8 Hand Signals to Train Your Dog

Learn these 8 hand signals to train your dog and improve obedience and strengthen your bond with your furry friend today!

Dogs Interpret Hand Signals Better Than Verbal Commands

Dogs communicate with each other using physical gestures in their day-to-day interactions, so it makes sense that they would also respond better to hand signals during training sessions.

• Hold your hand open with the palm facing up, then move it upward.  This signals your dog to sit down.


• Extend your arm with an open palm facing your dog and hold it steady.  This indicates that your dog should stay in place.


• Stretch out your arm toward your dog and motion them to come to you using a sweeping motion.


• Point your hand down with the palm facing the ground.  This signals your dog to lie down.


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