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Verify out this video clip to see how you can get your canine to rest and be tranquil all through nail clipping. Splash my BC falls asleep most of the time when I clip her nails. This is the safest way to clip your canine nails without them having difficulties or snapping at or biting you.

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  1. Do you still give a treat if the dog growls or nips at the Clippers?

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  2. super.Thanks very much.

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  3. and its not wise to use treats to train them with. it makes them expect treats for doing anything

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  4. that clicker….thats just irritating….must suck to be your dogs. they told me they want you to stop with the clicker crap.

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  5. Can I do this without making my dog lie on her back? I don't like the idea of making her feel even more vulnerable. I always clipped my border collies claws while he stood still for me, when he had had enough he'd walk away and I'd wait until later to do the rest.

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  6. This is the way how I must be relaxed…everything is fine untill that dentist ;)-sound .. Dogs go wild…Whit GSD no problem..but with Am.Staff it is disaster! !! So..I must learn be peacefull like You!! Thnx 4 shareing!!!

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  7. Well done Miss!

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  8. What about a dog that's not food motivated?

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  9. 240p lord jesus what year is it

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  10. Great video! I feel like such a dummy for not thinking of doing it that way! Will start training today. 🙂 Thanks!

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  11. Thank you very much for sharing this info!  Much needed!

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  12. Do you have any videos on how to bathe your puppy? I have learned Jamie is scared of water and cannot get him to bathe.

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  13. Great!!!

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  14. Best typo ever! clicking

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  15. Thats great, except that you're clpicking and only one dog is being rewarded, could be worth another clicker with a different tone, otherwise the risk of desensitization to the clicker remains present, I dont mean to criticize, its just a thought

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  16. Am going to try this with my girl =D She's a rescue and is scared of a lot of things. Will have to skip through the start about showing her the clippers because she's blind x

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  17. I'm trying to train my puppy to love to have his nails clipped and he was doing good until I tried to get him to lie on his side. He HATES it and I'm with him not lying on his side, how do I get him to lie on his back? How can I make lying on his side an enjoyable think? Thanks!

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  18. What are the treats your are giving them? isn't it too much? my dog does not obey unless i give her food. what can i do?

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  19. Can it works with cats which scared with nail clipping too?

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  20. thanks this is actually slowly working! love your videos!

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  21. Awesome tutorial

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  22. Too much treat just to cut the nails.

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  23. I have just the opposite problem, a 20-year old bichon who sometimes won't rest until I soak a hand towel in ice water, wring it out, and put it on him as a blanket.

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  24. Okay this is great and I have been trying to be as patient as you, but how are you supposed to have your dogs nails clipped so they don't grow out. You said this could take weeks or longer?? My dogs nails all ready way too long.

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  25. @gracekoh92 It sounds like you're rushing ahead to the actual trimming before doing enough ground work first to get her comfortable with the trimming. You also might want to just work on her getting comfortable with having her paws held first, without involving a trimmer.

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  26. @kikopup The pedipaws are pretty much a piece of cheap crap. The Dremel Minimite is much better.

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  27. @MonteyCarlo92081 i live in qatar it 55 degrees Celsius in summer and 22 in winter bring her here her tail will be so far from her ass it might fall off

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  28. Thanks a lot for your videos!
    I have a 10 weeks old samoyed and althought he is a bit stubborn I´ve managed to teach him how to sit, lay down and give the paw using the clicker and your methods.

    Now I want to teach him how to stay and to obey me when I call him. Because everytime he sees a person outside he run towards them wacking his tail and some times just sits down and watch. And no matter how much we call him he just stays there.

    I´ll shall use this method for grooming.
    Thanks again!

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  29. Haha, that's how clipping nails looks at my house already! Great tutorial though!

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  30. The little doggy looks like a deer So CUTE!

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  31. i really love your videos, i subscribed =) my hubby wants to get a husky and i want to make sure i know some things to try and train it so that it doesnt become a house destroying monster ^^

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  32. how i wish that you can come to my house and handle my dog who is extremely afraid of nail trimming. she bites my hand every time i trim her nails and now she started to attack me whenever i touch her paw.this is giving me a headache 🙁 sad.

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  33. You seem to use a lot of treats, my pup isn't interested in her dry food as treats, and normal dog treats like dried liver gives her the runs if she eats more than the tiniest amount, because she's under 16 weeks, is there any treats you recommend for young puppies?

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  34. @akyramoto
    keep trying, you might not get very far even in the first few sessions, but by the end your dog will be more than happy to let your trim their nails! much better than the forceful method of holding them down and going to town!

    btw, clicker training does not make your dog fat, you subtract their treat portion from their meals, I've clicker trained my pup from day one, and she is not fat! yet every other dog I know that is NOT clicker trained is fat! LOL

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  35. I slacked on working on this with my puppy when she was little, but now I've been working on it again. Took about 3 sessions for me to be able to touch her feet. and then she was still a little iffy. got one foot trimmed today, but I had to start from scratch with the other one,dogs do not generalize well at all! LOL with a high value treat and a high rate of reinforcement (with some breaks in between) I was able to trim the other foot about 45 min later!! don't give up! take breaks, be patient

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  36. Your videos are so helpful for my upcoming puppy, thank you! (He's just laying on his back being hand fed and getting a pedicure, looks like the image of lazy happy doesn't he?)

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  37. ceaser milan is better

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  38. Great ideas! I love the step by step approach, and especially love the technique of having the dog upside down between your legs. I'm going to start that tonight!

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  39. I'm not a trainer, but I'd say until the dog is totally comfortable with what you're expecting them to do. So until your dog is totally cool with nail trimming, keep training until its a relaxing thing to to them.

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  40. Would this work on a dog that is compleatly terrified of this? My dog is very skittish and my dad thiks just holding her down (it takes four of us by the way) and clipping her nails is the only way to do it. I really hate it when it comes time to clip her nails but right now they are so long it is dangerous to wals on slick floors because she falls.

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