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Method 1:
Step 1: With a treat in your hand, start by luring your dog in a circle. Click! or say "Yes!" when he does this succesfully, and reward him with the treat. If he has a hard time grasping the 'full circle', slowly lure him halfway, reward, three-quarters, reward, and build up.

Step 2: As he catches on and is able to complete a full circle fairly quickly with or without a lure, add the word "Spin!" Click! or say "Yes" and reward. Slowly build up speed.

Step 3: As your dog improves and can spin faster, stop luring your dog with a treat. Instead, use your hand and draw big circles. Say SPIN after he complete it and give him a treat.

Step 4: Practice, practice and practice. You may gradually tell your dog to spin just by the your voice cue AND the hand signal for Spin. As you practice, you will be able to reduce the hand signal to only drawing circles with your index finger pointing on the floor.


The above learning method is provided by Sierra Mist, edited by Mini




Method 2:
Step 1: Have your dog Sit in front of you, off-leash.

Step 2: With a treat in your hand, put it in front of you dog's nose and lure your dog in a circle. Say the word SPIN as soon as your dog completes a full circle and give him a treat. Practice a few times. 

Step 3: As he is able to complete a full circle, lure him with the treat in a faster motion so that it will look more like spining than walking. Practice and practice

Step 4: Now lure your dog with a treat. This time, lure him to spin 2 circles. After he done so, say the word SPIN and give him a treat. Practice a few times.

Step 5: As your dog improves and can spin faster, stop luring your dog with a treat. Instead, use your hand and draw big circles. Say SPIN after he complete it and give him a treat.

Step 6: Practice, practice and practice. You may gradually tell your dog to spin just by the your voice cue AND the hand signal for Spin. As you practice, you will be able to reduce the hand signal to only drawing circles with your index finger pointing on the floor.

The hand signal for Method 2:
Draw circles by moving your index finger (pointing towards the ground)

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