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We’re so excited to join nineteen other bloggers for the 2017 Trick or Treat Blog Hop Giveaway! This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We’re going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop! It’s a handy trick for some Halloween costumes, too — just wait until you see Henry’s!

How To Teach Your Dog To Jump Through A Hoop

For this trick, you will need one hula hoop and lots of yummy treats! Make sure the treats are cut into tiny pieces — your pup only needs a little taste.

This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We're going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop!

1.) Acclimate Your Dog To The Hoop

A hoop might be a little scary to a dog at first! Let him sniff it, walk around it, and, heck, even lick it. Consider leaving it laying on the floor in a room that your dog frequents so he can get used to having it around.

This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We're going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop!

2.) First Steps

With one edge of the hoop on the ground, lead your dog through using a treat. He might try to go around instead of through — if that happens, don’t scold him. Simply try again until he gets it. Once he does, give him a treat and lots of praise! Once your dog gets the hang of it, start pairing the act with a command; we use “hup HUP,” but you can use anything that works for you.

This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We're going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop!

3.) Raise The Hoop

Once your pup has mastered the previous step and is consistently walking through the hoop on command, raise the hoop off the ground a tiny bit — perhaps an inch or so — and use the command again. You may need to lead him through with a treat if he has a little trouble.

This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We're going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop!

4.) Keep Raising!

Gradually raise the hoop higher and higher until you’ve reached a good height. Don’t force your pup — if it seems like he can’t or doesn’t want to go higher, you’ve reached the limit.

This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We're going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop!

5.) Easy peasy!

Congrats — you have a circus dog! Or, in Henry’s case, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon. (It’s hard to take photos of such an agile and mythical creature.)

TIPS!

• Just like humans’ brains can get tired learning new things (like algebra) for long stretches, dogs’ brains can get tired too. Training often works best in ten-minutes chunks.

Always end each session on a good note! If your pup is having a really hard time learning to jump through a hoop, at least finish the session practicing a trick they know really well. Make sure to reward and use lots of praise!

We recommend using positive reinforcement! That means reward your pup when he does something right, but don’t make a fuss or react if he does something wrong or doesn’t understand the trick. It keeps things upbeat and makes training more fun for both of you!

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WHERE TO ENTER

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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 Spin by The Daily Pip

Learn to Open Doors by Wag ‘n Woof Pets

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This is your chance to learn twenty new tricks while entering to win some fabulous prizes. We're going to walk you through an old classic: how to teach your dog to jump through a hoop!

 

Author

Rochelle BaRoss is an accessory designer by day and a blogger, entrepreneur, and dog mom by night. She moved to Brooklyn in 2012 without a paying job, signed a lease on a two-bedroom apartment with five other people, and worked hard and saved for years until she could move into her own studio apartment and adopt Henry, her terrier mix.

143 Comments

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  2. While my dog does not know this trick it seems like something we can learn together! She can do a variety of things and about to add to her repertoire.

  3. Melissa Storms Reply

    No, my dog does not know this trick. I think I will pick up a hula hoop though, she picks up very quickly when I teach her a new trick. She is a chihuahua so needs to be in the mood and I wholeheartedly agree that 10 minutes is the perfect length of time to train.

  4. amy guillaume linderman Reply

    no my dogs don’t know this trick! but we will work on it

  5. christopher h Reply

    our dog doesn’t – we’ll have to try it as soon as we find a hulahoop

  6. Patricia Brewer Reply

    I don’t have a dog, yet. My daughter wants to be a dog trainer. I’m entering this as a surprise for her. Have a great day, everyone, and good luck!

  7. I love this trick. You did a great job explaining it. I’m hopping along to all the blogs and learning a whole bunch of new tricks so this winter if we have a really icy day where we can’t walk….I can busy my dogs mentally.

    Oh, and Henry’s costume is the best. I totally loved it!

  8. Christine Aiello Reply

    My dog does not know this trick. Would love to teach her it though.

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  10. My dog doesn’t know this trick but I don’t think she’d do well with it!

  11. My dog does know tricks but not this one. She’s really smart and wants to be good. She’s an abused rescue and it boggles my mind why anyone would mistreat her or any other dog.

  12. Dexter doesn’t know this trick but I bet he’d have fun learning it!

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  14. Oh our dogs do not know that one yet. I am going to have to work on it! So neat!

  15. I haven’t tried teaching my dogs this trick, but think it’s super cool!

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  17. My dog doesn’t know this trick. This looks so cute! We’ve tried to teach her tricks but she doesn’t pick them up.

  18. My dog doesn’t know this trick but she’s super smart so I’m sure she could learn

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  20. rachael grover Reply

    My girl doesn’t know this trick 🙂
    but she does know how to sit, stay, kiss and sit pretty!
    fingers are crossed!

  21. Terri Abbett Reply

    I have just started working on this trick with my dogs so thanks for the step by step. One dog is getting it, the other is leary of the hoop.

  22. shannon fowler Reply

    My dog doesn’t do this one yet. Mine will only do things for food, but he is slowly learning his basic commands.

  23. JESSICA Staley Reply

    Reagan doesn’t know the trick, but we are going to start practicing.

  24. Cheryl Chervitz Reply

    None of my dogs know this trick. I’m not sure I’m patient enough to train them!

  25. We are still working on basic tricks. One day we’ll teach this trick.

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  29. My dog doesn’t know this trick but I love how easy it is to teach. I bet he’d pick it up in no time!

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  31. Kayla Lussier Reply

    My dog doesn’t know this yet but will definitely try it and use the tips while teaching her!

  32. Carly Daring Reply

    I have never tried to teach our lab this but he might be able to do it.

  33. My dog is a big mush but doesn’t know any tricks other than kisses upon request.

  34. Linda Szymoniak Reply

    My dogs don’t know this trick, but I have been wanting to get some agility type items and teach them how to use them. A hula hoop would be a great way to start!

  35. We do “Hop In” and that means though or in whatever the obstacle is.

  36. My sisters learned a similar thing, the tire in agility. It’s a fun thing to teach a dog and pretty easy too.

  37. I have taught my dog how to high five. Among other silly tricks that I think are cute. We are currently working on “downward dog” yoga position. He is super smart!

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  39. Sandy Weinstein Reply

    we have worked on this b/c i have a large hula hoop at home. sometimes they will do it but not always.

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  41. No, our puppy doesn’t know this trick. IThis is such a great contest because I am learning so many things about dog training and tricks.

  42. I taught my dog to do this exact same trick in the exact same way! 🙂

  43. My dog doesn’t know this trick. But she wants to be Halloween costume buddies with Henry with the nursery rhyme theme…. Angel is dressing as Mary from Mary had a Little Lamb (with a stuffed lamb).

  44. Odin does not know this trick.He is a senior now so I keep jumping to a low level. This would be a nice trick for a younger dog though.

  45. My dogs have not done it with a hoop but they have done it through the arms

  46. No Houdini doesnt jump through hoops yet. We only got him sit, stay, get it, stand pretty, catch, fetch, lay, find and pull.

  47. My dog doesn’t know this trick but maybe I’ll teach it to him now 🙂

  48. Love this trick! We have clients teach this to our dogs in occupational therapy 🙂

  49. No my dog doesn’t know this trick, I think he’s to big to fit through a hoop.

  50. Aw, what a pretty boy you have there! My dog, Bentley, doesn’t know how to do this trick yet. I would love to teach him. I know my dad would LOVE to see that!

  51. My dog doesn’t know this trick. She has such short legs and bad knees so I’m not sure she can do it or that I want her to try and do it.

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  53. Jenn Beckett jennpup Reply

    this looks so fun! my dog doesn’t know it yet, but i’d love to try!

  54. My current dog and most have my previous dogs have known this one. Its easy to teach.

  55. Christine Labelle Reply

    My dog does not know this trick. She can sit and shake paws.

  56. My dog doesn’t know this trick but I think I can teach her with your steps – thanks!

  57. My dogs aren’t the most athletic so I haven’t taught this trick to them yet.

  58. My Doberman doesn’t know this trick yet, but my daughter and I would like to teach him.

  59. I’ve never tried this with Roxy – but it seems something she would do.

  60. Dana Matthews Reply

    My dog does not know this trick yet. This method sounds easy enough.

  61. rhonda miotke Reply

    My Buster hasn’t learned this yet, but with your tips, i will start working with him.

  62. My dogs know a few tricks like “play dead”, ” steal the cat’s treats” and “be lazy” but no, they don’t know this trick.

  63. Christy Caldwell Reply

    I’ve never taught my Dexter this trick, but he’s part Kangaroo. so I am almost certain he could do it.

  64. Kristine Paull Reply

    My little dog can do this as he is very agile, however the he big dog wouldnt even try!!!

  65. My dog doesn’t know this trick yet but would love to teach them.

  66. Brigitte Bauman Reply

    I am sorry to say this but the only trick my dog knows is how to give you sad eyes to beg for treats.

  67. No- my dog only knows how to roll over. I adopted her when she was an older dog……so no new tricks.

  68. My dog does not know this trick. I wonder if she’d be scared of the hoop?

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