For the 1st year, it was just easier to stop at a groomer, or have the vet, trim nails. I would occupy her, & they trim fast!! I am slower!!
Then when I started, I used high value treats = cut up hotdog, or leftover meat (small) pieces, ect
I had a pile of treats in my pocket/or next to me.
Then I would "megga treat" when touching foot; then megga treats as I held foot, then cut a nail = treats
it was a slower process, with the megga treats, & nail at a time.
It worked, as her focus became the "treats", not what I was doing!
I would trim nails with her lying down, yard, house, & AFTER exercise!!
Now, she is 4 years old, all I have to do is have treats (hot dog pieces, ect) sitting on a plate by her, = her focus is all about that plate, & I trim away!!
Last edited by mtmarabianz; 02-19-2012 at 09:57 PM.