So, what is your best and safest tricks at teaching your young'ens to pick up their back feet? I have no problem picking up and holding Image's front feet - her previous owners had already started working on that. But not too much with her back feet. I admit I don't want this to become a fight, and I don't want to be kicked! (ok - I admit it, that is my biggest fear :-[ ). So far she allows me to touch her EVERYWHERE. I even brush and "rub" her all the way down to her feet. She has no problem with that - she stands quite still. I did make my husband > pick up her back feet a few days ago. The left side went ok - the right, not as good. Then, a few days later - she'd have nothing to do with it. But we didn't push it that hard, because she was already wired for sound because she wanted to paly play play..........and we wanted to work, work work. She has a GREAT personality and is pretty trusting I don't want to ruin that! She does not over react to anything! I really don't think I need to 'bully' her into it.......but we need to start working a bit more on this. So ya...............what do you suggest?