Tip of the Day: Associating Touch with Things he/she Enjoys.
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It is important to practice touching your dog all over its body. If you do this the right way it can make your dog enjoy being touched just about everywhere! But why is this important? This is important because the last thing you want is for someone to come up to your dog and randomly touch the wrong spot, which could result in a bite. Places that dogs are typically sensitive about are their feet, ears, muzzles, and genitalia.
What I recommend doing is one of two things. First you can try grabbing a spoonful of peanut butter and have the dog lick it while you touch everywhere. This will condition your dog to enjoy being touched in these spots. I recommend starting off with less sensitive areas like the top of the back and then slowly moving toward the more sensitive spots. Secondly, you can practice touching the sensitive areas, and then follow it with a treat. (Be cautious with this and make sure that you are using a super high value treat.)
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