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    Trimming my dog's toenails...

    Ever since Blaze (my border collie) was a puppy, he has ALWAYS hated having his nails trimmed!! He won't sit still at all, and even dislikes me touching his paws. I don't know what to do--every time the clippers come out, it's a struggle for both Blaze and me. I've tried having someone hold him, but it's still the same. I think the only thing that'll make him sit still for a LITTLE bit, is if I give him lots of cheese. (otherwise he tries to nip me, in a playful sort of way and run off) Do you have any suggestions on making him less nervous and sit still?
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    Re: Trimming my dog's toenails...

    I am not sure what to tell you since both my dogs
    dislike having their nails trimmed too.
    (I once cut Sheba's quick and that did it for her)

    What I do is sit down on the floor and have the dog
    sit in front of me where my legs actually are on
    each side of them to help keep them
    in place. Or I sit practacally above them and wrap
    myself around one paw/leg.
    I try to be as fast as possible and might not even do
    all their nails in one sitting. I also give them a goodie
    and tell them what good pups they are.

    I use nail clippers, but I have heard other people use
    a tool called a drummel (sp) with great sucess.


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    Buy LOTS and LOTS of cheese,, if it works,, go with it!!!

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    peanut butter on a spoon lol trust me that stuff is a miracle! Ripley is the same way, My BCs have always tolerated it. now blair is a differnt story! lol we picked up some tranqualizer from the vet when Happy was there, because the most we have managed to do at once was 6 nails, that took 3 people, several towls, a pillow, and about an hour.. I really dont care to go through that again!
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    its messy but works..

    Peanut Butter on the fridge


    Lori

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    Do it when he's really sleepy he won't even notice... Befoer you do every once and a while when he'z sleeping touch his feet so he gets used to it then do one and if he wakes stop and go back and do the others later until your all done

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    please go chat at dog games, no one has posted there yet other than me and it would be greatly appreciated if I had someone to talk to, if you got there you are one of the kindest people I know, please go!!






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    No offence but, you shouldn't ask people in other threads to come to dog games... they are here for another reason...

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