How To Train A Dog To Give You A High Five

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.


Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.