Shaping Paws-Up

Not only is this a cute trick for your dog to learn, it is also a great way to help them stay fit and can help curb their desire to jump up!

Course Details

In order for your dog to hold one or both of their front paws up, they have to engage several muscles in their neck, shoulders, back and abdomen. Meaning, it can be a good workout for your dog to do this behavior!

Better than that, "Paws Up" is a really cute behavior for a dog to do and most dogs really enjoy doing the behavior itself. You can even weave it into your other training as a reward: do this other thing we are working on well and then we get to do the fun Paws-Up trick!

For those dogs who like to jump up or place their paws on you or something else, training this behavior can actually help to lessen them from doing so! Giving these dogs a proper outlet can mean they will do the unwanted behavior - jumping up or putting their paws on you - less. 

In this 4-week course, we will outline how you can shape your dog to do a "Paws-Up" behavior and how you can integrate it into all of your training. Fun will be had.

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What You Will Need:

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • mat or towel for your dog to lay on
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline

  • One Paw or Two Paws
  • Building the Dog's Strength
  • Keeping it Fun
  • Weaving Paws-Up Into Your Training

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Onwer and Lead Instructor




 AKC Scent Work Judge

 USCSS CSD and Judge

 AKC CGC Evalutor and Instructor

 C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

 Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


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Perfect intermediary

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Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


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Watcher Enrollment

Self-taught option

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NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

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