- Stand facing your dog. They should be sitting, facing you.
- Hold a few treats in one hand behind your back or high up against your chest away from the dogs nose. With a small motion, extend the empty hand, flat with palm-down, toward your dog.
- Stop approximately two inches below and slightly to the side of her nose; keep the hand still most dogs will immediately sniff an offered hand. If your dog does not, rub a bit of strong-smelling treat on the back of your fingers and try again.
- At the exact moment your dog’s nose touches your hand, say, “Yes!” and reward her with a treat and praise”
#if the dog seems uninterested she may not be hungry, may be tired, food isn't interesting enough
- If your dog stops and stares at your hand but does not touch it, bring the hand behind your back and present it again, slightly closer to her nose. Or play it sneaky—reach into your pocket as though searching for something, then bring the hand out again.
- Once your dog is successfully touching your hand, place it in various positions above, below and to the sides of her so she has to reach just a bit further to touch it