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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Bequavious
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Paw Targeting GENTLY??

So we just started paw targeting yesterday with a tupperware lid. I started with it at floor level and moved to holding it in my hand, but instead of gently touching the lid with her paw, she bats at it with force and enthusiasm. Since she's just starting to understand what I want her to do, is it too early to try to shape for gentleness? Her aim is a little off too, and my wrist can't take much more abuse. Is there another way to encourage gentleness without making her give up the game?
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