Begin paw training with treats as rewards. Encourage your dog to offer their paw in exchange for a tasty treat. Positive reinforcement is essential.
A clear command like 'Paw' or 'Shake.' Consistency in your chosen command word will help your dog learn the trick faster.
Guide your dog's paw with your hand initially. Gently lift their paw while giving the command. Be patient and allow them to understand the action.
Reward your dog immediately when they offer their paw as per your command. Timing is crucial for reinforcing the desired behavior.
Encourage your dog to offer both paws, not just one. This adds variety to the trick and keeps your dog engaged.
Repetition is key. Practice the 'Give Paw' command regularly to reinforce the trick. Make it a fun and bonding experience.
Never force your dog's paw into your hand. This can create fear or discomfort. Always use positive reinforcement and patience