How to Teach Your Dog to Wave Goodbye | Dog Tricks

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Learn the best ways to teach your pet dog to wave bye-bye with this Howcast pet dog training video including professional pet fitness instructor Andrea Arden.

Stelle and I are going to show you how to teach your pet to wave good-bye. When teaching this trick, you're going to want to have a remote control to mark when your dog has actually done something proper, in addition to a number of small treats that you can utilize as rewards. Make sure your pet simulates those deals with.

It is simplest to teach your pet to wave goodbye by first teaching them a high 5. Then you can shift over to the wave.

When teaching this, you can begin by holding a treat inside of your hand. A lot of pets will try to paw at something they desire. The minute she does, that's when I'm going to click and then give her the treat.

So I'm attempting to make my timing so that the click happens when her paw's actually touching my hand. If she attempts to do this with both paws, I'm not going to reward. Just if it's with one paw. There.

When your pet dog is doing that consistently, you can switch to an empty hand signal. That means there is no longer a reward in your hand. You can make that hand signal appear like a high 5. Extremely good.

When your pet dog is doing that high 5 easily, you can work on changing to a wave. So this time I'm going to just hold my hand somewhat out of her reach, hopefully catching that wave. So you can see Stelle is trying to reach my hand. Cannot rather, and that's what looks like a wave.

Now I can add on a verbal idea. My verbal idea is going to be the word 'bye'. I'm going to say that when then provide the hand signal. Bye.

With sufficient repeating she will begin waving at me on the verbal cue of 'bye'. Bye.

Which's how you teach your dog the trick of waving bye.


21 Responses to “How to Teach Your Dog to Wave Goodbye | Dog Tricks”

  1. Bikesh Malla

    Jun 11. 2016

    did the camera just zoomed in the waggling tail? BAHHAA funny

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  2. Loo Hoop

    Jul 26. 2016

    I need a clicker

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  3. SimpleVisionVideos

    Sep 08. 2016

    Okay I gotta say that pointing to where the dog had to walk to and then to sit there was really cool, you can just tell her to sit anywhere specifically (@ 2:13 )

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  4. Hermine H

    Sep 15. 2016

    so we have maltese dogs , about 8 months old.

    One of them always looks at us like ‘what are you doing human’ when we are trying to do him tricks XD

    The other is often very hyper, and when trying to teach him tricks, wel he goes into a playful state very quickly! Also when we try to use treats he only focusses on those treats!!

    the commands ‘sit, here, come, stay, no and bench’ they already understand, mostly done without treats just from very young age taught. except bench, they don’t always answer the commands good, or just ignore. How do we perfect these commands?

    Especially ‘here’ and ‘no’? cause when the neighbors get noisy they run to that side of the garden and start barking! only one of them (2) would mostly react to ‘here’, the other just ignores. The barking stopping with ‘no’ doesn’t really work…. How do we teach them these commands when they are in an excited state?

    + how do we teach a dog tricks when he gets hyper the minute you start? or only focusses on the treat?

    + how do you teach a dog tricks, how do you get him interested in what you are asking?

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  5. Floor Floor

    Sep 23. 2016

    There’s dog clicker apps so that’s pretty convenient for y’all but the phone is difficult to control while trying to train

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  6. AnitasHealthBlog

    Oct 10. 2016

    aww look at that little excited tail quiver lol, too cute.

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  7. Amanda Hart

    Oct 21. 2016

    wow this is really cool i tried it on my stadard poodel and i did not have a clicker so i clicked with my mouth but she learened it quick sorry for spelling imma kid

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  8. Jose L. Radillo

    Nov 08. 2016

    It worked

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  9. K.C.T.

    Nov 20. 2016

    what if your dog is scared of a clicker

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  10. pizza monster

    Jan 02. 2017

    my dog loves cheese more than anything

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  11. Mircedric Hintay

    Jan 03. 2017

    Dogs definitely loves cheese I kinda search what dogs love

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  12. Gloria Gronka

    Jan 26. 2017

    Can you make a video on how to teach your dog to smile (show his/her teeth)?

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  13. Gigi Crowley

    Feb 28. 2017

    What do you do if your dog just licks your hand?

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  14. Izzy The Chiweenie

    Mar 02. 2017

    My dog just pounces over to my hand or sits pretty😂😭

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  15. Kennedy Sanders

    Apr 04. 2017

    Thanks I have a talent show At GoodMan Elementary and I need to bring my dog Thanks boo~♡

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  16. claire de vera

    Apr 10. 2017

    she just raised her paw up

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  17. Mari Productions

    Apr 15. 2017


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  18. Rosa Turrubiates

    Jun 15. 2017

    I tried that but my dog is only bitting my hand to try to get the treat out 😭😭😭

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  19. Havaneselover8

    Jul 05. 2017

    “Dogs paw at something they want” my dog paws at the walls when she gets held XD

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  20. PatrickStar Brain

    Jul 16. 2017

    Wow cool

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