How To Train A Dog To Give You Both Paws
This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!
A wonderful trick that looks lovely. The dog will get into the sit position and place both paws onto you for a reward. This is another trick that may take some thinking on your dog’s part but once established he will be offering the behavior at every opportunity
- This is trained in the same way as the previous two tricks where the dog touches with his paw.
- Gently encourage the sitting dog to put both front feet on you but don’t touch him or show him what to do.
- If he touches you with one paw great reward once and wait whilst he works out the next thing he needs to do.
- As soon as he gets the idea and begins to lift a second paw to join the first touching you then reinforce and reward the behavior.
Top tip; it may help your dog if you train this whilst sitting on the ground before progression to sitting on a chair and then standing.
Dog trainers love this trick as it’s an interesting twist on the classic shake a paw trick.