How to Teach a Dog to Wipe Their Paws [Video + Steps] | Pupford
July 19th, 2023
Filed under Training
No matter the season or where you live... dogs' paws sure get dirty! Their paws can track a lot into the house, from mud to sand to questionable surfaces and everything in between. It honestly can be really hard to ! But it is doable. One way to help is to teach your dog to wipe their paws when they come inside!
In this quick video, Kaylin shows you how to teach your dog to wipe their paws with a few easy steps.
TEACH A DOG TO WIPE THEIR PAWS VIDEO
TOOLS YOU'LL NEED
🧺 A towel or door mat (without looped threads that your dog’s claws could get stuck on!)
Now, let's look at how to teach this behavior. 👇
STEPS FOR TRAINING A DOG TO WIPE THEIR PAWS
- Place a treat under a towel; mark (click or say “yes”) and reward (give a treat) when your dog digs at the towel
- Encourage your dog to dig at the towel without putting a treat under it; mark and reward!
- When your dog is consistently digging at the towel, add a hand signal and/or verbal cue like “dig” just before they wipe their paws
Make sure you share with us if you teach your dog this trick!
KEEP YOUR DOG'S PAWS CLEAN
"I love that this product has simple ingredients and is so so hydrating! After just one use my husband came home and noted that the dog's paws felt considerably softer! I was even able to use this on my dog's leg after it was shaved for his neuter and was very dry and itchy. Highly recommend this product!"
TEACH A DOG TO WIPE PAWS RECAP
Teaching your dog to wipe their paws not only can keep your house clean, but it can also make for a fun party trick! As a reminder, start small and remember to reward incremental improvements and progress with this trick.
Does your dog know this trick? Tell us when you have your dog do it in the comments!