My Pet: Continue your dog’s training with shaping techniques

Austin Animal Center takes in scared animals
This four-year-old girl ended up at the Austin Animal Center after a storm on April 14, 2014. (Photo: Austin Animal Center)

Austin (KXAN) – This week’s My Pet serves as an extra chapter to last week’s about teaching your dog to shake hands.

Once your dog catches on to that trick, you can now begin to shape him or her into learning others. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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