Handling and Grooming Your Canine Companion
I imagine that the sound of the grooming Dremel used to trim dogs nails is similar to what some of us may think of the dentist drill. The sounds are similar and can be equally terrifying. It is understandable why many of our pups find getting their nails trimmed to be unpleasant. Unfortunately, many dogs do not like their feet touched even without a Dremel or nail trimmers. In the video below you will notice that our Chobani hears the sound of the Dremel and actually comes running to the grooming table. We have taught him that getting his nails trimmed equates to great things. As a result, he is not just willing but eagerly wants to be groomed.
It is also possible that some dogs are not comfortable being handled by a veterinarian and staff. For some pets this can be an uncomfortable and frightening experience. This can be especially true if your pet is not feeling well. It is difficult for medical staff to diagnose or treat your pup if they can not get near him. While muzzle training can be part of the equation, we believe it is also important that your canine companions feel being examined by your veterinarian or groomer is a positive experience. One very easy thing you can do is bring your canine companion to the veterinarian or groomer for special treats and depending on the dog, perhaps pets. This could be a first step to getting your canine companions comfortable with grooming and handling.