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!)

Comments for cutting toenails

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 09, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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

Nov 09, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Overheating

    Sep 13, 20 06:12 PM

    My Great Pyr 8 month old recently started doggy daycare. Does he need timeouts from the other dogs or will he rest when overheating. Thanks

    Read More

  2. Distress

    Aug 29, 20 08:37 AM

    I have a 12 year old, 125 pound, Male, Great Pyrenees. He is having trouble walking on back legs, gasping for breath frequently, whining and barking

    Read More

  3. Behaviourial Issues - 3 year old

    Aug 28, 20 03:33 PM

    I am hoping that assistance with some behavioral advice and/or resources for recent issues that have occurred in the past month with our Great Pyrenees

    Read More

  4. Milos scares the sneaky person

    Aug 28, 20 10:04 AM

    Milo, He alerted at midnite that on the the porch there was someone there. This was Fourth of July 2020. They were peeking thru the curtain on the front

    Read More

  5. Puppy won't sleep at night

    Aug 27, 20 07:24 PM

    We have a 12 week old Pryenees female and she won't get on our sleeping schedule. We play several times during the day and into the early evening but

    Read More

  6. Boris

    Aug 27, 20 07:16 PM

    WONDERFUL

    Read More

  7. Weight Loss - Nine months old

    Aug 21, 20 06:31 AM

    im deeply concerned for my my 9 month old pyrenees yuki. shes currently sheeding an here lately it looks like shes lost a good mount of weight i feed her

    Read More

  8. Partnership

    Aug 20, 20 11:59 AM

    Can a pyrenees have more than one master?

    Read More