Kids and Dogs: Shake

What you will need:

Handful of treats (We used Dr. Harvey’s Coconut Smiles)
A Dog 
And your kids (and if you don’t have any- well you’ve just got a great trick)

Instructions

1.Cue your dog to sit.

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2.Take his paw in your hand and move it up and down. As you are moving it up and down say “shake.” You may have to help your child, depending on age. My son, Anthony, is teaching Boy “shake” today. He is five and needed a little assistance. 

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3.Deliver a treat. My son is more comfortable with putting the treats on the floor in front of the dog and that’s okay. Other children will be comfortable handing the dog a treat. And if you couldn’t tell, Boy sure does love his Coconut Smile treats! Yum yum!

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4.Continue to repeat this in 1 minute sessions for the next few days.

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5. On third day of training, hold out your hand and say “shake.” See what your dog does. If he puts his paw in your hand, he’s got it! Praise and deliver a treat. Repeat this for several sessions.

Let us know how it goes for you and your dog! What do your kids enjoy best about teaching shake or other tricks?

PS. If you want to try out Boy’s favorite treat, save 10% by using code: MH117

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BLOG WRITTEN BY MICHELLE HUNTTING
BUILDING THE BRIDGE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DOG AND PET GUARDIAN.
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2 thoughts on “Kids and Dogs: Shake

  1. michellehuntting says:

    Hello Patsy! Thank you for leaving a comment. I would suggest starting with the basics like sit, down, stay, leave it, and come. I have blogs covering most of these cues. If you look to the right there is a search bar, so please feel free to search for any topic that you would like to focus more on. I also have several books that I have written and have youtube channel with more information. You can visit my website, http://www.michellehuntting.com to check all of that out as well. Happy Training! -Michelle

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