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Nail trimmings...
So I had at one point been handling my girl's paws all the time and clipping nails once a week, just a slight bit to get her use to it and everything was fine, when suddenly one week I was met with growls and attempted bites mid process. Now I can still handle her paws and things but at times when I have the clippers she starts growling and biting. There are two methods of thoughts and I wanted the opinion of Shikoku owners.
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One is to nicely desensitize them and use treats. Touch a paw, treat, then use the clippers to tap on the nails, treat and build up to actually clipping the nails. This may take weeks to months.
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Second method is to show that growling and biting is not accepted and to get her use to handling by restraining and eventually build up to clipping when she is no longer growling on handling.
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What is your opinion?
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How is nail clipping with your pup, how did you get them use to it?
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Thanks,
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Helen
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