My dog(s) let me play with their feet...

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My dog(s) let me play with their feet...
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Sun, 07-24-2005 - 1:01pm

My dog(s) let me play with their feet....



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Registered: 08-05-2003
Sun, 07-24-2005 - 1:38pm

Both my dogs let me touch and pick up their feet.

Vickie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 07-24-2005 - 3:47pm

I always play with the feet and ears when I get new dogs so they get used to it.



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 07-24-2005 - 3:48pm

Both Emmy & Spencer have no problem with me playing with their feet.



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Registered: 11-17-2000
Sun, 07-24-2005 - 10:26pm



Gracie (the tri color) lets me mess with her feet but I got her when she was only 4 months old. Bud was a rescue and he was 3 years old when I got him. He is very sensitive about his feet and it's taken almost 2 years to get him used to me clipping his nails. He was pretty fearful when he came here and to be this trusting now is quite an accomplishment. Sometimes I have to talk to him a bit before he'll let me clip. He also has pretty damaged joints in his knees and his back (neglect when he was young- and they only fed him cat food) so maybe his hesitation is from a bit of pain.



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Sun, 07-24-2005 - 10:41pm

Poor Bud - I know about fearful dogs as Emmy is very fearful even after 5 years.



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Sun, 08-28-2005 - 11:17pm

I chose No Way! But I should say other, as my boy lets me do anything to him. He doesnt care as long as I dont spray him with a hose, he is happy that Im just paying attention to him. My Rott HATES me to touch her feet. I had to take her to Petsmart to get her claws trimmed and they had 3 of their people, plus me holding her down! She weighs quite a bit, bout 120. Since then, I just throw the ball around on the asphalt for her and she trims her claws herself. I just cant see taking her to the vet to be sedated to get claws trimmed. lol

Courtney

PS I got Dakota when she was 5 weeks old and have been cutting her claws since then. So I have been handling her feet, but once she got big enough to fight back, she decided she didnt want to stand for it anymore. Sometimes I wish I had the quickness of a groomer. Boy when we went to Petsmart, they were done so fast. She got herself all worked up over it all, and they were done fast. Silly girl!




Edited 8/28/2005 11:25 pm ET ET by pre4speed
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Fri, 09-02-2005 - 11:10pm

Hi Courtney - dogs really are funny about their feet.



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Sat, 09-03-2005 - 10:56am

We used to be scared to cut our dogs nails, but now we do it when the nails get long. Boy, Taz's nails look like Freddie Kruger's hand, lol...but one time dh cut Jack's too short and of course he bled a little bit. We're pretty careful now. It's me who is standing back and watching....and is scared my babies will get hurt. ;)


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 09-03-2005 - 12:02pm

I might be more inclined to cut nails on a small dog than my big ones that have very thick nails!



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Registered: 10-05-2000
Sun, 09-04-2005 - 10:08am

And...in the summer I can't wear shorts when I'm sitting in front of the tv. If I do I have to put a towel or blanket on top because Taz's nails are murder on my legs...she jumps on me, and then walks up to my lap LOL


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