Border Collie Performs Unbelievable Tricks

This amazing Border Collie, Nana, can perform some mind-blowing tricks! Her owners use clicker training and positive reinforcement, and it is definitely working. Nana can pick up a coin and place it into a cup, walk up a set of stairs backwards, and untie her owners sneakers. Training your dog takes patience and perseverance, but as you can see here it can certainly pay off!

Clicker training is an interesting method for training your dog in which you use positive reinforcement paired with the noise of a handheld clicker. The clicker is used to mark the behavior so that the dog will identify the rewarded behavior more quickly.

Some trainers prefer to make the clicking noise with their mouth, and similarly, some deaf dogs have even been trained using positive reinforcement and a visual aid or vibrating collar instead.

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.