Treating your dog as a pampered pet is the way to go to show him how much you care. Giving your dog a spa treatment at home is not only fun and rewarding for both of you but can also be beneficial in many ways. Show your dog just how much you love him by treating him like the pampered pooch he is. Build the bond between the two of you by spending time with him, from exercising and working out all the way through grooming, drying and brushing then ending with a fabulous treat together.
Pooches love to be pampered. He might love the massage and games and all the fun bonding, but he might be a little apprehensive about the bathing and the nail clipping. Even if your pampered pooch doesn't enjoy the pedicure as much as you do, you can still make your at-home spa day together incredibly enjoyable.
We rescued her and have had her for nearly 6 months, and she's never had her claws cut. When she got it professionaly done she tried to bite the groomer. So we brought clippers yourself and tried to cut her nails but she refuses. What would you recommend doing?
Hi Abbigale, little Pumpkin does have long nails, I agree. A danger with long nails is the chance of breakage and injury and as well, the dew claw can sometimes turn and make its way into the skin. I would call the vet and ask their opinion; they may suggest bringing her there as the vet and vet tech will be able to do the job quickly and safely (and if sedation is necessary, they may decide upon that). Or, you can ask the vet or at the dog park if anyone knows of a groomer who specializes in fearful dogs. In the meantime, when Pumpkin is snuggling with you, make a habit of touching her feet now and then. Give her a few seconds foot massage each day to get her used to having her feet touched. All the best!
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