“Shake” is a well-known dog trick for a reason. It’s cute, fun for dogs, and super easy to learn. It will dazzle your friends and family and will introduce your dog to new people in a disciplined manner. The objective of teaching your dog the shake command is for him to do it happily and with excitement and understanding.
Follow these steps to teach your dog the shake command:
Repeat The Steps On Both Paws
Use the following steps to teach your dog to shake successfully with both paws, but only praise/click and reward your dog when he offers to shake with the paw closest to your hand. If your dog first offers the “wrong” paw, don’t scold them; remember, they’re still trying to figure out what you’re asking of them. Wait silently, then praise/click and give lots of treats when they offer you the right paw.
Remember that teaching a command in the closed space of your own house is not the same as doing it in an environment with more distractions. To keep your dog successful, you’ll need to practice “shake” with them in various situations, with increasing degrees of distraction and high rates of reward.
In no time, your dog will be shaking hands thanks to these easy steps and recommendations. “Shake” is one of many amusing skills you may teach your dog. It’s one of the most well-known and popular tricks, and after your dog has mastered it, you and your dog can amaze visitors together. Trick training is a fun way to spend time with your dog while also teaching them proper manners and resulting in many lovely interactions.