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wont let me touch her feet

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My pup is 6months old. The first time her claws were clipped was at the vets and she was fine with it. The second time a groomer did them. She has never let me clip them, but before the second time she had no problem with me touching her feet. Now she jumps away and gets freaked out and excited whenever I go near them. She was limping a little outside the other day and wouldn't let me look at it.

I am trying to just go slowly, stroking them while I pet her, and I put some peanut butter on a popsicle stick that she licked while I tried to desensitize her a little. She was less jumpy that way, but still constantly pulled her feet away.

Are there any other ways I can try? I am thinking that the groomer was too rough with her and now she is a little traumatized. I wish they had just said that she struggled too much for them to do it and I would have worked with her then taken her back...
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Thanks for the video, it was very useful. I much prefer what was shown in that to the idea of blocking her in a corner and grabbing her paw until she gives in... No offense to the one who suggested that, it is just that I know how sensitive my dog is, and following the instructions you gave will end with her shying away from me every time I move and she will be even more upset with people touching her paws
Don't jump to any conclusions. That isn't fair to say with not knowing.
Your right. But right before she went she had no problem with me touching/holding her feet, and the day after she wouldn't let me near them. But yes, maybe it is just her, I wouldn't put it past her :p
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