Nagging Question Needs an Answer

When you find yourself trimming the nails on your Basenji's front paws... Are you performing a manicure, or a pedicure? 🦶😳👆

@jengosmonkey - Manicure front, Pedicure back...LOL

@kembe - Nails need to be trimmed... LOL

Call it what you will, our Basenjis have always told us that it's cruelty. LOL

@annejanine said in Nagging Question Needs an Answer:

Maybe a pawdicure!

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I remember yelling "Let's do the toes!" and they ran!
(the other way)

I call it nearly impossible.

I'm going with spa day. I lay them down on a pillow in my lap, play some soft music and take my time...my boy will nearly fall asleep, my girl agrees that its still cruel and unusual basenji torture...

Binti used to hate it, now she lies against me and we do "paw"dicures at the ratio of one paw completed, one high value treat. She is focused on getting the treat, plus she knows now that the grinder won't hurt her-I don't let it grind very much without a break for the nail to cool off from the friction. So 4 paws, 4 trats, plus and "we're all finished-Good girl" treat!!!

@nancyss - I do the same, treat after each paw.... and when all done.... have always done all of my Basenjis that way. I start my litter pups the same... just takes a minutes when 4wks old. Almost like one and done!

@tanza It isn't easy to convince them that this is THEIR idea, but we keep trying! LOL!!!

@nancyss - There is always one in every crowd.....right now my Franie hates having her nails done... it is a chore to catch her (how she knows I am going to do nails is beyond me, but she does, same with teeth brushing).... but once settled in my lap she puts up with it.... my C-Me will willing come to have hers done!

With Kito I have gone back to Resco clippers - he just lies in my arms and accepts it ! Its quick and easy. Mku gets the dremel.

Lick pad smeared with banana helps a lot. Distracted long enough to get used to it. Got all four paws clipped. Wife helps hold the lick pad vertically (stuck to a plate) as he lays on side. First had to train with high value treats to lay on side. Eventually won't need the pad.

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@sanjibasenji Such contortions ! I sit with the dog sitting on my lap, firmly tucked under one arm, and snip or dremel away. The banana (or whatever 'special') comes when all the dogs are done.

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@zande said in Nagging Question Needs an Answer:

@sanjibasenji Such contortions ! I sit with the dog sitting on my lap, firmly tucked under one arm, and snip or dremel away. The banana (or whatever 'special' come when all the dogs are done.

Wish that was possible with a 15 week old...

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