How To Train A Dog To Give You Both Paws

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

  1. This is trained in the same way as the previous two tricks where the dog touches with his paw.
  2. Gently encourage the sitting dog to put both front feet on you but don’t touch him or show him what to do.
  3. If he touches you with one paw great reward once and wait whilst he works out the next thing he needs to do.
  4. 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.

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.