I almost didn't join in as I think I've beat a dead horse (or dog in this case...LOL) with always posting about Teach's Bang Trick.
But I decided that we have more tricks than just the bang trick (just none videoed). And I would say that, yes, I've talked about that one a lot (it required the most training), but his favorite trick is "shake". Its almost automatic when anyone goes to get him a treat he puts his paw up. This trick he learned just weeks after joining our family. And while I didn't use shaping for it I did use positive training for it. Where I would grab his paw and say "shake" and then give him a bite of food. We did this every morning for a week for him to get his breakfast. And its stuck ever since.
Another form of shake that we do is "pick". Where I hide my hands behind my back with a treat in one, and then tell him to pick which one.
|Teach giving his paw for a "shake"|
Another trick we use is "on". Again, not sure if you would consider it a trick, but it works for getting some pictures I've wanted.
|Even Roxy learned "on" for some pictures|
|This was the early stages of "on" and where we first started introducing it to him.|
There are a few other tricks that he knows in parts, but not formally finished. I want to train some more (and finish some we have started), but it has turned into a winter time activity since we're stuck inside more.