Re: Help, he won't let me touch or clip his nails
I used clicker training. It took awhile, and she still freaks out if I try to take her somewhere to have her nails clipped.
At first, all I'd have to do is get the clippers out for her to freak. She practically back-flipped off the couch to get away from it. So I'd just hold the clippers and as soon as she calmed down, I clicked and treated. Then, we progressed to where she'd sit next to me with the clippers. I'd click and treat. I'd move the clippers closer, and if she was still calm, click and treat. Then I'd let her sniff the clippers, and I'd touch them to her nails without doing anything. Then I'd put the nail in the clipper and put a little pressure, and click and treat. After a few weeks of this, I could clip her nails. No one else can, though. She still doesn't really like it. Neither do I, because I'm not good at it and it can be hard to clip the nail sometimes. I'd rather someone else did it, but she won't stand for it.