This one’s pretty easy! Of course, if your dog doesn’t know the basics yet- you should start their first!
1. First have your dog sit.
2. Say something like, “Shake Hands” or “Give me paw” and take your dog’s paw.
3. Hold her paw, and say “Good girl!”
4. Let go of her paw.
Remember, repetition is key here! You need to practice for a few minutes every day.
As your dog gets better at these steps, you can start to say “shake hands” or “give me paw” without taking her paw. See if she raises her paw on her own.
If your pup doesn’t get it right away, keep practicing! Don’t give up because it’s only a matter of time until she will shake hands with you!