The Handshake is one of the cutest yet easiest tricks to teach your pup. Anyone who sees that your dog can do this simple trick will surely be impressed!
Here's 3 simple steps how you can train your Yorkie how to do the handshake trick:
1. Hide a treat in your right hand and lower it to the ground in front of your pup. Encourage him to get it using his paw, not his mouth. When he lifts his paw off the ground to get the treat, reward him.
2. Slowly raise your right hand and reward your dog with treats continuously as his paw follows your hand. Repeat this step until his paw reaches chest height.
3. Once he gets familiar with raising his paw to reach your hand, try standing up and extending your right hand towards your dog. Say "shake" and when your pup extends his paw, support it with your hand and reward him with a treat.
When it comes to training a dog, manage your expectations - he won't learn overnight. Be patient and always reward him with a treat for a job well done!