Week Three: Up!
After teaching your dog how to put their front paws up on an object, it’s time to move on to getting their back legs in on the action as well!
After giving the command of “Paws Up” hold the treat once again just in front of their nose and move it slowly away from them so they start to reach forward.
If they move their back legs slightly as they try to get the treat, reward! If they move a back leg and put it up on the object, reward!!! If they hop up onto the object with both back legs, reward!!!!!
Practice this over and over until your dog is able to hop up with a quick command of up. The important thing to make sure is that you distinguish between just wanting their front paws up, and the whole body, so make sure you practice both smile emoticon
We’d love to see some photos of your dogs showing us their Up skills!