17. Say prayers
If your dog does not already know how to give his paw or beg, start by teaching these basic steps first.
Once your dog knows how to raise his front paws in a sitting position, extend your arm so that he rests his paws on your forearm.
It may take a few sessions to get this right. As soon as your dog puts his paws on you, immediately praise and reward him.
Spend some time allowing your dog to feel comfortable in this position before proceeding to the next step. Once your dog has mastered the first step, command him to place his paws on your arm, and then hold a treat in front of his nose. Slowly lower the treat underneath your arm so that your dog lowers his head until it is between his paws and underneath your arm.
If he attempts to take his paws from your arm, remove the treat, and start again from the beginning. You may need to adjust your dog’s paws on your arm so that he has space to lower his head between them.