Pet Parenting: New Tricks for Old Dogs

Home & Family, Pets
on November 10, 2014
Dog Training Tips

You can teach an old dog new tricks. In honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, trainer Samantha DeDivitis of Paws With Manners in Rockland County, N.Y., shares this age-appropriate stunt for young-at- heart pups.

The Wave

(1) Ask your dog to give you her paw using your normal command, such as “shake.”

(2) Follow it up with “wave,” and hold your hand a bit higher than usual. She’ll look like she’s pawing at your hand.

(3) Pull your hand back just before she touches you. Then praise! Eventually, drop the “shake” command.

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