Video: Teach Your Dog to Jump Through a Hoop

Is your canine a star? Of course she is! And the best way to help your pooch make the most of her talents is through trick training. Tricks don't just showcase a dog's skills, they help her build confidence and strengthen her bond with you.

One of the more impressive tricks a dog can do is jump through a hoop. It's a dramatic-looking feat, but it can be taught in a few easy steps. Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to train your dog to jump through a hoop.

However, keep in mind that if your dog has a history of hip, knee, shoulder or elbow problems, you might want to skip this trick. In dogs who have chronic or periodic lameness, you generally want to avoid leaping activities due to the added stress it puts on the joints and provide low-impact exercise instead.

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Teach Your Dog to Jump Through a Hoop


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