Its extremely easy to teach your dog to shake a paw. All you have to do is have the two of them face each other and have the person shaking hands with the dog. Then you have the person give the shake a few times and then let the dog do it first. When the dog shakes it, praise them!Its also a good idea to practice this with other people as well. The more people you practice this with, the more your dog will be comfortable shaking hands with people.
Why does my dog shake his paw at me?
What your dog is trying to say is ‘leave me alone’.If your dog is not feeling well, he may shake his paw to try to get you to leave him alone so that he can rest.This behavior may also be a way for your dog to express his displeasure or frustration.It may also be a way for your dog to express his need for attention or reassurance.
How do I teach my dog to target with his paw?
Aiming with a dog’s paw is a great idea for training. This can be done by first getting the dog focused on your target. Start by giving the dog some sort of treat when he is in front of the target. When he gets close to the target, order him to sit. Once he does this, use a hand signal to call him over to the target. Once he is in position, release the treat and give him a command to attack. When he starts to lunge at the target, gently push his nose away from the target and kick it out using your foot. Once he gets his nose back on the ground, reward him with a treat and praise him. This can be done slowly and over time you should be able to have your dog aim for your target without you needing to help him out at all.