~ Mia's Baby Picture ~
We have all seen the commercials. It looks soooo easy on tv. So I wondered how easy it would really be to get my 1 1/2 yr old Chihauhau ~Mia~ to allow me to pamper her in such a way. Since I am with my buyers waiting for my product to arrive I attempted a little experiment with a rotary tool (I bought on ebay) not long ago. So I decided to turn it on and see how she reacted to it. lol~ you should have seen the look she gave that thing. She turned her head to the side and glared at it with that gnarly growley expression she gives whenever someone tries to ..oh say...take her treat away from her. Between my daughter & myself we spent the following 3 days allowing Mia to just experience the rotary tool. I would set it on the floor near me when she was around. We turned it on a couple times a day & gave her treats and laughed at her funny faces a lot! By day two she was not running away from it anymore, & by day three she would walk right up to it while it was on. So the progress was great!
I had read that properly introducing your pet to any one of these products is key in getting your pet to allow you to trim their nails. Being that I sell both of these in my store I hope the following information is helpful to anyone who is considering one of these or has already purchased one from me or my fellow ebay sellers
Peticure Petite, Elite, Pro, Safe Guard for your Dremel & PediPaws Products:
friction is not an issue.
necessary to gauge the quick.
"How do I know when to stop filing"? "Filing" should be very incremental. When removing paper thin layers, the danger of taking off too much at one time is not possible. If it is your first time, try just rounding off the sharp edges.
Spending a few days properly introducing your trimmer will make a great difference. Turn it on and give your dog his or her favorite treat at the same time. Put the filer close to the dog as you give the treat. Praise the dog. Repeat this several times until the pet is comfortable and anticipates the treat. Now, get a treat out as usual except this time we will touch the tip of ONE nail to the filer. Reward your pet with a positive experience after each new introduction. Each pet is different & this trial and error period will vary.
I think from my own experience here my number one word of advice would be to have patience and look at it like an investment both in your pet & your finances. It may not be immediate fix that happens instantly. Instead it will be a well thought out plan that enables you to save a considerable amount on grooming fees while interacting & showing your pet the love he/she wants, needs & deserves.
Please feel free to stop by my store anytime and use the ask "seller a question" link if you have questions on any of these Trimmers. I also list replacement bands for both products!
*** I have always marked m,y listings for the PediPaws fit for small to medium sized dogs. If you have a large dog or a dog with thick nails please look for the Peticure Brand Trimmer in My ebay store. I would recommend the Elite or Pro models for larger dogs.
Good Luck & Have Fun!
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