Tricks and commands that Miki knows

Here are the tricks and cues that has been taught to Miki:

  • sit (I taught this twice to Miki, first with verbal clue and later with a hand signal)

  • lay down (I taught this twice to Miki, first with verbal clue and later with a hand signal)

  • relax (lays on his side)

  • flat (lays down with his belly up, like in “flat tire in alaska” –meme)

  • get up (gets up to his feet)

  • (sharp) A! (no)
  • drop it

  • empty (stops destroying a treat dispencer toy or some other object that has no longer food in it)
  • Miki! (comes when called, although Miki thinks that he has a number of first names, such as. hungry, food or eat :D )

  • paw (right paw)

  • other paw (left paw)

  • shake hands (shakes right paw with right hand and looks the person in the eyes)

  • high five

  • high ten (gives high five with both paws at the same time)

  • push (pushes a button like a doorbell or a light switch with a paw)

  • go through

  • search

  • catch

  • wait

  • take (permission to take)
  • eat (permission to eat)
  • drink (goes and drinks from a bowl)

  • let’s go
  • left (turns left on crossroads)
  • right (turns right on crossroads)
  • right side (moves on the right side of the walkway)
  • turn (turns a U-turn with me)
  • jump (jumps over something)
  • up (gets on top of something)

  • down (gets down from something)

  • circle around

  • carry it

  • give way (moves further away)
  • leave it (walks past food or trash on the ground)
  • pass (walks past other dogs and running children)

  • heel (comes to the right side)
  • stop

  • just sleep (if Miki was interrupted when sleeping, goes back to sleep)

  • sleep (goes to bed)
  • continue (if Miki was interrupted, he continues what he was doing in the first place)
  • dig

  • ball (brings soft soccer ball)

  • Leo (brings Kong Leo)

  • Kong (brings Kong Classic)

  • take Kong (Miki picks up a Kong toy out of the way)
  • give it (no verbal cue only a hand signal, Miki picks up a toy or an item I’ve dropped and places it to my hand)

  • go get toy (Miki goes and picks a toy of his choice from his toy box)
  • rug (rolls a rug open)

  • which hand (sniffs and then points with this paw the hand holding the treat)

  • back up (walks backwards)
  • crawl

  • crawls backwards

  • under (goes between my legs and walks under me forward and backward)

  • Janne / where’s Janne (finds Janne and goes to him)
  • Susu / where’s Susu (finds Susu and goes to her)
  • butt (pushes with the head)
  • close

  • not there (turns back if heading towards a driving lane)
  • spin (spins clockwise, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • roll over (Miki rolls over, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • push over

  • chin rest (we don’t have a verbal cue for this but we have a hand signal, because it’s suppose to calm Miki when he puts his chin on my palm)

  • touch stick (touches the ball on the stick with his nose)

  • touching a post-it note with his nose

  • front paws on touch pad

  • box (goes into smaller and smaller boxes)

  • scale (stands on a scale)
  • meercat (sits in up position, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • crocodile (launches to his back feet, like a crocodile launches from water)

  • stick’em up (stands with his back feet and leans toward a person)

  • weave (slaloms forward between my legs)
  • touch nose (touches a persons nose with his nose)

  • paw on target

  • dough! (puts a paw in front of his eyes)

  • clean up (Miki cleans up all his toys one by one, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • go free