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Turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. You just need these Howcast videos, which include advice on how to train a puppy.
You Will Need
- A crate
- A screwdriver
- A soft towel or blanket
- Two dog toys
- 1/2 gal. Pet carrier water bottle
- 12 dog treats or biscuits
Get them to sit
While looking at your dog, give the command for 'sit.' While their backside and rear legs are touching the ground, they should be putting their weight on their front legs.
Extend your hand
While maintaining eye contact, give the command 'shake hands,' extend your hand, and touch their right front paw.
Raise the paw
If your dog doesn’t raise their paw, lift it for them. Repeat this step until your dog raises their paw on their own. Reward your dog with a treat and words of praise such as 'good boy!' or 'good girl!'
After your dog correctly responds to the 'shake hands' command six times with one paw, repeat the steps with the other paw. For this variation of the trick, use the command 'other paw,' reinforcing the correct response with a treat and praise.
Try it out
Try it out with friends, neighbors, and even passersby while out walking with your dog. It never fails to impress!