~Pug Tip of the Week~
Remember a few weeks back when Mom had an epiphany and decided to begin cutting my nails as I slept? And remember that it actually worked?!? In fact, it worked so well on the first few nails that I just had to tell you about it- even before we were sure it was going to keep working. We were all so excited and hopeful! Well, now we want to give you the full update…
The sleepy-time cutting is still going great!
Every couple of days my mom cuts one of my nails in the morning as I sleep soundly. She has now gotten almost all of them done, just one or two more to go. She was so excited for us to share this wonderful success!!! Before this method I was getting SO worked up each time she tried to cut my nails and gee wiz they were not getting any shorter. (As a matter of fact they were getting longer by the day!!)
We are so thrilled.
If you want your human to try this, give them these tips and tell them to just start slowly.
1. Pick a time when your pug is in a very deep sleep. (For me it is early in the morning.)
2. On the first day (or for a few days) just start with a little paw touching. Then massage/scratch/ rub your pug as she loves to be rubbed.
3. On the following day have your nail cutters ready (but out of sight) and once again touch the paw casually. Gently ease into cutting with no sudden movements. Cut one nail only. Then pet and rub your dog as they love to be rubbed.
4. Go on doing one nail a day (we sometimes skip days) until all of the nails are trimmed.
By the time you get all of the nails done it may be time to start over again….such is life, right?!?
Here’s hoping these tips can help at least one pug get a stress free nail trimming!
Do let us know how it goes!
xoxo always ~ Gretta Rose de Pug