What precautions should you take when conducting and learning dog tricks? Dog tricks by all means do not require strenuous activity on your animal. But I certainly would be aware of the place that you’re learning the tricks, so there’s no excessive height or landing precautions. My other concern with dog tricks is I always want the dog to understand that they’re the follower and not the leader. So I don’t want your dog every time you start with either a sit or a roll over command, to actually think or assume what the next trick will be. I’ve many owners that I’ve helped that show me that their dog after one command all of a sudden automatically does six in a row. Not to say that’s bad, but I want the dog to always follow the human leader for the next command. I then illustrate to the customer I don’t want them to have a dog on a leash come to a street or a road, and think what the next command is going to be in case a car’s coming.So I want customers to always think do tricks in an order where the dog is always looking to you for the next command or trick. .