A Dog Training Guide will help you and your family spend great days together. In this article, we will discuss 5 tips for starting training a puppy. Keep in mind that the most important thing you should have as a pet owner in dog training is patience and patience. In no way should any of the training methods harm the animal. No effective learning can come from causing harm and harsh punishments. In all stages of dog training, be sure to use their name, for example, “Sit, Jimmy,” “Eat, Jimmy.”


1- Shake Hands:

Handshake is a relatively easy trick for starting training a puppy and most of them learn it quickly. It is also the basic training for some other tricks like high five, left hand and right hand, goodbye greeting, ball play or fetch, etc. So try to teach this command correctly to your dog.

When the puppy is sitting, sit facing it and hold a treat as encouragement in one hand. With your other hand, gently touch the puppy’s hand from the elbow towards the paw in a petting motion and slowly move it upwards.

The amount you lift the puppy’s hand should not be higher than the elbow of your other hand. At this time, say the puppy’s name and “give paw” command together and give the treat with your other hand. Repeat this movement several times in a row. After a short time, when your hand touches the puppy’s elbow, the puppy will lift its hand and place it on your other hand.

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Note: start training a puppy, for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day. 

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2- Greeting:

Lifting the paw for greeting is a very fun trick. Dogs that have well learned the previous training will learn to do this trick very quickly.

Initially give the sit command, when the dog sits, sit facing the dog and place a treat between your fingers. At first, bring your palm close to the dog’s snout and then higher above the snout in front of the dog’s forehead, without any command, hold it there. The dog knows from previous training that if its paw touches your palm, it will get the treat. For this reason, it lifts its paw to touch your hand. At this time, give the dog the command “greeting” and before its paw touches your hand, give it the treat. In later stages, increase your distance from the dog and you can stand. 

Note: start training a puppy, for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day.


3- Goodbye, bye-bye:

Shaking the paw for saying goodbye will be an impressive trick for starting training a puppy. If your dog has well learned the previous training, learning this trick will not be difficult for it at all.

For this pet training, act like greeting the dog initially. Hold the hand that has the treat between the fingers in front of the dog and before the dog’s paw touches your hand, gently shake your palm (like saying bye-bye) and say the bye-bye command. As the dog lifts its paw towards your hand, shake your hand slightly and reward the dog immediately with the treat when it understands the hand-shaking motion. Repeat this a few times daily so that the dog associates the handshake with the command and reward.

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4-Clapping hands

Performing this trick by dogs is very impressive and will impress others. In this training, the dog sits on its back legs and claps its hands.

Initially hold the treat above the dog’s head. When the dog sits on its back legs, and moves the treat slightly forward, the dog will try to guide the treat towards its mouth with its hands, causing its paws to tap together. At this point, give the “clap” command and give the dog the treat. 

Note: start training a puppy, 5 to 10 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day for one week.


5- Kiss

First, apply a small amount of cream cheese to your cheek or hand, then give the command for the dog to sit and position yourself in front of the dog while seated. When the dog brings its snout close to that area of your body, give the command “kiss” and when the dog licks your face, reward the animal with a treat. In the subsequent stages, there is no need for cream cheese. Just bring your face close to the dog’s snout and give the command for it to lick. The dog will then lick your face.

Note: start training a puppy, for 2 minutes, 3 times a day, for 1 week.

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