A couple of weeks ago Hanna let me grind her nails without too much resistance . A few days ago we tried again and even less resistance . We even had her paws in front of her .
Boy did I throw a party each time! She knows how happy it made me.
About 4 months ago she would scream and fight me when Id try to clip her nails . So I had to take her to Pet smart . The woman there could do very little and said I'd have to have a Vet put her under. Her nails continued to get longer.
I took her back to Pet smart another time and Three women were able to get two paws done . Another attempt a month later and Two women were able to get two paws done .
So When she let me do It I was beside myself !
This is a major trust break through for us . Hanna is turning out to be more than I could hope for in so many areas.
So don't give up when they are the most resistant.
Congrats! I know the feeling. We hit the same milestone this week. After weeks of playing with our pups paws, I was finally able to trim them myself this weekend. He cried a bit, but nothing like before.
Which is why as a breeder I start using a Dremel on my puppies from the very beginning. I have a special low power battery driven Dremel that works well for puppies. When they go home the owners get a dremeling lesson if they don't know how to use one. I even had a few bring puppies back a couple of times until they got comfortable doing nails themselves.
This is one of the best articles I have found on dremeling. I don't clip mine at all, but use a dremel once a week to keep my dogs nails short.