Posted by: goclickchallenge | March 19, 2010

Week 12, Beckett


My dog is already used to having his paws touched and handled so I am working on using a dremel to trim his nails, I’m trying to use the clicker to keep my dog on his side while I dremel his nails, so at first I’m just clicking and treating for him remaining on his side while the dremel is on, then clicking and treating while he continues to stay on his side while the dremel is near his paw, then clicking and treating when his paw is touching the dremel (but not the rotary part) then finally clicking and treating when the rotary file touches his nail. I’m not as great of clicker trainer as I’d like to be so some of my click timing is a little off, luckily he still figured out that what I wanted was for him to remain still. Eventually we worked up to clicking for each nail he stayed still for. Here are the instructions for using a dremel to do your dogs nails. http://www.dremel.com/en-us/customerservice/ManualsAndLiterature/Documents/DogNailGroomingInstructions.pdf I use the dremel
on low and only let it touch his nail for a second at a time so as not to heat up.


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  1. My dog is already used to having his paws touched and handled so I am working on using a dremel to trim his nails, I’m trying to use the clicker to keep my dog on his side while I dremel his nails, so at first I’m just clicking and treating for him remaining on his side while the dremel is on, then clicking and treating while he continues to stay on his side while the dremel is near his paw, then clicking and treating when his paw is touching the dremel (but not the rotary part) then finally clicking and treating when the rotary file touches his nail. I’m not as great of clicker trainer as I’d like to be so some of my click timing is a little off, luckily he still figured out that what I wanted was for him to remain still. Eventually we worked up to clicking for each nail he stayed still for. Here are the instructions for using a dremel to do your dogs nails. http://www.dremel.com/en-us/customerservice/ManualsAndLiterature/Documents/DogNailGroomingInstructions.pdf I use the dremel on low and only let it touch his nail for a second at a time so as not to heat up.

  2. Great video and great description! Thanks for sharing details on your process, this can be very useful for others!


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