Have you tried putting the paint on a flat surface on the floor and laying the painting down on the floor for the pawtograph? Then she could do a step into the paint and a step with the painted paw and it might not seem as scary. You could also maybe paint her paw with the paint and then ask her to step on the painting. (A trick within a trick, lol! )Haha, sure!!! I have to teach her not to be scared of putting her paw in the paint, LOL. Her pawtographs don't look so good, yet.