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Q: I have 6 dogs of which 2 will not allow me to clip their nails. Any suggestions?

March 13, 2008 | By Debbie | 9 answers | Expired: 2402 days ago

One is Dalmatian mix about 65 lbs and the other about 17 lbs.

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Sthurby
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Mar 14, 2008

Get them use to you touching their paws start slow and easy. Use the command "let me see" then touch their ears use same command. then the teeth same sommand. Then after a few days of this rub your finger between the toes and you "see." Some dogs aren't raised as pups and the neuriological filling is whjat they don't like. It isn't natural to them to feel this on their feet. Work with them and eventually they will submit to the process.

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Lisa
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Mar 13, 2008

It's very hard to say how to make them like something they haven't liked so far, but make sure they let you touch there paws even when you are not going to clip them. If you make it so that they can pick up the trend with touching paws and clipping nails, they will never like it. But if you try and get them to get used to you grabbing their paws randomly and a lot, they should grow to have less of a problem with it... I hope that helps!

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TeriWarner
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Mar 13, 2008

IN MY EXPERIENCE YOU JUST HAVE TO EARN THEIR TRUST. MAKE IT A NORMAL ACTIVITY TO PLAY WITH THEIR FEET THEN WORK INTO IT

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