How to Teach a Puppy to the High Five? As I have often said, basic obedience is essential to train a puppy. With basic obedience, you will not only strengthen your leadership role but also strengthen the bond between the two and increase security and trust in the dog.
Commands such as “sit,” “stand up,” “lie down,” etc. These are basic obedience commands, but there are other types of commands that we might call tricks to help your pup learn and trust you.
One of these tricks is “high five.” How to Teach a Puppy to the High Five?
By following these simple Guidelines for High Five Puppy
- Choose a quiet place with no distractions so your pup can focus on learning your teachings.
- Practice this exercise daily, in sessions of 5 minutes maximum, until the puppy has integrated the learning.
- Stand at your pup’s height, put a treat in your hand (a dog treat, a piece of cheese, a piece of ham, etc.), close it, and let the pup sniff your fist.
- Then put the pup down, take another treat, open your hand and let him approach while saying “high five.”
- Repeat the process several times. The puppy must hear “high five” simultaneously as he eats the reward and praise from you (your energy is noticeable).
- With each command, raise your fist a little more so that the puppy is forced to raise its paw to lower your hand. It’s very positive and the beginning of him learning how to do a high five.
- There will come a time when your hand will come higher than his head, so he will have to raise his leg more. This is the time to use both hands: one to clap and the other to reward him.
- Do not be in a hurry to teach. Gradually and with patience, remember that in sessions of no more than 5 minutes.
This trick is simple to teach and teach, so go ahead and train your puppy with simple tricks.