How to Teach a Dog to High Five

Have you ever wanted to teach your dog to high five? It's hard but can be done.

Steps

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    Find a treat. Find a treat that your dog likes.
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    Close it up. Put the treat in the middle of your hand and make a fist.
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    Make your dog sit and you sit on a bench, or lean (stoop) down -- and put the fist with the treat near your shoulder height.
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    Wait for your dog to sniff at the treat and to try sticking its nose into your fist.
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    Hold your fist tightly enough, so that the treat will still be there.
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    Wait for your dog to paw your hand to get it out.
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    Allow your dog to have the treat, praise them a lot, as soon as he/she has done the "high five" pawing trick.
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    Repeat this a few times and then add the command high five. Continue to praise your trickster and use a treat occasionally.

Tips

  • Soon you will be able to take the treat away and have a flat hand as if you were going to high five a human.

Things You'll Need

  • A dog
  • Dog treats
  • Patience

Article Info

Categories: Dog Tricks