Hold a stick out in front of your dogs nose, the second he touches it, reward him. Add in the command “touch”, after enough repetition you can use the stick as a lure to make him go anywhere. Great for teaching closing doors and going to spots.
Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. The name was in use at least as early as 1774.The 1804 journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition note that in September 1804, they "discovered a Village of an animal the French call the Prairie Dog." Its genus, Cynomys, derives from the Greek for "dog mouse".