As I discuss in my dog nail Dremeling article, Miles does not by nature enjoy having his paws touched. Teaching “shake a paw” has never been high on either of our to-do lists. But with a little thought, I figured out a way to get him comfortable raising and offering his paw for this supposedly simple trick. Now Miles doesn’t mind having his paws touched (and thanks to our beloved Dremel, the dreaded evil backstabbing nail clippers are long gone).
Emma Kesler, CDBC, CPDT-KA is an award winning certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Dog Trainer who has worked exclusively virtually with clients from across the world for the past decade. Emma shares her life with her Welsh Terrier copilot Miles.
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