Train Your Dog to Cover Their Eyes – Trick or Treat GIVEAWAY


Tricks and treats abound during the Halloween season and there’s no reason your dog can’t join in the fun. Twenty dog bloggers + twenty tricks = over $850 in prizes. We’ve teamed up with blogger friends to offer an array of dog trick tutorials and an amazing giveaway. By visiting each blog, you will find a new trick to teach your dog and a new chance to win a variety of prizes. This year, the prizes include an elaborate puzzle toy from sponsor CleverPet, delicious treats from sponsors The Honest Kitchen and Health Extension, entertaining toys from sponsor Planet Dog and a $300 PetSmart Gift Card provided by the participating bloggers. Make sure to visit each blog for the maximum chances to win.

The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is sponsored by CleverPet, The Honest Kitchen, Planet Dog, and Health Extension. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own. The individual sponsors are responsible for their giveaway prizes including shipping.

The days leading up to Halloween are full of spooky sights. Is your dog brave enough to withstand seeing vampires, ghosts and ghouls, witches and other creatures that go bump in the night? If not, you can always train your dog to cover their eyes. Depending on the dog, they may peek! Mr. N believes in knowing what is coming.

Train Your Dog to Cover Their Eyes

So how do you prepare your dog to hide from Halloween and its horrors?

Train Your Dog to Cover Their Eyes

Step 1:

Put a piece of (don’t use heavier tapes that you will have trouble removing) or a on your dog’s snout.

Train Your Dog to Cover Their Eyes

Step 2:

Mark with your or marker word (ours is yes) for any type of paw movement and reward. Yes, you do want them trying to get it off their face! Mr. N thought I wanted him to pose with a post-it on his face for some reason so he sat super still and I had to encourage him to paw at it instead. Remove the post-it after each reward and stick it back up when they’re done eating and you’re ready to continue.

Step 3:

Once they are familiar with the action, add a verbal cue word like “cover,” “hide” or whatever else strikes your fancy.

Step 4:

Now take the post-it off and use your cue word. Voila! Your dog has learned how to cover their eyes.

Train Your Dog to Cover Their Eyes

Note: If your dog finds having things on their face really aversive, you can train the trick by using a and shaping it instead. You train them to tap the ball at the end of the targeting stick and move the stick by their face so they will learn how to put their paw on their face.

After all that hard work, your dog deserves a treat, don’t you think? Make sure to enter the giveaway below to make their Halloween a well-rewarded one!

Join Kol’s Notes and Beagles & Bargains















.for 10 days of awesome dog tricks, fabulous dog treats, and OVER $850 worth of fun and prizes!


$300 Gift Card to PetSmart


CleverPet Hub



Golden Milk, Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice Latte,

Cuddles, and Smooches



Halloween Trick Ball, Halloween Treat Ball,and Maple Leaf Nook



Duck & Yogurt Bully Puffs, Chicken & Cheddar Bully Puffs,Lamb & Peanut Butter Bully Puffs, Bacon & Liver Bully Puffs,and Bacon Chips (1 Bag Each)


PLUS follow all bloggers on Instagram for a chance to win a SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE:

$100 Gift Card to PetSmart


Learn to Crawl
by Kol’s Notes

Learn to Calmly Ride in Elevators
by Beagles & Bargains

Learn to Not Freak Out When a Doorbell Rings
by A Dog Walks into a Bar

Learn to Ring a Bell
by ChiPets

Learn to be “Sassy”
by Dog Mom Days

Learn Whistle Recall
by Fetch for Me, Human

Learn “Beg”, “Which Hand”, and Indoor Exercise Trick Sets
by Fidose of Reality

Learn to Stand on Your Hind Legs
by Heart Like A Dog

Learn to Kiss
by It’s Dog or Nothing

Learn to Touch
by Life With Beagle

Learn to Pick It Up or Take It
by My Dog Likes

Learn to Crawl Through a Tight Tunnel
by My GBGV Life

Learn to Shake Paws (for Dogs Who Don’t Like Their Paws Touched!)
by Sarcastic Dog

Learn Puppy Push Ups
by Spencer the Goldendoodle

Learn Two Dog Tricks
by Tails from the Road

Learn “Paw” and “Shake Paw”
by Talent Hounds

Learn to Cover Your Eyes
by Tenacious Little Terrier

Learn to Jump Through a Hoop
by The Broke Dog

Learn to Spin
by The Daily Pip

Learn to Open Doors
by Wag ‘n Woof Pets

Visit each blog for more chances to win!

Follow #TrickorTreatDogs!

2017 Trick or Treat Giveaway – Tenacious Little Terrier




115 Responses

  1. Rachel

    October 20, 2017 1:35 pm

    My dog doesn’t know this trick. We’ve tried to teach her tricks in the past but she doesn’t pick them up.

  2. Tammy Horn

    October 20, 2017 2:19 pm

    Yes my dogs know this trick. Funny, because one of my dogs did the same thing, thought she was supposed to pose, and didn’t try to take the tape off at first.

  3. Emmadog

    October 21, 2017 3:54 am

    This was one trick we thought would be fun but Mom couldn’t figure out how to get us to do it. Now we have a better idea of how to get started! Nice job!

  4. Jan K

    October 21, 2017 5:26 am

    Mr. N, that is so cute! I’m not sure Luke would like anything stuck on his nose, so thanks for that tip at the end. We’ve used a targeting stick so that might work well. Fun trick, and I love how you tied it in with Halloween!

  5. Rebecca C

    October 22, 2017 10:33 am

    I don’t have a dog and I’m not sure how much success I would have teaching to to my cat! Maybe I’ll try with my friend’s dog.

  6. Stephanie Phelps

    October 22, 2017 1:48 pm

    No she does not know any tricks. We tried something different and she never caught on but she was a rescue that had been abused and was scared of everything when we got her!

  7. Beth

    October 22, 2017 6:25 pm

    I love seeing Mr. N posing with eyes covered, I think it makes for a great story! I might try and teach this one to Theo. What a great giveaway!

  8. sojeles

    October 24, 2017 1:26 pm

    We just got a puppy and so far we’ve taught her sit, down, shake and stay. She is doing amazing for 4 months old.

  9. Dolly the Doxie

    October 26, 2017 6:55 am

    I’m totally impressed by all of you that can teach your dog to do tricks. I am horrible at it, I guess, due to no patience. Or a stubborn dog. Sandra and Dolly

  10. Jennpup

    October 26, 2017 8:01 am

    Ooh, I want to teach this one to my dog! Great step by step directions! I knew a dog who used to do this if you asked “are you pretty?” 😀

  11. Breanne

    October 26, 2017 3:33 pm

    Aspen gets it when I have a piece of tape, but is very confused once the tape is gone. We’ll try again tomorrow 😉

  12. Claire Mck.

    October 27, 2017 12:38 pm

    My dogs do not know this, but they do know how to open the refrigerator and eat my food! That is a trick I would love them to unlearn.

  13. Lisa F.

    October 29, 2017 7:43 pm

    How cute is this trick?! My dogs don’t know this, but do sometimes run their faces with their paws which looks similar.

  14. Michelle H.

    October 29, 2017 8:43 pm

    My dogs are pugs. They don’t have noses large enough for this trick. But, they do know some other tricks.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.