This is an easy and fun game to play. We want the puppy to guess which hand we are holding a tiny piece of treat in.
Sit or kneel down on the ground with your pup. Get his attention by showing him that you have a treat.
Once you have his attention, put both hands behind your back, hiding the treat in one of them.
Bring your hands back out in front, with both hands closed and fingers towards the ground. Ask the pup which hand the treat is in. He will paw or lick at one of your hands.
If he is right he gets the treat, if he is wrong, show him the treat and which hand it was in. The pup does not get the treat and you start at the beginning.
This is a game that children can play with adult supervision.
You can easily teach a pup to start to shake a paw by playing this. If he is using his paw to pick the hand, insert the word paw as he gives it to you and treat him.
The pup finds it fun and it makes him use his little doggy brain.