10 Dog Training Hand Signals

Sit: Hand raised with palm facing upward and then brought downward towards the ground to signal the dog to sit.

Stay: Open palm extended towards the dog to indicate they should remain in place.

Lie Down: Arm extended downward towards the ground with palm facing downward to signal the dog to lie down.

Come: Arm extended forward with palm facing inward towards the body and then brought towards the chest to call the dog to come.

Heel: Arm extended alongside the body with palm facing inward towards the leg to indicate the dog should walk close to the handler's side.

Wait: Arm extended in front with palm facing the dog to indicate they should pause or wait.

Leave it/Drop it: Arm extended towards the object with palm facing the dog to signal them to leave or release the item.

Stand: Arm extended in front with palm open and facing upward to indicate the dog should stand on all fours.

Go/Release: Arm pointed in the desired direction with palm open and facing that way to signal the dog to go or be released.

Shake hands/Paw: Hand extended towards the dog's paw with palm presented for the dog to offer their paw for a handshake gesture.

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