|Barked: Fri Jun 21, '13 8:52pm PST |
|Moose no longer is fine with me cutting his nails. He isn't a pill about it, but his patience with it is about zero now.
I take a super yummy treat, usually frozen baby food, and let him lick it while I trim his nails. Up until now I've been able to go slow and take slivers off each nail. If he pulled away, I'd move on to another nail and I could normally get his nails trimmed pretty well.
Now, he won't let me snip off even a teeny tiny sliver. No matter what, he just pulls his paws away now and his right paw is totally off limits it seems.
He doesn't get snarky or moody about it, but he just won't let me get any good clips in.
Anything else I can do to possibly get back to him allowing me to clip his nails?
I'm thinking of taking him to my vets to get his nails done.
I used to take Mikey there every 6 weeks and he was a good boy with it.
I'm thinking it'll take at least two people to hold him down, feed him treats and one to do the clipping. Moose isn't well trained to be still.
For those who do grooming/nail clippings on large dogs, how do you go about dealing with a dog that's not comfortable with their nails being clipped?
I'm afraid if they get hold of a quick he'll be a nightmare to deal with. I don't mean aggressive, I mean just a huge 150+ lbs of wiggle worm who won't allow the clipping to continue and any future nail clippings will be a nightmare.
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