickly learned that she could also ring it to go PLAY outside, or eat grass or chase flies…. so she took to ringing it every 3 minutes. Silly puppy.

    We haven’t yet mastered ‘follow’ – not pulling when walking on the leash. But she’s gotten ‘calm down’ which is HUGE for an over-excited puppy!

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  151. says

    My two English Bulldogs Delilah and Zoey would love to win.
    Both girl’s first trick was to sit.
    Delilah is currently leaning to “wait” which is proving difficult to master.
    Zoey is full of spunk and has yet be able to “lay down” like her big sister Delilah.

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  152. Kari K says

    Sit was definitely the first trick our puppy mastered. We currently working on stay, but we’re not quite there yet!

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  153. Amanda says

    Knoxley is our perfect little (ok not so little) 8 month old Bluetick Coonhound. Her first trick was sit and it was easy peasy so I thought the rest would follow suit…..not so much (I think she has ADHD) 🙂 She has mastered stay on certain days, but her most recent trick that I’ve been working on forever is shake. Which I’m proud to say she has mastered to a T…..thanks to none other than peanut butter. She’s like her momma and loves it!!

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  154. Nicole A says

    I’ve followed Barkbox on IG for awhile now and their posts are always so adorable and make me smile:) The first trick I taught my dog Bailey was how to sit, unfortunately she never learned how to come back when I call her unless I give her several pieces of cheese.. this is a big problem when she sees a squirrel (she’s lucky she’s cute;)) thanks for the giveaway!

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  155. Adina says

    This would be great for my Meeshy. We just had a new baby and her world has definitely been rocked so this would be a great treat.

    The first trick and really the only trick she does with consistency is sit:)

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  156. Michelle says

    My pup actually learned all his tricks in the span of about two hours. Quite impressive, if I do say so myself! The first trick he learned was the high-five (always a crowd pleaser), but he could never master the roll. He’s about 80lbs, so I give him credit because there was never enough room to get his big body around haha!

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  157. Heather says

    Benji ‘s first trick he mastered was a high five.. To the point where he tried to give high fives when he wanted something without us asking!

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  158. tara says

    Too cute! First trick waS to ring the bell on the door when she had to go out. She did it but didnt last long! The one thing she cant master is roll-over; although she has no problem doing it after we brush her real good!!

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  159. Lindsay says

    The first trick we ever taught our dog was sit. The one trick she never got was roll over. These boxes are so cute! 🙂

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  160. Ashley Blank says

    The first trick we taught our beagle was to play dead and it is hilarious to watch! The first trick we taught our lab, Adele, was to give Hi Fives. Pretty fun when you meet new people!

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  161. Callie B. says

    what a perfect giveaway! My Shorkie, Max, is always wanting to play, so the first thing I wanted to teach him was fetch…he’s also quite good at playing dead…it is so funny to see him drop to the ground! Crossing our fingers and paws!

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  162. Katie H. says

    The first trick my black lab Bailey learned was sit. Pretty basic, but we built up from that. Now she knows shake, high five, lay down and roll over. She has yet to master “hush”. When she’s barking like crazy, my husband will say “hush” and she’ll bark back. Every.time. Even when she’s quiet and he says it, she’ll bark. Somehow she got programmed to bark when you say “hush”. It’s actually quite funny.

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  163. Emily says

    Our lab puppy, Kiva, learned her first trick at 5 months and has been rocking it every day ever since. You can balance ANYTHING on her nose and tell her to freeze. She’ll nearly go cross-eyed as she stares at it. After about 10 seconds you say “OK!” and she flicks the treat off her nose and into her mouth. She would love the Barkbox!

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  164. Lauren M says

    Dublin’s first trick was “sit”, which lead to a variety of other tricks including a “fist bump”! However, no matter how hard we try, she can’t seem to understand “roll over”.

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  165. Kim says

    Our first trick was sit. Pretty boring but really worthwhile!! He’s a really good dog and has mastered what we’ve tried to teach him. . . he does take a long time to quit jumping on visitors though.

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  166. Elizabeth V says

    My labradoodle (her name is Sadie too!!) learned to sit, with treats of course, first. But, the one thing she does not do is fetch! She’ll run as fast as she can to go get the ball or toy, pick it up, and walk a few steps but always drops it! I’ll still go pick it up to throw it again of course…anything to get her running in!

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  167. Raisa says

    I rescued my pup when he was about 8. He was really poorly trained and never neutered, so he’s still pretty sassy. We taught him how to lay down (mostly) and never really got him to master anything else. Either he’s too smart to do tricks or too independent– either way, we love him all the same. He’s now a crotchety old man, who gets away with a lot because he still looks like a puppy.

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  168. Dominique says

    The first trick was Sit! And Keely had mastered rollover but after the first 2 years, she now refuses to do it! So silly!

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  169. Rose says

    Taught my boy a trick where I place a treat on his nose and he stares at it, quivering and cross eyed, until I see “free” then he flips it up in the air and eats it.

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  170. Jennifer says

    This is for my friend’s dogs Guinness and Dudley. They were taught sit with no problem. Guinness could not master sitting plus paw and Dudley could not master the high five.

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  171. Natalie says

    We adopted our dog and we got lucky because she actually already knew a lot of tricks! Unfortunately he has a bit of anxiety though, and hasn’t really mastered “Stay”. She gets too nervous!

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  172. Casey says

    Duke mastered sit first, but my favorite trick hes mastered is high five. Nothing like getting a high five from your favorite pup. I’m hoping he will master roll over some day, but so far it’s a no go.

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  173. Dasha says

    First thing I taught Abi is to sit and shake a paw! I love shaking “paws” with her! And…she won’t fetch no matter how hard I try!

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  174. says

    I wouldn’t say that we taught our dog tricks, I’d say our dog taught us tricks… such as fetch me that bacon bite, or sit and watch me while I act crazy in the living room because I need attention! He doesn’t exactly obey lol. I guess one thing he learned was to sit when he wanted people food. He will sit at the dinner table waiting for us to share what we have! Spoiled rotten, I tell ya!

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  175. Michelle says

    The first trick we ever taught our dog was sit! She’s one smart cookie and even knows how to high five! That being said…she has never learned to roll over and has no desire to do so. She’s a bit of a diva. 🙂

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  176. Jordan K says

    The first trick I taught was “sit.” Easy but probably one of the most important “tricks.” However, I could never get the same rescued Boston Terrier mix to master roll over or shake though 🙁

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  177. Caitlin says

    The first thing we taugh my dog, Rothko, was to sit. But instead of using “sit” as the command we taught him to “chill”!!!

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  178. Lizzy says

    The first trick was sit! Luckily he never sasses at this command. We cannot get our sweet boy to shake for the life of us. He constantly wants to “hold hands” – in the car, in bed, etc – so we thought it would be easy but apparently he only wants to paw us on his own terms. 🙂

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  179. Tiffany says

    The first trick I taught my dog was “shake.” Now he automatically gives you his paw whenever he wants something! I think one trick he will never master is “stay.” Useful command, but oh well.

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  180. Rachel says

    The first trick I taught Molly was shake. It actually took a really long time for sit, and for some reason she still doesn’t understand “lay down” unless she knows she’s being rewarded in some way. She’s smart like that 🙂

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  181. says

    Love this giveaway!! The first trick was “sit.” The one he’s still kind of iffy on is “roll over.” Not sure if this counts as a trick, but I’ve taught him to wear a sleep mask at night when we go to bed. It is SO ridiculous, but he’s so cute!!

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  182. Lindsay morse says

    Cooper’s first one was the standard sit; we progressed through shake and lie down when we hit a wall with “bang” or play dead…he got so freaked out he peed a little! Poor guy… We’re gonna stick with the basics 🙂

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  183. Brianna says

    The first trick we taught Peg was to balance a treat on her nose and then snap it up with her mouth. She’s pretty good at it!

    She’s a Nova Scotia Duck Toller and the cutest thing around! She was bred to be a hunting dog but is afraid of the sound of gun shots, so we got her instead 🙂

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  184. says

    The first trick I taught my dog was shake or maybe sit. He can do a few tricks like spin and speak. He can only roll over if he’s outside in the grass. For some reason he struggled doing it indoors. I taught him sit and shake so he wouldn’t charge his food as soon as it was in the bowl.

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  185. Staci Peterson says

    First trick that Molly learned was “Stay” and that is also the one she struggles with most. You can definitely see the struggle within her to either listen to Mom or go jump on the visitor!!

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  186. Catherine P says

    We have worked so hard on getting my dog to roll over, and I just don’t think it is physically possible for her! I can roll her over on her back, but she just falls to the side… womp womp.

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  187. Celeste says

    I have an almost 2 year old female German Shepherd named Shelby.
    1. The first trick we taught her was the basic “Sit-Stay-Leave it” command combo..we would make her leave a treat until she started drolling..so funny

    2. the trick that she could and still hasn’t mastered is “roll over”…she attempts to roll over, but can’t quite make it all the way over. i dont know if it freaks her out to be upside down or what, but its never been something that she can do easily or on the first try.

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  188. Stephanie says

    We have a 4 month old golden retriever named Zoey! She learned to sit, shake & lay down all in one day! We are still having a little trouble with the potty training!

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  189. Laurel C says

    My dog Bradley has lots of tricks with his tennis ball! I want to take him to some kind of agility class because he’s fast, agile, and eager to please

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  190. brandi says

    First trick was to sit. He knows many tricks but I think it takes his brain a bit longer to process as he completes the trcik after about 10 seconds after asking him to do it!

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  191. Laura says

    The first trick he learned was sit and the one he never could quite get was twirl!! (spin around) Great giveaway… I’ve been wanting to get this as a gift for my sister’s dog!!

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  192. Tonya says

    So we have a 3 year old Puggle named Lola…and she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed but boy is she cute! The first trick we taught her was SIT…and it took her awhile, but as long as there aren’t a ton of people around she usually will do it! Lay down is one she still doesn’t get…every time I point down I’m pretty sure she thinks I”m pointing at food and she gets very distraught when there is no food there! But I love her and can’t imagine life without her…she would love a box full of goodies each month! 🙂

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  193. Kaylan says

    I love my pup! She too will also never die, just like Sadie. Mila’s first trick was most dogs fist trick, sit. While she caught on to sitting really fast and immediately started using it as currency to get what she wanted – she is incapable of rolling over. It always ends in an odd game of squirming on the floor and repeatedly returning to a sitting position in hopes of getting the treat.

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  194. heather hoyda says

    My dog Gabby’s first trick was to shake, which she learned to do with both paws. The one trick we just can’t master is to play dead because she isn’t exactly light at 75lb or easy to flip onto her back.

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  195. says

    Theodore already knew how to sit when I adopted him but as a senior his first trick to master with me was laying down and rolling onto his belly for rubs. He loves when he gets a good belly rub and some treats.

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  196. says

    Our chiweenie never learned a trick – at all. She is just cute. Our terrier mix sits really well. Our inherited lab has never learned a trick and struggles with stay a lot.

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  197. Jessica says

    Our first trick with Coop was sit and stay, which still works until this day. He has a hard time with roll over, just because his legs don’t quite like to move that way!

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  198. Kaelin says

    I had my dog for about 5 minutes and taught her to sit. She is sharp!

    I haven’t been able to get to stop chasing squirrels though. Is that a trick?

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  199. Leila says

    Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try BarkBox!! First thing I taught my adorable weenie dog, Lucy, was sit! She can now sit, lay, shake and sit up on her hind legs! Crawling and rolling over proved to be too much work for her though! 🙂

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  200. Jacqui says

    Goose first learned “sit”.. but has not quite mastered “stay” yet. Or he can stay as long as he feels like, I guess!

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  201. Jennifer says

    The first trick was sit, if that’s a trick. If not, it was how to shake hands/paws. The one trick he simply can’t do is putting a treat on his nose and having him wait to flip it in the air and eat it. He just can’t handle it! My childhood dog could do it, so I don’t think it would be so hard, but it apparently is!

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  202. Brittany says

    The first trick my dog learned was sit, like most dogs. She is almost a year so we are still working on some of the harder ones. She would love the Bark Box!

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  203. laura says

    my dog would be “small and cute”! such a cute idea this is! his name is tanner, a maltipoo that I could never get to master swimming! If I hold him above the pool he starts to “swim” in the air with his little legs, but as soon as I lower him, he goes nuts and wants out right away!

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  204. Lia says

    The one trick my dog, Emma, still can’t master is roll over. When I tell her to, she lays on her side and puts one paw up. Since she is so cute, I still have to give her a treat for the effort 🙂

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  205. Sara D says

    The first trick I taught my dog was “sit”. I unknowingly raised a fist to my chest every time I said it and so now she responds better to that hand signal than the actual words. Oops. She’s five now so I don’t think I can change it!

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  206. Janay Ridge says

    Yay I’ve always wanted to try BarkBox out but just haven’t taken the leap to try it. Wrigley’s first trick was to sit. He has the worst ADD and sit was the easiest. We still can’t quite master the “Stay before you eat your treat” trick. He lovessss treats so asking him to stay before he gets ‘released” to eat it is like asking Beyonce to stop singing lol

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  207. Kathy says

    I love posts about Sadie! My Weimaraner, Bailey quickly learned the basic commands of sit, stay, down but she struggles with balancing a great on her nose and waiting for the okay to bounce it into her mouth. She would be pretty excited to win a BarkBox.

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  208. Katie says

    The first trick we taught our girl Molly was “high ten” with her front paws. She is amazing at it. We are still working on “drop,” she loves a tug and thinks every toy is meant for tug of war. Luckily she gets a lot of practice and is constantly impressing her puppy friends with her mighty tug skills 🙂

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  209. Kathryn says

    The first trick Gil learned was sit – started with the basics! Not sure if this counts – as he has just recently mastered it – but it took him 3 years to learn to shake. I’ve never had a dog that had so much trouble with that one – but finally a trainer showed us a trick to teaching him and now he does it!

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  210. Adrian Cortes says

    We got our dog, Biscuit, just a few months ago from a local shelter. The first trick we taught her was sit. Now she knows how to sit, lay down, jump up, roll over, shake, and high five! It is so fun teaching her new tricks! We are working on play dead right now and she hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it yet.

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  211. Arielle M says

    My foxhound Pixie’s tricks are sit and paw. “Down” is probably hard for her to master since she’ll just barely do it if were bring a treat down low to the ground. She loves tug of war and would love that red rope toy!

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  212. Emily says

    We taught our black lab Grady sit & high five at first and then worked up to roll over Now that he is 100lbs when you tell him roll over he cant quite get his whole body to flip, so he spins in circles and then pretends like that was what we were actually asking him to do.

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  213. Jessica says

    I got my little chihuahua almost 10 years ago now. She didn’t learn anything until my husband started coming around. First, sit and now she can do up and around and sit on only her hind legs too!

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  214. Alyse says

    Miley and Bailey both learned “sit” as the first trick. They both can “down” and “rollover” fairly consistently, but “stay” is the trick neither one can/wants to master!

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  215. Tiffany says

    Our pup mastered Speak first. Since then, he has learned to shake, dance, rollover and jump through a hula hoop. I think the one thing he will never master is Stay, as he wants to chase every bicycle and chipmunk that walks down the street!

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  216. Natasha says

    Alana’s first trick was sit. She has learned a lot of other tricks and is so smart, yet, she will not bark on command for anything!!

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  217. Jess says

    Madison’s first trick was probably sit! Our latest trick is trying to get her to put her toys back in the toy box. She’s starting to catch on!

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  218. Dana says

    My dog’s first trick was sit and she does come almost always when she is called. Other than that she has taught me all kinds of tricks – when to get up, when to let her out, when to do whatever she needs……

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  219. Jessica Z says

    I love when my dog will sit and stay until I tell him to go (even when there is a treat sitting across the room)!

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  220. Brittany says

    Since we also have a vizsla who will do anything to make us happy, Clementine picked up tricks pretty fast. The first trick she ever learned though is pretty unique. My husband and I like to touch the notch on each other’s noses. So, we thought it would be cute if we could get Clemmie to do the same, and touch her nose to our nose (kind of like an eskimo kiss). We call the command “notch,” and she learned it as an itty bitty puppy. She still does it to this day, and it melts my heart every time.

    There are some tricks she still can but REFUSES to master. She refuses to lie on her back, so the command “bang” is pretty hilarious. All she will do is drop her hip and then stare at us like we are crazy people as we say bang over and over again. Her personality shines in her defiance of doing this trick.

    We are moving this week, and I know Clemmie would feel a lot more at home with a wonderful BarkBox to greet her in her new town!

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  221. Madison Worley says

    The first trick we taught Summer was to shake. That and sit are the only tricks she has mastered in 4 years but she is the perfect pup!

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  222. Ashlie says

    The first trick we taught Zuzu (a greyhound/lab mix) was to bark “I love you.”
    Okay, she doesn’t actually say the words, but she will mimic the sound of your voice saying it to her! It’s awesome!
    And the trick she could never quite master was the “treat on the nose” …she gets too excited and eats it!

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  223. Maureen Kelly says

    The first trick we taught our dog was to keep a treat on his nose until we tell him to “go get it!”. Now he can keep 10+ treats on his nose!!

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  224. Nicole says

    First trick I taught my dogs was sit and lay down. They also mastered rolling over in like 5 mins! Can’t get them to play dead yet.

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  225. Em says

    The first trick I taught my pup was to sit and lay naturally followed, but he’s hit or miss with stay. Sometimes it seems like he gets it, but others it’s like he can’t be bothered. He’s got an independent streak!

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  226. Sara says

    First trick I taught Winnie was “sit.” She finally got “Bang Bang” (plays dead), but it took us quite awhile to master that one!

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  227. Meredith says

    The first trick my little IG learned was “sit”, and he never has been able to exactly master “shake”. He will sometimes do it but with the wrong paw!

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  228. says

    OMG Truckee would LOVE this!!!! I’ve been eyeing this for a while! The first trick I taught her was to “shake” except now it has evolved to “high five” and most recently, she just works her way up into a “hug” 🙂

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  229. dana says

    my mom likes to dress up her little dog, and what started as an occasional thing has now become a twice-daily routine. so now our dog walks to her pile and nudges the pjs she wants to wear and in the morning she nudges the dress she wants. its the cutest/weirdest thing.

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  230. Kayla says

    I taught my almost two-year old chocolate lab Rooney how to come when called (always important), but he’s still struggling with fun tricks like handshakes and roll over. As long as he’s got the basics!

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  231. Kelly says

    I’ve been wanting to try Barkbox for my 1.5 year old mutt, Bella!

    What was the first trick you taught your dog?
    Sit – Bella has always been so excitable and wiggly. We needed to immediately teach her something to make her take a chill pill.

    What is one trick your dog could never quite master?
    Roll over – When told to roll over, Bella lays on flat on her side and spins her head around in circles. From her perspective, it probably looks like she’s rolling. From our perspective, she looks like a fish flapping on land.

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  232. says

    While this is not exactly something we TAUGHT my Shih Tzu, he learned from early on as a puppy to hit the fridge with his paw when he wants a snack. I am not sure why he hits the fridge since his food and snacks are not in there, but I must say he is pretty smart because he always gets a snack when he does it. 🙂

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  233. Karlee says

    I don’t know if this is really a trick but my dog knows how to play hide n seek. She’s really good at it! That’s how we keep her entertained on rainy nights or blizzards:)

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  234. Kendra says

    My pup’s first trick was to sit, of course. She progressed to laying down and rolling over and now if she really wants a treat she does all three in a row! Over and over again…

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  235. Kelly says

    The first trick I taught my dog (Leroy Brown) was to sit, he never got the hang of down, but his BEST trick that I taught him is when he is impatient or exasperated he makes a “PFFT” noise to get our attention. Also, I created a monster.

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  236. Lisa says

    Harley the beagle has mastered “go get your ball”. However, since she is a hound she just can’t manage leave it when it comes to food – if something smells good she isn’t waiting.

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  237. Stacey T. says

    I taught my lab to sit, lay down, and stay when I first got her. Teaching her to shake and rollover has not happened despite numerous efforts and treats!

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  238. Casey says

    The first trick my dog ever learned was how to sit (and she’s still a champ at that)…but her coolest trick is her new one! We have trained her to swim out and pull in our floating (beer) cooler. So yes, my dog can bring me a beer 🙂 My sweet girl hasn’t quite mastered shake quite yet though.

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  239. Holly says

    Like most dog owners, sit, stay, and come were all pretty important (essential) first tricks. But, as for the more entertaining stuff, my weimaraner has now mastered the balance-a-treat-on-your-nose-until-told-“ok” trick while my crazy german shorthaired pointer is so eager to get the treat that the “shake” trick is still more like a slap. Eh, shake/slap, same difference, right? Change it from shake to high five and he has it down pat!

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  240. Lauren R says

    The first trick I taught my Riley was to sit, and the one trick she still hasn’t mastered is “speaking” on command.

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  241. Kristin Paver says

    My Yorkie Simon’s first trick was roll over and he never quite mastered the handshake trick (“paw”) because he hates having his feet touched! 🙂

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  242. Erin D. says

    Of course we taught our furbaby “sit” first, but I’m not sure I consider that a trick. The first real trick we taught his was shake. So cute! He hasn’t quite mastered “crawl”!

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  243. Juliene says

    Our dachshund is stubborn but she mastered roll over (play dead) pretty quickly. She only has one back leg though so she never mastered sit pretty

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  244. Katie M says

    Ohhh…my two guys would love this giveaway!! The first trick we taught Dex and Hurley was to sit and stay. Dex just doesn’t get roll-over (or just doesn’t want to get it) and Hurley can only roll-over to the left side. 🙂

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  245. MonicaC says

    Sit was the first trick we taught our Vizsla, Colby. I always try to do the balance-the-food-on-your-nose trick, but she can’t sit still or leave the food that close to her nose long enough!

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  246. Rachel Wexler says

    My dog only listens to “stay” and “sit” when she feels like it -she’s a princess and when i try to teach her tricks she looks at me like i’m insane. She thinks she’s a person, not a dog – but she would LOVE this barkbox 🙂

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  247. Deb says

    Ella’s first trick was learning how to sit (although she still can’t sit still for over 5 minutes). I taught her to lie down and she knows how to do it but she doesn’t really get the point; she’ll take it as a sign that she should roll over so that whoever is around can rub her tummy!

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  248. Allison says

    I first taught my golden retriever, Aiden, to sit. He’s mastered all sorts of tricks since then, but he still has trouble with being told to stay as I leave the room, I’d like to think it’s because he’s too attached to me 🙂 but i’m too attached to him for that matter!

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  249. Kari Broer says

    I have a Weimaraner named Luna (Looney Luna) and the first trick we taught her was shake. Little did we know she’d use it to get our attention as now when she wants you to pay attention to her she’ll come up and “smack” you with her little paw.

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  250. Melissa W. says

    The first trick we taught our awesome Boxer rescue was to “leave it.” Watching him eye the treats on his paws just waiting to devour them was too cute. Dogs are the bestest!!!

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  251. Lisa Fuoco says

    My mini weiner dog mastered her first trick of how to play dead when you make a gun with your hands and say bang in about five min. She just cannot get the hang of how to beg. She always falls over. Must be her long body.

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  252. Samantha says

    I have a chocolate lab named Grizzly that would love Barkbox! The first “trick” we taught him was sit and stay. We keep working on shake which he just hasn’t gotten yet, but I’m sure if we keep at it consistently he will get it.

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  253. Julie Verhage says

    What was the first trick you taught your dog? –Shake!
    What is one trick your dog could never quite master? –jumping through a hoop :/

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  254. Heather says

    The first real trick we taught our black lab was to shake, now every time we pull a treat out he automatically shakes. Love seeing your pictures of Sadie, dogs truly are the best! I can’t imagine life without our little buddy!

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  255. erin says

    Our first trick was “high five”, which is usually called paw. (He will not respond to “paw”) Our pup will never ever learn to play dead. He is much to curious and afraid to miss out on any action in order to lay on his back for a few seconds 🙂

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  256. Ashley S says

    First trick: We taught our dog how to ring the bell on the back door so we know when he had to go potty! (worked a little tooooo well)

    Not mastered trick: how to actually open the back door to let himself out 🙂

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  257. Liz says

    My dog’s first trick was “sit” but the best trick I taught her was “Go get the newspaper!” She loves doing that one 🙂
    The trick she had a hard time with was “Roll over.” She can do it, but she has joint problems and I think maybe that makes it hard for her? Most of the time she rolls half way and then comes down the same way instead of flipping to the other side! She is a goof.

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  258. Laura says

    AWESOME! My dog CANNOT get ‘roll over.’ We’ve tried teaching him a million times and he just doesn’t get it!! 😀

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  259. Ellen says

    My pup learned how to sit first but she’s still working on stay, I have to continually day stay stay stay and the minute I stop talking she moves

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  260. Jessica says

    I know this isn’t a trick, but my dog is very obedient. We aren’t afraid to take him outside without a leash because of how well he listens. As for the trick he could never master, I’d say all of them! We still love him though. 🙂

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  261. Caroline says

    The first real trick my dog Nutmeg learned was roll over, and it was my dog walker who taught her! My favorite trick that I taught her is “who’s the best,” when someone asks her “Nutmeg, who’s the best?” she’ll go over and touch their foot! I really wanted to teach her to play dead but she never quite got that one. Staying still while waiting for a treat is not her thing!!

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  262. Adriann says

    The first trick we taught Bozley was to sit! He’s got it mastered because it usually means he is getting something.

    Still not mastered: Come! Here! or anything like it. He just loves everyone so much he MUST say hi.

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  263. Mary Anne says

    Since our dog was a rescue he already knew how how sit – so we taught him to “do kiss” which he happily does every time. Now if he consistently learn how to “drop” it would make the game of fetch more fun for the humans 🙂

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  264. Emily S says

    We adopted our dog when we was about 2 years old. The first trick we taught him, aside from sit, was to put his paws up on our chest for a hug. He hasn’t mastered lay down which is next on our list but he is very good at heeling!

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  265. Erika Brodersen says

    I’ve been intrigued about those BarkBoxes for a while!
    Ausha, our Vizsla, learned to “Surrender” first but has never quite mastered the “bow” command! Maybe because she also doesn’t like to lay? You’ll often find all her tricks are compounded when she knows some sort of treat is involved!

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  266. Joy says

    I taught my dog to “spin” right and left pretty much right away. He mastered spinning right very quickly, but he was super confused for a few days about spinning left. I guess he must be right handed (er, pawed), because the only trick he hasn’t been able to learn (and he knows a ton of tricks!) after four years is rolling over on his left side. He can’t even conceive of doing such a thing! :p He’s the best little stinker ever.

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  267. Cassie says

    Puppie’s first trick was learning to sit & shake (which she has mastered!)
    Hardest trick to master? Going outside to potty when it is raining-she’s a diva about getting wet! (but she will go in the people bathroom…so she knows what she is doing!)

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  268. Jennifer McCabe says

    Shake a paw!!! My dog Daisy is 13 and she still pulls on the leash. I don’t think she will ever learn to heel.

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  269. Krissie says

    I would love to win a barkbox subscription! We adopted Ginger when she was 2, so I’m not sure of her first trick, but I assume it was “sit.” It’s her best trick and most consistent!

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  270. Jena says

    I have a viszla mix just like Sadie! Her name is Charlotte and she is my pride and joy! The first command I taught her was “sit.” We are still working on the army crawl! But, she has mastered “play dead”, “lay down”, and “wave.” They are so smart!

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  271. Devin Self says

    I have a lab/hound mix and she is sooo smart! She was able to pick up tricks early on. The first one that she learned was how to sit. But, after many years we still can’t seem to teach her how to roll over. She rolls half way and just lays on her back with her feet in the air and stays like that! Hahahah it sooo cute!

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  272. Gabrielle says

    One of the first tricks I taught my chocolate lab was leave it. I think this is so valuable because I am able to keep my dog from ingesting something that could potentially be harmful! One thing our dog hasn’t quite mastered is roll over! she loves belly rubs,but hasn’t quite got the roll over on command part yet!!

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  273. says

    What a fun concept! I have been meaning to try Bark box for a long time but just haven’t gotten around to subscribing yet! I know Lilly would LOVE to get new surprises every month. The first “real” trick Lilly ever learned was “Find it” which is the doggie equivalent of hide and seek. I will hide treats while she waits in the other room and then she will run around sniffing for them. She loves it and it’s a great trick to wear her brain out. Lilly has never gotten the concept of “come”. She just doesn’t see a reason to come unless there’s food!

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  274. Crystal says

    Shake our hand would be the first trick and he never quite figured out how to roll over. He hates to be on his back!

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  275. says

    We have a pug, and training him to obey has been a challenge to say the least! He’s sort of mastered the sit command, but anything is a lost cause… good thing he’s adorable!

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  276. Felecia says

    The first trick we taught our mini Aussie was “sit”. He has mastered quite a few other tricks, but now that he knows multiple he struggles with doing just one trick at a time. If you ask him to lay down he will lay down, roll over, spin, shake, and any other trick he can remember, one right after the other. We’re working on doing just the trick we asked him to do!

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  277. Erin G. says

    We have a one-year-old black lab who is still working on mastering lots of tricks! But the first one he learned was to sit and stay. He also has a pretty mean handshake that we taught him using lots of peanut butter treats! 🙂

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  278. Jennie says

    Our dog, Emmie, gives hugs…I think that’s her best trick! Even though swimming/getting into a pool isn’t really a trick, that’s something we’re still trying to master 🙂

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  279. Angela says

    The first trick my corgi, Macaroni, learned was “sit”. He’s required to sit before he can eat breakfast or dinner, so he slams his corgbutt down on the ground at the mention of the word. Sometimes he sits so deep that he slides backwards on our hardwood floor. Macaroni has never mastered “shake”. We tried for a few weeks but training meant getting down on the ground with him in order to reach his paw and it was a trick neither of us felt compelled to master. Instead, we’ve taught him “stand up”, a much more practical trick for a dog that’s 1 foot tall and 3 feet long. He’d “sit”, “stand up”, “spin” and “sneak” for the chance to get a BarkBox!

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  280. Molly says

    My almost 2 year old Boston Terrier, Howie, will do ANYTHING for treats. He mastered shake (both paws) quickly and my favorite trick of his is crawl (a hilarious army crawl). Howie is still struggling with roll over…perhaps with time. I’ve seen BarkBox online, very fun to see what’s actually inside!

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  281. Abby says

    Kona’s first tricks were the puppy school standards, “leave it” and “sit”. We’re still working on mastering the roll over!

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  282. Yvonne says

    Penny the Vizsla is an agility superstar.. the first thing she learned was to settle in her crate! Something I can never quite master with her is getting a full handstand from her.. I think it is because that’s a lot of body to hold in the air! Lol 🙂

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  283. Patty T says

    One of the first tricks we taught our dog Sandy was sit. From there she has learned many tricks but one she can’t seem to master is NOT being a garbage digger (if you can call that a trick). We got her from the shelter as a stray so we always say she is reverting back to her days on the street digging in the garbage for food. One day, hopefully she’ll master it. 🙂

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  284. Kelli says

    My parents’ dog learned to sit pretty quickly, but has since lost her touch (my dad just retired and spends all day relaxing with her, often on the couch even though she is big golden retriever). She still struggles with the stay part. She is amazing and my dad would just love to spoil her even more with a bark box!

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  285. Karen smith says

    While our first boxer, Mr T has mastered the “sit” we are still working on the “no jump” command. He feels like he needs to give everyone a kiss, literally! A bark box would be a great ins entire for him to stay down!

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  286. Andie says

    The first ‘trick’ (if you can call it that) that I taught my Great Pyrenees, Ripley, was to nose-poke on command. He does the cutest nudge with his snout whenever he interacts with something new, or if he wants attention. Now, whenever I want his attention or want him interact with people politely rather than pawing, I say “nose-pokes!” Sometimes we even get a tiny big dog kiss out of it!

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  287. Josie says

    Bernadine, our beefy bulldog, mastered the ‘sit’ first. The trick that she will never get is rolling over. She is way too beefy & round for that! Her best trick is somehow stealing all of the covers every night!

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  288. Cellabella says

    Love this idea and giveaway! Our dog’s first trick to learn was “sit” (if that counts as a trick…). She was a shelter dog who apparently didn’t get much attention or nurturing, so not only was she not housetrained, but she didn’t know any commands. Now I can say that she’s the best sitter, and for me, the best dog ever 🙂

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  289. Stephanie says

    My little yorkie will love this! Her first trick was sit, and we never quite got her to “down.” I think it’s because she’s a little bundle of energy!

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  290. Madeline says

    One of the first tricks we taught our dog was to spin! The weird thing is that she only spins in one direction, no matter how hard we try to get her to spin the other way!!

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  291. Heather Cory says

    The first trick we taught both of our dogs was ‘high five’. Our first dog, Nico, quickly mastered the ‘high five’ and ‘roll over’ tricks my husband taught him. But with our second dog, Brady, he got the ‘high five’ but he just couldn’t get the ‘roll over’. But they are still too cute for words!

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  292. says

    My golden retriever has SO much energy, he had a terrible time with “stay.” He is still kinda bad at it, but so food motivated that he’ll sit there with a drunk puppy face until we say “OK” and let him come to his treat. 🙂 Looooove!

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  293. Maggie Yarbrough says

    The first trick I taught my puppy was sit but the first one she mastered was kisses! She is still working on stay-it’s a work in progress!

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  294. Lucy says

    I guess our first trick was sit but that’s pretty basic… the first fun one was teaching him to go get his favorite toy! He knows it by name. There are a lot of failed tricks, being shot dead is pretty pathetic and I can’t get anything to balance on his snout!

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  295. Lauren says

    The first tricks my dogs learned were sit and paw.. my first dog learned from training and when I got my second dog she learned by watching the other dog! They would go crazy over a barkbox!

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  296. Kim says

    Our yellow lab, Luna, came to live with us when she was one year old. She was a city dog at the time and was very overweight. Her previous owners taught her to shake and now that she is 9 years old, she can still shake paws like a champ! We have a large yard in the country and she LOVES to lay on the front porch furniture and watch birds or go for walks. She is a snuggle bug just like your Sadie and enjoys being covered with blankets. Last week, we had a small tumor removed from her lower eyelid. She is required to wear a cone for 10 days…only 6 more to go. She has been so depressed it is breaking my heart. She tries to play ball and is having a terrible time maneuvering about with the big cone around her neck. Looks like we need to place an order from BarkBox to cheer her up! Thanks for the great info and discount!

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  297. Laura says

    I don’t know if it counts as avtrick, but “sit” was the first command my pup learned. We never attempted “rollover”… So I guess he hasn’t mastered that one!

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  298. Melanie says

    I taught my dog Jessie “sit” first! The trick she could never quite master is “roll over.” I still try that one but she just can’t seem to get it!

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  299. Meredith says

    Our dogs both know sit and stay really well! Our bulldog will shake, but our boxer mix doesn’t quite have that one down yet. Great giveaway!!

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  300. Chelsea says

    I got my lovable mutt Locksley as a 3 year old who appears to have been previously owned because he came home knowing sit, down, and sit pretty. The first thing he learned from me was probably stay…but the best thing I’ve taught him is to heel living in an urban area it’s so nice not to have him constantly pulling on the leash!

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  301. Nicole S. says

    With this warm summer – one trick my 140 lb. German Shepherd hasn’t quite mastered- how to continue walking like a gentlemen. Instead, he prefers to roll on the ground while I’m at his mercy.

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  302. Becca says

    My puppy is only 5 months old, so he’s mastered sit….but he doesn’t quite understand down. We’re not even close to getting “down”.

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  303. Erin M. says

    The first trick we taught our dachshund, Cooper, was to sit. He picked up on that pretty quickly and will sit anytime he hears the crinkling of the package his treats come in. He still hasn’t been able to master shake. His legs are kinda short so that might be a factor haha!

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  304. Jackie says

    My pitbull Wrigley is a quick learner for most tricks but we can’t seem to get him to remember his name when we need to leave the dog park! He will pretend he never heard us and keep running!

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  305. Annie H says

    My husband has been the primary dog trainer of our three dogs and for each, “shake” was the first, and easiest for them to learn. Try as we might, we’ve never been able to get either of the three dogs to master allowing a treat to rest on their nose without moving until told. They just love treats far too much!!

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  306. Ally says

    “Sit” and “stay” were the first (although “stay” has been a bit of an issue.. :\ ). She just can’t seem to master “come” which I think is more of a selective hearing issue when we’re at the dog park and she doesn’t want to leave, since she’s usually good with it at home.

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  307. Stacy says

    The first trick we taught Paisley, our one and a half year old Weimaraner, was sit. She has since mastered several, my personal favorite is high five!!

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  308. Ashley says

    The first trick I taught Venus was how to shake! She’s never mastered playing dead. She’s way too energetic, even for being 13 years old! 🙂

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  309. Allison says

    The first trick we were able to master was the good old fashioned paw. Still working on the whole leave the treat on the nose thing.

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  310. Lindsey says

    I am sure the first trick I taught my dog was sit, like many people. Bella refuses to roll over. She knows exactly what it means but just refuses to do it. Which, I can’t say I blame her.. I wouldn’t want to just roll around on the ground because somebody demanded it 🙂

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  311. Shelly says

    My family dog growing up learned how to bring up our newspaper every morning and also dive to the bottom of the pool to retrieve dog toys. My current dogs aren’t nearly as talented :), but can sit/stay/down… the usual!

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  312. Meghan says

    The first real trick we taught our dog (also named Sadie!) was “take a nap.” She lays down on her side. It’s adorable. I really want her to master “waving good-bye” but she just wants to give you her paw!!

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  313. Laura says

    One of my favorite “tricks” is when my dog howls along with sirens. It’s hilarious and she thinks she is helping the ambulance find their destination!

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  314. says

    Our dog Tia’s first trick was sit… boring I know, but an important thing for dogs to know! At one point she did know roll over, but then got too fat and couldn’t make it all the way over, so I guess that was one trick she couldn’t exactly master her whole life :/ She’s lost some weight now, but is so old that I think her “roll over” days are over.

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  315. Claire says

    My dog is a bug (Boston Terrier and Pug) mix named Sadie also! Her first trick was learning how to high five. She still can’t quite figure out “roll over” though!

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  316. Stormey Walker says

    My dogs first trick was sit and the one he could
    Never master was roll over he just rolls on his back and expects a tummy rub lol

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  317. Anie U says

    Our newest doggy is a natural fetcher so it didn’t require much training but he’s great at bringing you the paper!

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  318. Kelli Painter says

    Our GSD’s first trick was the typical sit and stay. Zeek never could quite get the hang of rollover though. I completely agree with you I am stupid in love with the joy our baby brings us!

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  319. Rachel says

    Well, my beagle Molly learned to sit first thing. She still thinks that every time she sits, she’ll get a treat.
    She doesn’t get “lay down” though. She’ll lay for a second and then flop over on her back for belly scratches.
    Such a ham! 🙂

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  320. Crystal says

    The 1st trick we taught our Brittany was to give you her paw for shake. River has learned every trick we’ve tried teach her however teaching her to roll over has backfired since she does it without asking when you have a treat in your hand.

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  321. Jessie Y. says

    One of the first tricks we taught our dog was “touch.” She touches her nose to your hand wherever it is. Supposedly, this is a basic skill for service dogs in training. Ours never really made it past that trick, but it’s a fun one!

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  322. Kaley says

    I have two dogs- they could not be more different from each other!!
    My pit/lab is brilliant, the first ‘trick’ she learned was probably play dead- I pretend shoot her and she dramatically falls to the ground- took all of 5 minutes! She has many many tricks in her bag.

    My retriever cross is so full of love- but not so good with the tricks haha. The ONLY trick she learned is sit pretty, basically sitting on her bum with her paws in the air. she is toooooo cute.

    They are seriously such a joy and I couldn’t imagine life without their personalities to brighten my day.

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  323. Jenna Ferguson says

    My two pugs, Munchkin and Lola, have never been great with tricks! They both know “sit”, but only if they’re enticed by a treat (typical pugs!). They would love to receive some yummy treats and fun toys 🙂

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  324. Cory says

    Dexters first trick was to learn to “talk” – you to her to talk to you and the grumbles and barks really quietly. It’s quite entertaining!

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  325. says

    My dog’s first “trick” was to sit. After that he learned all the tricks in the book- except rolling over. He knows what it means- he just hates it so much he wines when we ask him to and gives us sad eyes. haha!

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  326. Lauren says

    The first trick I taught my yorkie was “come”. I knew this would be helpful when he wasn’t near me. He is great off leash and as soon as he hears it he comes running. I taught him this by saying he favorite food then the word “come”…so for him it was cheese…of course lol…so I said “cheese come” then give him a peice. And eventually all I had to say was “come” and now he doesn’t even need the treat. Since he has also learned…sit, stay, paw, other paw, roll over, lay down, spin and dance. He also knows all the hand signals as well.
    My little yorkie is quite smart…in my eyes anyway… but the one thing I just couldnt get him to learn was to speak on command…not sure why…but still till this day at 11 years old…I can’t get him to do it.
    Lauren & my yorkie Willie

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  327. Molly says

    We’ve tried so hard for roll over and our pup just can’t do it! He’s a rescue dog so being on his back (aka: vulnerable) is tough. He’ll get there someday!

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  328. Meredith says

    Lizzie’s first trick would have to be “sit” although at one year, she still doesn’t have much self control if there is anybody else around!

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  329. Laura says

    I think my dog’s first trick was “sit” as we thought it was an important command for her to follow. However, we quickly followed that with “high five” which she does with her left paw and “shake” which she does with her right paw. Our energy filled dog loves to play fetch but has not mastered the return after fetching an object. She will run in the general direction of whoever throws the object to be fetched but will not bring it directly back. It does get us some exercise though when we have to chase it down.

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  330. Sam says

    We have a deaf American Bulldog. After a family returned him to his breeder, we knew we had to have him. Since he can’t hear, we started teaching him sign language. The first one we got down was “speak”. We made it possible by giving him Doritos as his reward. I’m telling you, if they’re is anything you want to teach your dog, cheeses Doritos are the answer!

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  331. Caroline says

    Our puppy’s first trick was to shake her paw. She’s still working on bringing the ball BACK to us when we play fetch! 🙂

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  332. Jaclyn Drager says

    We taught our dog Diesel to sit first. He never learned to stay, he goes whenever & wherever he wants 🙂

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  333. Lymor says

    I have a lab puppy with so much energy! He would love new toys and treats 🙂 His first trick was definitely sit. We’re still working on mastering walking on the leash without pulling…

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  334. Karin says

    I think the first trick I taught my dog was “circles.” LOL, don’t ask me why…I have no idea, but it’s pretty cute! I just say, “circles” and my boy just starts doing his thing, twirling in circles : )

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  335. Vicki says

    The first trick we taught our dog Tala was the standard “sit”. However, the concept of “drop it” is lost on her! Luckily she’s a pretty good dog and doesn’t usually pick up things that aren’t hers! 🙂

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  336. Christine D says

    The first trick I taught my dog was how to fetch. What dog doesn’t know how to play fetch?! He loves it now.
    The trick (or command) my dog cannot master is STAY. He always wants to tag along! 🙂

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  337. Blair says

    I just got a puppy – she’s a 4 1/2 month old Labradoodle- and I know she would love this! Her first real “trick” is shake!

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  338. says

    The first trick~I taught her to sit! 🙂 One trick she hasn’t mastered is ‘stay’. Thanks for the chance to win!! Angel would love these goodies!! 🙂 purposedrivenlife4you(at)gmail(dot)com

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  339. Nicole Jenkins says

    The first trick we taught our dog was sit. She knows quite a few tricks now, but she never did learn how to roll over.

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  340. Bethany says

    I taught my dog how to sit and shake at the same time which I thought was pretty cool but now every time we tell him to sit he lifts his paw too. It’s funny when he does it to people he doesn’t know, it’s like he is introducing himself!

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  341. Nikki says

    My Vizsla came to us at the age of 2 knowing the basics so the first trick we taught him was “bang”. Mat never quite mastered “basket” to put his toys away!

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  342. Elizabeth says

    The first trick my catahoula leopard dog Layla learned was “come here”! Not really a trick but still was difficult for her to master! She still won’t roll over, but I think she can and she just thinks its too much work.

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  343. Sarah N. says

    I just adopted a 12 wk old rescue pup who would ADORE a bark box!! We are currently working on sit and come. She’s catching on quickly! My family’s dog always struggled to master “lay down”, which was always a shock to me.

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  344. says

    ooooh I’ve always been tempted to try one of these for our dogs! First “trick” or command our oldest dog learned was to sit….and neither of them have mastered the “stay.” There are just too many exciting things going on all around!

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  345. Heather W says

    Our fur baby is named Belle, and the first trick we really got down was “go to bed,” which is the command for her crate. We crate trained her and she LOVES her “bedroom.” We are still having issues with her on a leash, she’s 7 months old and couldn’t care less about what side she should be on and the idea of “heeling.”

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  346. Becky says

    My parents and I just adopted a puppy, who is now 10 weeks old! She haven’t mastered any “tricks”, but she is doing awesome potty training (thankfully)!

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  347. Jennifer says

    The first trick we taught the dog was to sit. Later on, we would ask him “what do you want?” while holding a treat and taught him to make a response that sounds like “I want it”

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  348. Dana Pugsley says

    Auggie’s first trick was to stand and beg while turning around in a circle. However, he still can not spin counterclockwise for some reason!

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  349. Gabbi Aragon says

    We rescued our dog Tucker, and he already knew how to sit and shake, but we did manage to teach him to lay down as well. He refuses to learn “roll over” but he’s so well behaved that we can deal with that.

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  350. whitney says

    My puppy’s first trick was sit. She is only 12 weeks old and only took her a couple days to learn. She hasn’t quite mastered stay yet. I’m still trying though!

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  351. says

    When I was a kid, the first trick I taught my very first dog Sparkey, who we rescued with a broken leg, was to sit/stay and listen to me read to her! She refused to jump up on me even though I begged her to “Up” as a kid because she was my protector : )

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  352. Heather says

    First trick was paw for both pups. Trick never mastered by one pup was sitting pretty and the other never really mastered fetch…

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  353. Ellen S says

    My yorkie’s first trick was the sit! Now whenever she sits, she automatically raises a paw to shake, whether we tell her to or not; all for that treat 🙂

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  354. Jena says

    My dog Apollo’s first trick was ‘give paw.’ He has never been able to master ‘heel’ so instead we always walk him wearing a little haltee:)

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  355. Katie says

    My dog Brewer cannot master “roll over”, and the first trick I taught him after sit and stay was to ring a bell when he has to go outside!!

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  356. Sara says

    Our dog’s first trick was “sit” and “down”. We have had her for just over 2 years now and those are still the only 2 tricks that she has really mastered. She’s too smart to put any effort into learning new tricks because she knows we are suckers and will always give her the treat anyway! 🙂

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  357. Gina says

    I have a super cute golden doodle.
    The first trick I taught my dog was the sit!
    The one trick I could not get my dog to do was to roll over. She never wanted to.

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  358. Michelle says

    The first trick Gryffin learned was to sit and let us dry his beard after he drank water. An Italian spinone’s dripping beard is like wiping a slobbery paintbrush all over everything you own. 🙂

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  359. Valerie says

    The first trick I taught our dawghter Lucy was to fetch. 5 years later, she still hasn’t learned stop barking on command. Oh well, she’s still perfect to us!

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  360. Lindsey says

    My maltipoo, Spike, is a huge brat! I think the first thing he learned was to sit! But now he only does it when he knows he is getting a treat! But he is so cute its hard to resist that face…so he usually gets a treat!

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  361. stacey coffee says

    Mikey’s 1st command was “Sit.” We are continuously working on “Heel,” which is usually more like, “No, Stop, Leave it.” He REALLY likes bunnies and squirrels!

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  362. Chrissy says

    AJ’s first trick was probably to sit. Either that or to go get his toy. He still isn’t too good at bringing the toy back though, haha. 🙂

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  363. says

    Ohhhh I would LOVE this. I love that they look for corn, wheat, and soy free products too, and have an allergy list. I try really hard to only buy top quality foods for my pups with good human grade ingredients so to find a company that will support that too is great. The first thing we taught our pup was to “touch”. We use it so we can send him to places and then he will go and stay there!

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  364. Jen W. says

    My daughter taught our tea cup poodle sign language tricks. She motions all commands with her hands including set pretty, shake, circles, roll over, dance and so many more. It is the most amazing thing ever!

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  365. Pam Cook says

    We taught Bailey to sit and wait until we tell her its ok to get the treat on the floor. She will never learn to shake “hands”.

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  366. Julie says

    We are big fans of “high five” around here. Parker will high five pretty much anything (feet, butts, faces…) and it makes for a fun party trick. 🙂

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  367. Becca says

    Tebow first learned to “stay”, but he just can’t seem to master “Tebowing”, which we define as bowing with his head down. So much for the namesake! At least he’s cute 🙂

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  368. Holly says

    First trick my dog learned was to sit of course. I still can’t get her to not pull her leash, she doesn’t understand the concept of fetch, she just won’t go run after a ball if I throw it. So fetch isn’t her thing. She’s a couch dog!

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  369. Whitney says

    We first taught Bella to sit and she never got roll over. She would love a Bark Box…especially if it has a tennis ball in it 🙂

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  370. Kristi says

    Besides the usual tricks of sit and shake hands…we also taught my dog to do the conga line. One thing I’ve tried but always got blank stares instead is the *bang* and play dead trick. Just won’t ever happen.

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  371. Sara says

    The first trick I taught my Apolo was “Bang!” where I “shoot” him and he lays on the ground on his side. The one he could never get was to bow with his front legs on the ground and butt in the air. I tried so many times!!

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  372. Kate says

    Queenie has mastered “wait” (she will “wait” anywhere until I say “okay” and then she RUNS). She’s great at that one….but I can’t seem to teach her ANYTHING else!

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  373. Meghan says

    Ziggy’s very first “trick” was picking his name! We were between two names for him: Ziggy and Quinn. Since we liked both, we wrote each name on a piece of paper and tossed them in the grass, and the one he went to first would be his name. Obviously, he picked Ziggy, and it couldn’t be more suiting for the little guy.

    The trick he can’t quite master is “stay.” He’ll do it for a few seconds, then bounce off. I guess in all fairness, I never tell him how long to stay! 🙂

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  374. Kelly Hietpas says

    First trick I taught my dog Winter was Sit! She could never quite master “roll over” she would do all her other tricks before she would roll over, and then sometimes she would just stare at you and just smile 🙂

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