Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Hi! I have Baxter, a Teddybear Goldendoodle who just turned one last month. Almost from the time he came home at 8 weeks, we've been trying to teach him how to give us his paw to shake or high 5, to no avail! It made no sense! He was super intelligent, always wants to please, saw our lab shake paw a zillion times, seemed so advanced in so many ways, yet this one simple command was just never understood! Recently a friend told me that dogs can have a dominant paw the way a person can have a dominant hand, and to try asking for the other paw! Instead of asking for the right paw, as usual, I asked for the left and it was like magic! The left paw comes up immediately! And consistently! Just when I thought he'd NEVER learn to do it, he finally can! I never would have guessed that the problem was he was simply left-pawed!