There is something so magical and so fun about watching someone teach their dog or other pet a trick behavior, and the pure joy that happens when the student gets it. And gets it with lots of enthusiasm.
That is the beauty of training dogs, parrots and other animals with positive reinforcement, clear criteria, solid timing and an eye for setting students up for success.
Think about how much more eager your dog will be to want to learn if you teach everything as if you are teaching a trick. I’d love to hear about some of the things you have taught your pet.