Begin by reinforcing basic commands like "sit" and "stay" to establish a foundation for teaching your dog the paw-shaking technique.
Encourage your dog's efforts with praise, treats, or a favorite toy to create positive associations with the desired behavior of shaking paws.
Show your dog the action by gently lifting their paw and providing a verbal cue, ensuring they understand the desired movement.
Reward successful attempts at shaking paws promptly to reinforce the behavior and motivate your dog to repeat the action consistently.
Incorporate regular practice sessions into your routine to help your dog become familiar with the shaking motion and reinforce their understanding of the command.
Understand that learning takes time and patience. Stay consistent in your training approach and avoid becoming frustrated if progress is gradual.
Introduce a specific verbal command, such as "shake" or "paw," to signal to your dog that you want them to offer their paw for shaking.
Refrain from forcing your dog's paw into your hand. Instead, encourage them gently and patiently until they offer their paw willingly.