Celebrating your dog for being the amazing pet he is can be as easy as a fun and fantastic high five. Anytime your dog does something really cool, or anytime he's just a good boy, you can give him a high-five to celebrate. Training a high-five is not much different from training your dog to give you his paw, but instead of shaking hands you will give high-fives. Your dog will be the cool kid on the block when he knows how to give a high-five in celebration. Imagine sitting with your dog on the couch watching the big game then turning to your buddy and saying, ‘high five’ and getting that celebratory high-five from your dog when your favorite team wins. Your dog is your best friend, so teach him to celebrate all of life's wins with you.
Training high five is a pretty simple trick to do. You're going to want to your dog to already know basic commands. Keep your sessions short and simple. To teach high five, your dog needs to know when he is celebrating something really cool. So put him in different scenarios where he can feel your excitement and celebrate with you. Teaching your dog to do a high five with anyone makes for a fun trick to show your friends and neighbors. You can teach a dog at any age to high five. It's a pretty simple trick that will require small training sessions with little distractions and lots of repetition. Be sure to offer your dog tasty treats such as cheese or hot dogs to teach this trick. This is a trick that celebrates, so give your dog something to celebrate like an extraordinary treat.
To train high fives with your dog, you're going to need high-value treats. These treats will entice and encourage your dog to do well. Schedule short training sessions with your dog with few distractions around so he can focus on celebrating and practicing how to give a high five. Be patient with this one, especially if your dog understands the 'shake' or 'give me your paw' commands. They can easily be confused.