Teaching Your Dog To Shake Hands
Dog Trick – Teaching your dog to Shake Hands
Start by having your dog sit in front of you and tell him to stay. Say “Shake” and take his paw, left or right, in your hand. Hold his paw and say “Good dog!” Let go of his paw. Do this a few times every day.
After a few day’s practice, say “Shake” but don’t take his paw. See if he will raise his paw by himself. If not, keep showing him what to do by saying “Shake” and taking his paw in your hand. As soon as he gets the idea to lift his paw on command, take hold of his paw and pet, praise and give him a treat. Repeat until he leans to lift his paw on his own when you say “Shake” and offer your hand to him.