Teaching Your Dog to Shake Hands and Turn Around

Teaching your dog new tricks can be fun. It is sometimes quite entertaining to see your dog do things like turn around, roll over, shake your hand, bow, and many more tricks. In this article you will learn shake hands and turn around.

Hopefully if you are reading this article your dog has already learned the basics of dog training by learning commands like sit, lay down,come, and stay. If not your should go back and teach them because they will be the basis for many tricks that your dog will learn later.

A tip before getting started

Always be positive when you are training. How to teach dog to roll over Your dog will always respond better to rewards like treats and back rubs rather than yelling at them when they do not follow your command. Instead always be patient and remain positive because you dog will learn much better and both you and your dog will have a better experience.

While teaching your dog try to keep training sessions to about ten minutes or so because your dog will most likely lose interest if it is any longer. Also never punish your dog for not doing it wrong, just reward him when he does do it and when he doesn’t, give him nothing and do it again.

Shake hands

Start by standing in front of your dog and getting his attention. Then give him the command sit. Once he sits grab his paw like if you were going to shake it and say “shake hands”. Hold his paw for a couple of seconds and praise him by saying “good dog” and then let go. Once he is done you can also reward him with a treat. After some time try saying “shake hands” and don’t take his paw. Instead wait and see if he gives you his paw him self. If not continue to show him the right way.

Turn around

Once again like most training stand in front of your dog and get his attention so he facing your. First show him that you have a treat in your hand. Say “turn around”. Then making a circle with your hand leading your dog by the nose to make a complete circle. Once he completely turns around give him a treat and a bunch praise by saying “good dog” and rubbing him. After repeating it over and over try to have your dog do it on command with out the help of your hand.

One thing to remember when teaching your dog to turn around is to always be consistent with the command you use and which way you lead your dog around (left or right). You can use commands such as turn around, twirl, and turn left or turn right if your want to dog to be able to do it both ways.

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