At Muttz with Mannerz™ we are dedicated to help you by enriching lives at both ends of the leash, so we wanted to share the fun practice of doing tricks with your dogs. Learn how to wow your friends and family by having your pup wave goodbye, spin a circle, or take a bow!

However, engaging in trick training with your dog goes beyond simple entertainment; it offers a range of additional benefits that contribute to your dog’s overall well-being.

Here are 10 reasons to incorporate trick training into your routine:

  1. Bonding and Relationship Building: Trick training strengthens the bond between you and your dog. It fosters a positive relationship built on communication and trust.
  2. Mental Stimulation: Your dog needs mental stimulation as much as physical exercise. Trick training engages their brains, preventing boredom and potentially reducing destructive behaviors.
  3. Improved Communication: Training tricks require clear communication between you and your dog. This can enhance overall communication and understanding, making daily interactions and obedience smoother.
  4. Confidence Boost: Successfully learning and performing tricks can boost your dog’s confidence and also yours as a handler. This newfound confidence often translates into improved behavior in various situations.
  5. Problem-Solving Skills: Dogs learn to solve problems during trick training, figuring out how to perform a specific action to earn a reward. This can translate into your dog having better problem-solving skills in everyday situations.
  6. Physical Coordination: Many of the tricks you will learn require a combination of physical movements. This helps improve your dog’s overall coordination and body awareness.
  7. Stress Reduction: Engaging in trick training can be a stress reliever for both you and your dog. The positive interaction and focus on learning help reduce stress levels.
  8. Impulse Control: Training tricks often involves teaching dogs to control their impulses, as patience and trust are key components. This can be beneficial in preventing impulsive behaviors in various situations.
  9. Adaptability: As your dog is exposed to various tricks they are often become adaptable to new environments and experiences. They become more open to trying new things and facing unfamiliar situations.
  10. Life Enrichment and Family Enjoyment: Learning tricks is a form of enrichment that adds variety to your dog’s life. This prevents monotony and contributes to their overall well-being, as well as being a fun family activity. Involving everyone in the household creates a positive and inclusive environment for both the dog and the family members.

Trick training is a holistic approach to canine development, encompassing mental, physical, and emotional well-being. As you embark on this journey with your dog, know that you’re contributing to a healthier, happier, and more well-rounded companion.

To learn even more listen to our recent Podcast Episode 31: Why You and Your Dog will Love Having “Fun with Tricks”



We at Muttz with Mannerz™ are excited to help you discover the additional layers of enrichment and fulfillment in the trick training experience for both you and your dog!

Visit to find out when our next “Fun with Tricks” class is being offered.