How To Train A Dog To Give You A High Five

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

High five is a trick that is an extension from giving a paw and wave goodbye.

  1. Hold out your hand to your dog and allow him to touch your palm with his paw, do this at a height that you know your dog will manage.
  2. Reinforce and reward the touch.
  3. Add the command word and repeat.
  4. Gradually hold your hand higher until your dog stretches upwards to give high five.

Top tip; reinforce and reward every step of the way and your dog will soon be offering great high fives.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is great at the end of a combined routine.


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Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover, dog trainer, and founder of Success Dogs. He takes pride in his ability to help dog owners improve their relationship with their dogs, and stop the frustrating things that so often make the early years of dog ownership more frustrating than enjoyable.

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