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 a terrier behavior specialist who has been conducting live online sessions and behavior consultations for nearly a decade. Emma shares her life with her Welsh Terrier, Miles. When Miles was young he was deemed "impossible to train" by a veterinarian and several trainers, who recommended resorting to old punishment-based methods. The quest to figure out how to work terriers in new and different ways became Emma's passion. Miles is Emma's trusted copilot, has set many performance records for terriers, and best of all, helps Emma coach others on how to share absolutely wonderful lives with their terriers.
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