How to Teach the Give Paw Trick | Dog Training

How to Teach the Give Paw Trick | Dog Training

Tricks training is a wonderful activity to participate in with you and your dog. It is
both mentally and physically enriching for your dog and it improves your skills as your
dogs trainer. an easy trick that you can get started with would be paw, or some people
refer to that as shake and what you want to make sure you do with tricks training is keep
the training fun and positive for your dog. A good recommendation I'd like to give everyone
is to resist the temptation to grab whenever training any behavior – you want them to think
it through and in order for them to do that you need to break it down into small achievable
steps so you're not necessarily looking for the end result you're looking for anything
that's moving in the direction of that. So for paw I'm not going to grab at his feet
because he might not like that he's also not using his brain if I'm doing the work for
him so dogs if they often cannot get something with their mouth they use their feet so I'm
going to put a treat right on Jack's nose and I'm going to have my hand ready when he
tries to knock them out of my hand because he can't get them with his mouth and I'm just
going to wait for that – I'm going to wait for any paw movement whatsoever – he moved
his left paw just a little bit so that was a nice baby step – good I got a lot of movement
out of the right one – I'm going to try again – good – I say the word good every time he
does the behavior correctly and slowly it seems that I will be able to shake with his
paw. The repetition of hearing the word good when his paw touches my paw so he makes that
association. So now I think I'm ready to take the treats away – good – he ois still going
to get one but I don't necessarily want to put them up front anymore and then we can
work with a little duration so he can hold it there – oh beautiful – good and now that
he's doing that readily if I'd like to put a verbal que on it I'm going to be able to
say – Jack – paw – good – and now I've taught my dog to give paw.

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