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Teach a dog to feel good being handled

This is how you teach a dog to feel good about being handled.
Make being touched a predictor of good things – in this case, steak is the good thing (lucky dog!)

#1 – charge a marker word (or clicker) 

#2 – gentle hands on the dog (if they flinch, change your approach)

#3 – mark and reward whilst your hands are on the dog

#4 – when appropriate, introduce cues for each part of the dog

💡💡💡#tips …want to make your dog happy with you opening their mouth? People tend not think about this until they have to shove a pill down their dog’s throat. I frequently open my dogs mouth and put a super tasty treat in there…voila, they’re cool with having their mouths opened.

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