“Give a Paw”

Snow and ice will soon be here. If your dog does not like to have his paws wiped, now is the time to start teaching him to enjoy it – before you actually need to do it!

If your dog knows “give a paw”, ask for “paw”, do a quick wipe with a towel, then treat. Gradually increase the length of time you are holding his paw and wiping. Begin practicing with one paw only. Do a different paw the next day and build up to being able to do all 4 in one session.

End each practice before the pup stops enjoying it.  Even a few seconds without pulling away is good!


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