Hand Signals for Dogs That You Can Teach Your Pup
Sit: Raise your hand with your palm facing upward and move it upward. This gesture signals your dog to sit.
Stay:Extend your arm with your palm facing your dog and hold it steady. This indicates that your dog should stay in place.
Lie Down:Extend your arm downward toward the ground. Your dog will learn to associate this with lying down.
Come:Extend your arm outward, palm facing your body, and make a sweeping motion toward your chest. Encourage your dog to come to you.
Wait:Raise your hand in a stop signal, palm facing your dog. This instructs your dog to pause or wait.
Down (Off):Point your index finger downward to the ground. This gesture can signal your dog to get off furniture or stay down.
Heel:Hold your hand next to your leg with your palm facing your body. This indicates that your dog should walk closely beside you.
Quiet (Stop Barking):Hold your index finger to your lips. This signifies that your dog should stop barking.
Spin/Twirl:Extend your arm outward and make a circular motion. This is a fun command for your dog to spin around.
Shake/Paw:Offer your hand with your palm facing upward. Your dog will learn to offer their paw for a shake.