How to Teach the Give Paw Trick | Dog Training

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Tricks training is a wonderful activity to participate in with you and your dog. It is both mentally and physically enriching for your dog and it improves your skills as your dogs trainer. an easy trick that you can get started with would be paw, or some people refer to that as shake and what you want to make sure you do with tricks training is keep the training fun and positive for your dog. A good recommendation I'd like to give everyone is to resist the temptation to grab whenever training any behavior – you want them to think it through and in order for them to do that you need to break it down into small achievable steps so you're not necessarily looking for the end result you're looking for anything that's moving in the direction of that. So for paw I'm not going to grab at his feet because he might not like that he's also not using his brain if I'm doing the work for him so dogs if they often cannot get something with their mouth they use their feet so I'm going to put a treat right on Jack's nose and I'm going to have my hand ready when he tries to knock them out of my hand because he can't get them with his mouth and I'm just going to wait for that – I'm going to wait for any paw movement whatsoever – he moved his left paw just a little bit so that was a nice baby step – good I got a lot of movement out of the right one – I'm going to try again – good – I say the word good every time he does the behavior correctly and slowly it seems that I will be able to shake with his paw. The repetition of hearing the word good when his paw touches my paw so he makes that association. So now I think I'm ready to take the treats away – good – he ois still going to get one but I don't necessarily want to put them up front anymore and then we can work with a little duration so he can hold it there – oh beautiful – good and now that he's doing that readily if I'd like to put a verbal que on it I'm going to be able to say – Jack – paw – good – and now I've taught my dog to give paw.

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  1. ღShamy Snowy Wolfღ

    Thank You soooooo much howcast my dog did it in 20 min. & she also knows the high five trick & the wave trick she looks adorable! 😀 oh! and she is more smarter and calmer during training 🙂 

  2. I have husky, I need something supernatural to beat his stubbornness. He is very smart but so stubborn it drives me crazy.

    • Mariam Nutsubidze

      Did you teach your puppy this trick? If so, how. My husky puppy goes to the hand that I have a treat in and does not give a danm about giving me her paw 🙁

    • +Mariam Nutsubidze
      Actually yeah I did, I even taught him how to lay down and and it was easy, took me like 15 minutes. But with mine it was easy because he just loves getting all kinds of food of course only what’s acceptable for him so he is ready to do impossible to get the treat 🙂 and I used this video to teach him. Just get something that your dog really likes and do exactly as she tells you in the video and of course be patient 🙂 Good luck.

    • +Beleth Thank you.
      Actually, minutes after I asked you how to teach her giving me her paw, she started doing it. I was amazed, lol. She’s now doing it and every time she saw me sit down, she would sit right next to me and give me her paws 😀
      She kinda knows how to lay down already, but was giving me hard time with the paw for some reason.

    • şķąţęŕ Bøi

      Beleth ,i have a German Shepherd and hes soooo smart, he taught himself “paw” and how to open and close doors, its insane

  3. Dinkay

    wut if me dog don’t got no legs tho?

    • Jen Phua

      Nvm you say no leg I thought you say no hand

    • alyssa conrad

      Dinkay I

    • duh_ emi

      Dinkay 😂

    • harrypotterandcrew

      Dinkay aw 😍😍😍

    • Houssem Ben Malek

      Cheers for this, I have been researching “train your dog behave” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Biyiden Yonsabella Review – (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my mate got cool results with it.

  4. J Army

    My dog just keeps licking my hand

    • Bryson Hirt

      Same

    • Ivy V

      J Army sameee

    • Audrey Wagner

      J Army my dog was doing the same or just shrugging back so I put it where he couldn’t get it with his mouth so he’d have to paw which is right under his neck. He can only look down but not grab them and that got him to actually lift his paw

    • tupac shakur

      Dumbass dog

    • John Beasley

      Ya it doesn’t work😒

  5. Paulie

    What if the dog is german and doesn’t understand english. Oh no.. 🙁

  6. Yasmine Higgins

    This worked on my cat!

  7. FreakyNightmare

    This was great! My other chihuahua learned it in few seconds. The other one raped my hand..

  8. Envy Shiny Hunter

    B-but what if you have a corgi that can’t even reach your hands…

  9. yeah that didnt go so well my dog just bit my hand lol

  10. Shuffling Fate

    couldn’t get my lil chihuahua to do it but this worked thank you so much!

  11. Band Nerd

    “When his paw touches my paw..”
    WTF? HUMANS DO NOT HAVE PAWS.

  12. Kaylabayla

    So my dog just blankly stares at me while salivating everywhere. There’s like 5 minutes of just awkward staring and him not getting it each time until I just decide to grab his paw myself and say good job… Help.

    • CherryFuz Z

      That’s me except my dog tries to run me over to get the treat😂

  13. KittyKatieKins

    my dog just eats my hand

  14. ToyBoatt 10

    Instructions unclear my hand ended up in his butt😡😡😡

  15. nida zor

    My dog just stared at mee

  16. Its all good until your dog bites your hand like mine did!

    Unfortunately all these videos are the same as they show very well behaved dogs who can already do the trick/task. It would be good if they showed what its really like with an untrained dog.

  17. Robert Heath

    I was mauled by my dog because I used real bacon..

  18. piggy

    I want to teach it to my dog but she’s already 3 can I still teach her😕

  19. Mai Dude

    I taught my dog how to shake my hand and now he hits people when he wants something :/

  20. Lucas MacDonald

    Training your dog to give paw 2:23 seconds.

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