This video will teach you all about Puppy Pushups, which give mental stimulation to both puppies and adult dogs alike! Puppy Pushups are simply teaching a dog how to sit up from the down command so that they can alternate between sits and downs quickly, kind of like a push up.
Why Teach Puppy Pushups?
Puppy Pushups are a fun thing to teach your dog, but they also do a great job of providing mental stimulation for your pup. Our big goal is to give a dog a job to do. During the moment that will allow them to feel fulfilled and calm. This is because dogs have been bred over the years to perform tasks. Thus, the more jobs they can perform, the more they feel at ease.
In addition, just like for humans the push-ups are exercise. Exercising your pup is not only great for their physical health, but according to the Banfield Pet Hospital exercise has also been proven to be great fr exercising your pup's brain. This is great for the mental health of your dog!
When to Start Puppy Pushups
We always start this command after a dog has mastered all of their basic obedience commands (Heel, Sit, Stay, Down and Come). Once those have been mastered and your dog is already a good listener, teaching puppy push ups is really easy! If your dog doesn’t listen well, I would take a step back and master the basics of obedience training first.