Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop: How To Do Puppy Push-ups

Puppy Push-Ups

Hello Everyone!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m participating in this years Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop!

The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored event. All brands and bloggers have provided compensation to be included in this giveaway. All content and opinions expressed are those of Spencer the Goldendoodle and may not reflect the values of all brands and blogs involved.

What is the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop you ask?

Starting today, October 20th, and going until October 30th, 20 pet bloggers will each post a dog trick tutorial. Each one is unique and different, so be sure to check them all out.

When you visit each new blog, you will find a new chance to enter to win a portion of nearly $850 in prizes on top of a new trick tutorial. This year’s prizes are awesome and include prizes from our sponsors CleverPet, The Honest Kitchen, Planet Dog, and Health Extension as well as a $300 PetSmart Gift Card that was funded by all the participating blogs. Visit each and every blog for more chances to win!

How cool is that! You not only learn tricks but can win some great treats!

More on the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

Trick or Treat Hop


What is my trick? Puppy Push-Ups!

My trick I’m treating you is how to do puppy push-ups. This is a super easy trick that is great for reinforcing commands. The basic concept is teaching your dog to “sit,” “lay down,” and “up sit” as we call it. The faster you have your dog preform these commands that’s what creates the “push-up.” Here is how we do it:

Step One

With a closed fist place a treat in the palm of your hand and give the command “sit.” When you are just teaching your pup this command you may want to place your over hand on their back just above the tail and apply very little pressure. This helps your pup understand what you are asking of them.

If you are just starting out, reward them with the treat. This helps them associate a good experience if they follow the command. In our house we get lots of treats while we are learning tricks! 😉

We use a close fist so your dog associates that gesture with the command “sit.” Now that I’m grown and very wise my humans just have to show me a close fist and I know that they want me to “sit.”

Step Two

With that same closed fist we now open our hand flat using your thumb to hold the treat in our palm of our hand, motion your hand downward and give the command “down.” Again, when you are just starting out you may want to use your other hand and put it on your dogs collar and apply very little pressure downward.

Again, if you are just starting out, reward your pup with the treat.

We use a different hand shape to again help associate that gesture with the “down” command.

Step Three

We use a closed fist with the pointer finger out to and the treat is still in the palm of our hand and give the command “up sit” while raising your hand up. With your other hand pull back on their collar very gently.

Again, if you are just starting out, reward your pup with the treat.

Step Four

Once your pup has mastered these three commands, put them all together, and the faster they follow the command that’s what gives you the “puppy push-up.’

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, right?

I’ve included a video of me showing off my skills. Towards the end of the video my sister, River joins us so you can see how far she is coming on this trick. The one great thing with teaching her, if she doesn’t understand or follow my human’s command, she looks at me for help and guidance. After all, what are big brothers for, right!

Now, one to the giveaway portion of this post! The wonderful Kol’s Notes and Beagles & Bargains have put together an amazing group of bloggers who will each be sharing different tricks with you. Below is everyone who is participating and with websites as well as a list of prize you could potentially win! Everyone has their own giveaway widget, by visiting everyone’s site you have the opportunity for more entries, which means your odds of winning are even better! Have fun and good luck!

Join Kol’s Notes and Beagles & Bargains













For 10 days of awesome dog tricks, fabulous dog treats, and OVER $850 worth of fun and prizes!


$300 Gift Card to PetSmart


CleverPet Hub



Golden Milk, Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice Latte,

Cuddles, and Smooches



Halloween Trick Ball, Halloween Treat Ball,

and Maple Leaf Nook



Duck & Yogurt Bully Puffs, Chicken & Cheddar Bully Puffs,

Lamb & Peanut Butter Bully Puffs, Bacon & Liver Bully Puffs,

and Bacon Chips (1 Bag Each)


PLUS follow all bloggers on Instagram for a chance to win a SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE:

$100 Gift Card to PetSmart


Learn to Crawl

by Kol’s Notes

Learn to Calmly Ride in Elevators

by Beagles & Bargains

Learn to Not Freak Out When a Doorbell Rings

by A Dog Walks into a Bar

Learn to Ring a Bell

by ChiPets

Learn to be “Sassy”

by Dog Mom Days

Learn to Take a Bow

by Fetch for Me, Human

Learn “Beg”, “Which Hand”, and Indoor Exercise Trick Sets

by Fidose of Reality

Learn to Stand on Your Hind Legs

by Heart Like A Dog

Learn to Kiss

by It’s Dog or Nothing

Learn to Touch

by Life With Beagle

Learn to Pick It Up or Take It

by My Dog Likes

Learn to Crawl Through a Tight Tunnel

by My GBGV Life

Learn to Shake Paws (for Dogs Who Don’t Like Their Paws Touched!)

by Sarcastic Dog

Learn Puppy Push Ups

by Spencer the Goldendoodle

Learn Two Dog Tricks

by Tails from the Road

Learn “Paw” and “Shake Paw”

by Talent Hounds

Learn to Cover Your Eyes

by Tenacious Little Terrier

Learn to Jump Through a Hoop

by The Broke Dog

Learn to Spin

by The Daily Pip

Learn to Open Doors

by Wag ‘n Woof Pets

Visit each blog for more chances to win!

Follow #TrickorTreatDogs!


2017 Trick or Treat Giveaway – Spencer the GoldenDoodle




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