Your beardie is one clever reptile. Just like a cat or dog, they can learn all kinds of tricks, like walking on a leash, coming when you call their name and even using the litter box (which makes it easier for you to clean their habitat).
One of the first things you can do is teach your beardie to come when they’re called. Start by giving them a treat every time you say their name. This will teach them to associate their name with snack time (something most bearded dragons love!). Next, start calling their name when you walk into the room containing their enclosure — they should come running to see you. Once your beardie does this regularly, you can take them out of their habitat and call them from across the room. The final test is to take them outside and call their name across the yard — and if they come to you, you’ll know your training exercise was a success.
Remember, small animals like bearded dragons might not be exactly like cats and dogs, but they can do lots of the same things!