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Teach Your Dog How To High Five (VIDEO)

06/12/2012 04:56 EDT
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If you’re looking for ways to impress your crush this summer, your pooch is all you need.

On this week’s “How To,” we tell you how to make your pet the hippest dog on the block.

Teaching dog new tricks has an endless list of benefits. It lets you form a closer bond with your pet that result in better health, flexibility, balance and concentration for your dog, according to Andrea Arden, a familiar face on several Animal Planet shows.

The video below lays out five steps, as well as some targeted tips on teaching your dog how to high five. Spoiler alert: you may learn a few well kept secrets about Dorothy’s iconic pooch Toto from the 1939 classic 'The Wizard of Oz.'

While this video may not make your pet a star overnight like these famous presidential pooches, it is likely that once you implement these lessons, you can count on being lovingly greeted at the end of a long day.

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