In honor of the upcoming holiday…Halloween…we are once again participating in the Trick or Treat Giveaway and Blog Hop!
How does the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop work?
Fifteen amazing bloggers (ChiPets included) created posts dedicated to teaching you one of their favorite dog TRICKS.
The TREAT is, every one of of those blogs also has an option for you to enter an amazing giveaway with nearly $850 in prizes which is open from October 20th until October 30th, 2017.
Get it? Trick or Treat!
To make it easy, we’ve even taken the time to link to each blog’s trick for you at the end of this post.
Now, for our TRICK:
How to Teach Your Dog to Ring a Bell
Teaching your dog to ring a bell is a fun and simple behavior that can bonus as a way for your dog to tell you if they want something (maybe put the bell by your back door, and use it as a “potty bell”!). Now, there are a lot of different options for bells…especially if you plan on using the bell as a “potty bell”. BUT, we use a service bell. Simply follow the three easy steps below, and your dog will be ringing a bell in no time!
Step 1: Choose a delicious treat and a non-distracting environment. If you have more than one dog, it is best to train this trick (or any trick) with only one dog at a time.
Step 2: With a treat in one hand, and the service bell in the other, place the bell in front of your dog. If your dog is naturally inquisitive with their feet, this may be all you need to do to cause your dog to touch the bell…especially if you’ve already taught tricks like shake or wave. Simply give them the treat when they lift up their paw and/or touch the bell. If they don’t lift up their paw, it’s okay to use your hand to gently lift their paw and give them the treat. You can also try gently touching their paw with the bell to assist them with lifting their paw, but always follow with a treat.
Step 3: When your dog starts understanding that raising their paw means treat, wait a little longer for the touch of the bell, then treat. Repeat, repeat, repeat, and then wait for “proper form”. Did the bell ring? Yes! Treat! No? Wait for your dog to try again.
Always remember to keep things positive when you are teaching a new trick!
And Now For the Giveaway Treats!
$300 Gift Card to PetSmart
$299 VALUE – SPONSORED BY CLEVERPET
Golden Milk, Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice Latte,
Cuddles, and Smooches
$68 VALUE – SPONSORED BY THE HONEST KITCHEN
Halloween Trick Ball, Halloween Treat Ball,
and Maple Leaf Nook
$50 VALUE – SPONSORED BY PLANET DOG
Duck & Yogurt Bully Puffs, Chicken & Cheddar Bully Puffs,
Lamb & Peanut Butter Bully Puffs, Bacon & Liver Bully Puffs,
and Bacon Chips (1 Bag Each)
$40 VALUE – SPONSORED BY HEALTH EXTENSION
PLUS follow all bloggers on Instagram for a chance to win a SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE:
$100 Gift Card to PetSmart
WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Crawl: by Kol’s Notes
Learn to Calmly Ride in Elevators: by Beagles & Bargains
Learn to Not Freak Out When a Doorbell Rings: by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Ring a Bell: by ChiPets
Learn to be “Sassy”: by Dog Mom Days
Learn to Take a Bow: by Fetch for Me, Human
Learn “Beg”, “Which Hand”, and Indoor Exercise Trick Sets: by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Stand on Your Hind Legs: by Heart Like A Dog
Learn to Kiss: by It’s Dog or Nothing
Learn to Touch: by Life With Beagle
Learn to Pick It Up or Take It: by My Dog Likes
Learn to Crawl Through a Tight Tunnel: by My GBGV Life
Learn to Shake Paws (for Dogs Who Don’t Like Their Paws Touched!): by Sarcastic Dog
Learn Puppy Push Ups: by Spencer the Goldendoodle
Learn Two Dog Tricks: by Tails from the Road
Learn “Paw” and “Shake Paw”: by Talent Hounds
Learn to Cover Your Eyes: by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Jump Through a Hoop: by The Broke Dog
Learn to Spin: by The Daily Pip
Learn to Open Doors: by Wag ‘n Woof Pets
Visit each blog for more chances to win!