The 5-months-old Shih Tzu puppy in this video is shaking hands with his human. And he has mastered the art. This puppy lives in Bali. It’s just lovely watching this cute, fluffy puppy learn a new skill. Sometimes I wonder how dogs learn commands. I assume they recognize the sound, then associate it with an action that the trainer demonstrates to them. Then there are times when dogs have not learned the words at all, or when someone speak to them in a language they have not heard before. Yet they respond as expected. How does that happen? I remember a beagle-foxhound who grew up with only one language. One day someone was visiting who spoke another language, and told him to come to her (without using any hand gesture.) The dog went to her. How did that happen? Was it in the tone of voice and the expectation in the voice?
Enjoy watching this Shih Tzu puppy mastering the art of handshake.