I am not alone here. The topic even popped up in a dog advice column in the UK, where they have tips for getting your puppy used to paw-touching from the beginning. You can play some games, touch paws in nice ways, and teach shake/high five to make paw touching a normal thing. For help learning shake/ high five, be sure to check out my earlier Training Tip Tuesday post on the topic.
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