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Anxiety about nail grooming

Posted by:  T. Joyce
Category:   Aggression
Posted on:  August 27, 2001 at 14:31:03

Question:

My 2 1/2 year old female is as sweet as sugar until the time comes to cut her nails. Truth be told the time comes long past due by the time I get my courage up to put her through the nail cutting ordeal. I used oven mitts to protect my hands today and finally had to resort to using her muzzle(purchased for and only used during the nail cutting) so I could get the eight front nails groomed. She seems to kind of lose her mind when I cut her nails. I have never hurt her or cut her nails too short. I wonder if she could be having an early memory of having her dew claws removed when she was a new pup. I could use some advice so I might be able to groom her front and back feet within the same 6 month period. Thanks!