Sometimes teaching a dog how to "shake," "dance," "roll over" or "howl" is a fun way for your child to spend quality time with their dog. Rewards, effusive praise and repetition are the only ways your pooch will learn tricks.
One of the easiest to teach is the canine handshake. Once your dog is in the sitting position, grab its paw and say "paw." Give them a treat. After a few times of doing this, the dog will do it automatically every time you ask [source: Dog Training Guide]. Giving kisses is also nice, although some dogs will do it without even thinking. Put a bit of peanut butter on your face and say "kiss." They'll understand the command in no time [source: Dog Training Guide].