About this course
This class will go over the process of teaching your dog how to stay still during nail trims, how to trim nails correctly and safely, and how to teach your dog to actually enjoy nail trims. A major focus of this class is on building consent, meaning teaching dogs that they can say yes (or no) to getting their nails trimmed. Giving dogs the power of choice in grooming situations goes a long way towards building confidence for our dogs, building positive feelings into grooming and handling, and most importantly in preventing situations where our dogs feel the need to bite. I will also go in depth into what the structure of nails actually looks like, how to trim nails to avoid the quick, and how to trim nails to recede the quicks (if you're trying to shorten your dog's nails but the quicks are long). Many of the concepts from this class can be applied to other aspects of grooming as well, such as combing, tooth brushing, paw cleaning, and more!
Dogs that are appropriate for this class: dogs of all ages from puppy to senior are appropriate for this class. While we will go over how to prevent bites and set our dogs up for success, I would recommend working privately with a trainer if your dog has a significant bite history related to grooming or handling.