‘On Trust’ & ‘Paid For’: The Oldest Dog Tricks that Never Fail to Entertain

 “On Trust” & “Paid For” are one of the oldest dog tricks that give as much amusement as anything a dog can do since the age of yore in 1900s. Considerably it is not the easiest trick to be taught but can be explained on and presented in numerous different forms to impress most people.

For you to teach this trick you have to call your dog, allowing him to sit down or stand up, as he desires, and make sure that you hold his head steady with one hand, while you make a piece of treat on his nose.

Say the words, “On trust, on trust,” to him steadily and try to restraints his head from moving with one hand and holding up a frightening finger with the other and echoing the words, “On trust, on trust”.

Once done, release his head and say “paid for,” while giving him a little chuck under the chin that will push him to toss the treat up and catch it. Obviously, in his first attempts he cannot catch the treat, but he should still be given the chance to eat the treat after it lands on the floor.

The incessant repetition of this training will yield efficiency. Over time you should stop restricting his head with your hand and let him to set scales on the treat on his nose up until you told him the words “Paid for.”

You can also teach him to hold the treat between using his teeth and not to swallow it until told to do so. You can do this trick impressive by holding a dialogue with your dog. For example, you might say: “Buddy, old man, here is a very yummy piece of treat, but it is ‘on trust.’”

Make a slight emphasize on the word “trust” and proceed and say: “I am glad you dislike eating things on trust, but this I have just learned has been ‘paid for,’” highlighting the words “paid for.”

He can also be taught to toss the treat by hearing a definite number. To do this, balance it on his nose while you hold his head and count deliberately, one, two, three, and then chuck him under the chin. Until such time that he had a great deal of practice, then it would be easy to toss up promptly at one, two, four, as he will at one, two, three, but he must be coached until he will not toss it until he hears “three,” this will make it a lot easier for him to understand the emphasize on the THREE” word.

You can use different combinations of figures and he will patiently wait until you say the emphasized “three.” In working him do not make it too long wait for you say “three,” and allow him to eat the treat.

“Trust” and “Paid For” dog tricks are substantially difficult to master and necessitates patience from you. Remember, you don’t the right to punish your dog if he wasn’t able to master the trick, rather than blame your dog for being a slow learner. 🙂 In most cases, enjoy the trail and have lots of fun along the way.


A Pet’s Tale: Keeping Animals Safe

ImageThe saying “it’s a dog’s life” should not be taken literally. Nowadays, animals are protected by state and federal laws and have been given special rights that help keep them safe. In addition, in the recent years many people are closer with their pets, with the number of sayings that considering animals as part of the family. In fact, a day in the every life of a pet may involve visiting salon or pet parlor, being wearing a jewel-encrusted collar-quiet and carried in a designer bag which is a different story 100 years ago.

Seem far-fetched? On normal, a dog owner says he spent more than $263 on their four-footed friends in the past 12 months (this excludes the food expenses). One reason for the growth of animals’ quality of life is the various animal welfare organizations such as the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) this organization aimed to change the way people treat and think about their pets. Celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, the organization is the oldest animal welfare association in the Western Hemisphere. This year marks its yearlong celebration highlighting the progress that has been made for animal’s welfare since it was founded by a New York City socialite in 1866.

This marks a milestone to the organization; they will be launching the most aggressive initiative program to date, working around the different states in United States making it as a “Humane Community.” The said program aimed to bring community closer together in ensuring that no adoptable animal is euthanized for reasons of behavior or medical issues.

The new initiative aimed to increase the number of adoptable shelters for animals.  While reducing the number of unwanted litters being born each year. Moreover, the organization’s “Meet-Your-Match” program is being restored and will more efficiently pair new pet owners. The organization plans to expand its Humane Law Enforcement Department as well, authorizing for more investigations for any form of animal cruelty.

“While our 140th year is gearing up to be one of unprecedented growth, it is our sincerest hope that the further we get from our date of inception, the closer we come to being an organization that is no longer needed-that our work will have permeated society to the point that the rights of companion animals will be second nature to everyone,” said Ed Sayres, president & CEO, the ASPCA.

There are more than 140 million pet cats and dogs in the U.S.

Why Pet Dogs Make Good Companions

ImagePet dogs are loved by many. Canines are habitually seen as the top ranking animal made as pets. Although the majority is kept as a source of great pleasure and delight as household pets, a lot of dogs still execute tasks they were originally bred to do. These jobs include guarding duties, hunting tasks, herding and the likes. Dogs can also be employed as the “eyes and ears” for people who are deaf and blind. Dogs are also use extensively during search and rescue operations. Overall, canines are the most versatile pet people need and want.

 Pet Dogs as Companions

In return for food, shelter, and affection, pet dogs offer unconditional love and devotion to their masters. Having a happy, healthy dog is one of the most rewarding pleasures in life, and it provides you the chance to make new friends while walking your pet and joining pet dogs clubs. Having pet dogs likewise have an advantageous effect in helping people relax and recover from health problems, heartache, and even grief. Pet dogs also keep their owners alert and lively as they age together.

Pet Dogs as Exercise Buddies

Walking the dog isn’t just vital for the canine’s well-being, but also great for the dog owner’s health. Half an hour brisk walking or jogging every day for both pet and owner can help tone their bodies and maintain heart fitness. Playing with dogs and training them can also be an enjoyable and healthy activity for both parties.

Pet Dogs as Security Guards

There’s no double that having another living being in the home provides confidence, particularly for those living alone. Dogs are great warning systems. They are quick to alert their owners to anything untoward such as intruders and house fire. Canines have been known to save people in other types of dangers as well.