Thanks I'll try that tomorrow! （＾∇＾）Have you tried shaping? For a start, click and treat for the slightest paw movement. Doesn't need to be an up motion, just mark any movement. Eventually she'll get the idea that the more she moves her paw the more clicks and treats she gets. Then it's just a matter of c/ting her for movements in an upward direction.
If you've never done any clicker/marker training before, you'll need to load the clicker. Basically this means sitting in front of the dog, clicking and feeding, click and feed, do this about 30 or 40 times so she *knows* when she hears that click, a treat is coming.
We didn't use the clicker but ....
I've tried two things so far:
>>>>>1. Lifting her left paw<<<<< while saying the cue word and giving her a treat.
2. Placing a dog treat in my hand to see if she'll paw at it.
What happened with method 1:
She would stare at me then lean an put her paw back on the ground and just seemed confused.
What happened with method 2:
Toasty doesn't like moving; unless the activity is rolling in the dirt, eating or watching other dogs (yes, she likes to watch dogs play, specifically big dogs. She doesn't like small dogs and ignores them) so she won't paw at the treat in my hand or even lick it.