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Old April 2nd, 2011, 10:05 PM
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The Toenail Battle is Over!!

I've been working with Miss Bayley for awhile now with her toenails. She absolutely hated having them clipped. She'd growl, fuss, try to take my hands away with her mouth, never actually biting, pull her paws away, you name it she tried to get me not to do them. So after finding her fave treat, Beggin Strips, we started slowly doing them with the strips. I'd start with just taking a teeny microscopic sliver off, then a treat and so on.

Well, today, I said you wanna get your toenails done!? Well, she starts running around all excited and looking at the top of the fridge where I keep the Beggin Strips!! I was sooo happy, so I grab a couple and the clippers and sit down, well, bam there's a paw in my lap, no asking, no begging, no fighting or even flinching. Less than 5 minutes and nails are done! Such a nice change!
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 10:16 PM
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Anyone who can do nails in my book is to be worshipped. Not me, nuh-uh. Just can't do it. And you, not only CAN you do it but they run to you....

I have to admit the chems in Beggin Strips scare me but, I am also of the opinion ...if it works and it's the lesser of two evils GO WITH IT!

Have you ever tried real jerky? Or homemade liver treats ~ they're amazing bribes too.

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Old April 2nd, 2011, 10:20 PM
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I've tried other things but these OMG, I think I could do just about anything to her as long as she knows there's a beggin strip involved! She only gets them for special things. A big bag lasts months.

Now if I could just convince Noella of the same thing..she's a majorly squirmy feisty little bugger!! Bobee, grumbles and growls and complains but he's all noise. Noella, I think I'm going to have to mummy wrap her (with duct tape!)
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:47 AM
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I've been working with Miss Bayley for awhile now with her toenails. She absolutely hated having them clipped. She'd growl, fuss, try to take my hands away with her mouth, never actually biting, pull her paws away, you name it she tried to get me not to do them. So after finding her fave treat, Beggin Strips, we started slowly doing them with the strips. I'd start with just taking a teeny microscopic sliver off, then a treat and so on.

Well, today, I said you wanna get your toenails done!? Well, she starts running around all excited and looking at the top of the fridge where I keep the Beggin Strips!! I was sooo happy, so I grab a couple and the clippers and sit down, well, bam there's a paw in my lap, no asking, no begging, no fighting or even flinching. Less than 5 minutes and nails are done! Such a nice change!
That's fantastic!!!
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 06:59 AM
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That's great, patty , ummm, can you come and do my feral's for me?
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Ferals, eh?? Got a suit of armour!! I had a hard enough time giving pills to Nino! I'd take Bayley chewing on my hand any day over getting a good chomp from a kitty!
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