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For guidance on teaching these cues, register for Can Do Canines group or one-on-one training opportunities.
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The dog’s name equals eye contact and sustained attention within 1-2 seconds of cue. It's not a recall, but it's okay if the dog moves towards the handler.
Positioning & Walking
Some Can Do Canines have learned tricks in addition to our common cues. Tricks help teach problem solving, body awareness and boost confidence, not to mention are cute and entertaining. Puppy Program has a curated list of tricks and their cues. Some tricks are not allowed due to the safety of the dog or their future client. If you would like to teach a trick, please verify that it is approved. If a program dog has learned any of these tricks while in prison or with another foster, please make sure that they only receive a reward if YOU cue the trick, never for offering it and always balance practicing tricks with the rest of their training.