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Four-month-old Bonnie learns the dog trick, 'Touch'.

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Here's a trick that might seem a little weird, but I taught it to Bonnie anyway. The trick is called Touch. This means that Bonnie will touch her nose to something when I ask her to touch it.

First, I rubbed a dog treat on the palm of my hand so that Bonnie could smell it. I started out by holding my hand in front of Bonnie. As soon as she touched her nose to my hand, I clicked and gave her a treat. If you don't use a clicker, it's just as good to say, "Yes" and then reward her, too.

That's all there is to it. Just touch my hand and reward. Easy, isn't it? But why would we teach a dog to Touch? The reason I taught it to Bonnie is because I want her to ring a bell using her nose. If she can touch my hand with her nose, then later she can touch a bell with her nose.

Teach your dog to 'Ring a Bell' now!

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