cutting toenails

My great pyrenees is 2 yrs old and hates getting his toenails trimmed. He becomes very uncooperative squirming and biting our hands and will not hold still. He is usually very sweet. Was wandering if anyone has any suggestions how to do this with ease? Help!)

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Nov 09, 2015
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Trimming Nails
by: Anonymous

You need to do some counter-conditioning. Nothing like treats to make things better. You must always use patience and consistency.

You may not be able to do all nails in one session. You might start with one nail and great rewards. Next time do 2-3 nails and soon you'll be doing all of them.

http://drsophiayin.com/videos/entry/training_a_dog_to_enjoy_toenail_trims

If you still need help, you might consider bringing in a positive-reinforcement trainer.

If you are in Ontario, here are some approved trainers:

http://www.arfontario.com/EndorsedTrainers.asp



http://www.arfontario.com/EndorsedTrainers.asp

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A slow bribe
by: Anonymous

They have extremely hard nails and thick so a quality clipper is very important. Get yourself a partner and a nice size treat the he loves. Hold it in your hand so he can only nibble at it slowly.This will work as a very nice distraction. As you are distracting him your partner should be trimming his nails. Also walking him on a cement a short bit will help file them after trimming and keep the ones that touch the ground from growing so fast. As to the pet a paw thing my dogs nail just tear them up. Last of all patients is the key and lots of calm reafirming talk.

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