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Thanks for participating in the poll to select this month’s trick. The winnner is...

Spin in circle!

This is such a fun trick from the novice list—for poodles and their humans!—and it’s also a great crowd pleaser.

Here’s a good video to get you started:


Be sure to choose a unique verbal cue for clockwise and counterclockwise. Some people use “spin” and “twist.” I like to keep it super simple with “right” and “left.” You may find your poodle naturally prefers one direction over the other, but there’s no reason not to teach both at the same time. If your poodle’s anything like Peggy, they’ll appreciate the variety. :)

As always, we love photos and videos! Whether you’re teaching this trick or have already taught it, I hope you’ll share a little of your process.

Happy training!
Robin & Peggy

P.S. Missed a previous month? It's never too late! Catch up on tricks from September, October, November, December, January, and February.
 

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We've got this one down! WHOO!! Finally a trick clulb trick we can do!

(Actually now that she is older, I bet we can do most of the trick club tricks.) I'm excited to join you all!

Here is Apple Butter showing off her left/right in the middle of a good game of fetch.

 

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We've got this one down! WHOO!! Finally a trick clulb trick we can do!

(Actually now that she is older, I bet we can do most of the trick club tricks.) I'm excited to join you all!

Here is Apple Butter showing off her left/right in the middle of a good game of fetch.

Yaaaaaay! Nailed it! And holy smokes is she ever CUTE. She really looks like she’s having fun.
 

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For anyone who wants to give this a try tonight, here’s the easiest way to start:


I’m a little awkward because I’m holding the camera, but keep it slow and deliberate. If Peggy gently nibbles at a lure, I’m fine with that. It keeps her engaged and tightly following my hand.

Her finished spin is a little different from Apple Butter’s sweet & peppy version:


Can you even call that a spin?? I’m not so sure, Peggy... We might need lessons from Miss Butter.

We also do a travelling version:

 

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For anyone who wants to give this a try tonight, here’s the easiest way to start:


I’m a little awkward because I’m holding the camera, but keep it slow and deliberate. If Peggy gently nibbles at a lure, I’m fine with that. It keeps her engaged and tightly following my hand.

Her finished spin is a little different from Apple Butter’s sweet & peppy version:


Can you even call that a spin?? I’m not so sure, Peggy... We might need lessons from Miss Butter.

We also do a travelling version:

Great job Robin!
 

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Great job Robin!
Thanks, Tom! She was a little confused when I used a lure for the video. It’s probably been a year or longer since I phased it out. But maybe I need to bring it back for her right spins, which she’s never seemed to enjoy.
 

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Her finished spin is a little different from Apple Butter’s sweet & peppy version:
I think Apple has an unfair advantage because she's only 8 pounds and she's only 6 months old. Everything is done with intense energy still, and it doesn't take much to fling that tiny little body around. 😂
 

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I think Apple has an unfair advantage because she's only 8 pounds and she's only 6 months old. Everything is done with intense energy still, and it doesn't take much to fling that tiny little body around. 😂
Really gives her a little extra flair. :)

Anyone else making any progress? Remember that luring is fine to start. We did this often when Peggy was a baby, as it was a good way to redirect her attention in puppy class or anywhere really.
 

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When's the next poll for April? It's spring break and we need some entertainment. :D
Ha! Okay, I’ll get right on that. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to try, message me any time and I’ll add it to the list.
 

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I finally got started on this trick. Both boys will spin "right" with lure and Remo's starting to go with verbal or signal only. Neo's fairly spinny with lure, don't know if he'll see why he should without one :).
Going left is right out.

A slight complicating factor is that we've done "Circle" on back two legs for some time now so we have the occasional elevation changes mid spin lol.

I'll also try to get some video.
 

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I finally got started on this trick. Both boys will spin "right" with lure and Remo's starting to go with verbal or signal only. Neo's fairly spinny with lure, don't know if he'll see why he should without one :).
Going left is right out.

A slight complicating factor is that we've done "Circle" on back two legs for some time now so we have the occasional elevation changes mid spin lol.

I'll also try to get some video.
Excited to see video of your cute little guys in action!

Peggy occasionally decides to go fully airborne whilst spinning. We call it her triple axle.
 

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Aww heck, can't seem to figure out how to download the video (it's on quicktime player)!! 😣
I think it has to be uploaded to youtube and then share the link here.
 

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Aww heck, can't seem to figure out how to download the video (it's on quicktime player)!! 😣
I’ve been using Vimeo lately. Super easy to upload there, and then just copy and paste the link on Poodle Forum.
 
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