Cascade Animal Clinic
Many dogs come to Cascade Animal Clinic because they don't allow their owners to trim their toenails. This is a common problem in many dogs. Dogs can associate the restraint of their paws as a trap, and try to get away. Also, if you cut a nail too short one time, the pain can be remembered for a life time! Trying to muscle your dog down to force him to allow you to trim his nails is not a good idea. It reinforces the dog's fear, will make him fight a whole lot harder, and can be dangerous to you. A dog's fear and desperation to escape can result in injury to the dog and injury to you..
So what's the solution? Watch this video about Desensitization Therapy!