Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tibby's Tricky Tuesday!

This week we will learn how every good dog should say "nice to meet you" to new people.

Here are the steps your owner should do:

1. First, like always start a new trick with some yummy treats.

2. Hold out your hand just to see what your dog will do. Most will probably sniff at it but if your dog puts his paw in your hand that's great you can just teach him to do this when you say shake!

3. If your dog does not shake on his own, then you can gently pick up his paw and hold it in your hand while you say "shake". Give him the treat while his paw is still in your hand.

4. It should only take a few times for your dog to catch on and start lifting his paw to you all by himself!

5. As your dog gets better at this trick you can phase out the treats.

6. Another neat thing you can teach him is to shake with the other paw too. Use a command like "other paw" after he shakes with the first. Always have him use the same paw for the shake command so your dog doesn't get confused.

7. In no time your dog will be shaking hands with the best of 'em.

Difficulty: 1 paw out of 5

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