Betsy is a bit odd in the paw department. Playing outside, even for up to 10 hours a day, does NOT wear her claws down. At all. I don't understand it as this is not an issue with either Rowdy or Molly. Ok......that's just odd, and not really the problem. lol Her claws can get you...sharp things even after clipping and filing. BUT her pads are rough and so scratchy that even if she just puts her paw on you, if it's an area of bare skin it hurts. I'm wondering if this hurts her? She doesn't act like it. But it sure does us. Any suggestions? I've never run in to this issue with any other dog, and I've had many of them over the years. Again, Rowdy and Molly don't have this problem. Just Betsy. Even her mother didn't have this issue.........although she did have the claw thing where they don't wear down. Like I said, doesn't seem to bother her....but it is uncomfortable for us, cuz she likes to put her paw on you when you pet and love on her.