The video on next page has already 1,305,241 ( 1.3 mio ) views!! Owning a dog will require a lot of care to make sure that it is happy, healthy, exercised and well-behaved. Teaching your dog some tricks can be simple as long as you know some of the best methods, as well as how your dog seems to react to various training.
After your dog has learned some of the basics such as down, stay and sit, you will be able to move onto some of the next level tricks.
Shaking Your Dog’s Paw
After having your dog sit, simply take their paw in your hand and give it a little shake. At the same time, say “Shake” or “Shake Paw” and then praise him or her for doing a good job.
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Pat them on the head, give a treat, etc. Anything to let your dog know that this command and their reaction is a good thing when they do it.
Each time you practice “Shake”, you will want to repeat it about 5 times in a row so that you are able to reinforce the lesson as good reinforcement and consistency is the best way to teach new tricks.
Once your dog learns this trick with one paw, you can switch to the other paw and work on that side and command.