10 Dog Training Hand Signals

Hold your hand up with your palm facing outwards, parallel to the ground.

Sit

Hold your hand up with your palm facing outwards, parallel to the ground.

Stay

Point your hand downward with your palm facing towards the ground.

Down

Extend your arm out with your palm facing towards you, making a sweeping motion towards your body.

Come

Hold your hand at your side with your palm facing your leg.

Heel

Extend your arm out with your palm facing the dog, then make a downward motion with your hand.

Off

Hold your hand up with your palm facing towards the dog, signaling them to pause or stay in their current position.

Wait

Hold out your hand, palm facing up, towards the dog, signaling them to place their paw in your hand.

Shake hands

Extend your arm out with your palm facing towards the dog, then make a pushing motion away from your body.

Leave it

Extend your arm out with your palm facing towards the dog, then make a tapping motion with your hand.

Drop it

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