stressfree toenail trimming

Discussion in 'Dog Health Care' started by smkie, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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  2. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    i really really really really really wish more people would be motivated enough to teach their dogs to accept nail trimming. it sure would make my life as a vet tech a whole lot easier. instead, we have to rely on restraint, muzzles, and sedatives to accomplish it with many dogs. it's ridiculous.

    mushroom would fight and mouth over nail trims when i first had him. now he lays on his side and allows me to trim all his nails without a hassle. he doesn't *like* it, but he knows the routine and that there will be cookies involved. it really wasn't that hard to teach him, it just required that i actually make the effort and do it.
     
  3. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I do it while the dogs are sleeping lol.... they never fidget.
     
  4. Xerxes

    Xerxes Mr Poopy

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    I worked with my boy alot...heck if he comes into the bathroom while I'm "occupied" I'll pull up a paw and start trimming. He doesn't seem to mind.
     
  5. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    Baxter hated it too--but I pretty much did what the article says..and it works. He doesn't like it, but we get it done!
     
  6. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    hehe glad I am not the only one.
     

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