If you’ve already mastered the high-five trick before, you won’t have a hard time with this one either. But if not, do not worry, dogs will soon get a feel for this one.
👉 Grab a treat and have your dog sit in front of you.
👉 Lift up and give her one of your legs and ask him for high-five, as if you were just asking for it in your hand. If she succeeds, praise and reward.
👉 Then raise your other leg and ask the same.
👉 If it’s going well up to this point, instruct the doggie to stay, step back a bit and repeat the previous steps, but this time don’t stretch your legs anymore and immediately praise her if he raises hers too.
👉 You can reward any small step at the beginning of the exercise, but gradually aim for her to raise the same leg you raised, as if it were a mirror game.
👉 Don’t just use right-left-right-left shifts, sometimes raise the same leg twice to make her keep an eye on you, so don’t automate the movement.
👉 It is not necessary to assign a command word for this task.
👉It helps if you use a clicker to confirm even smaller steps quickly and accurately.