Features June 2015 Issue

What to Do if your Dog Hates Certain Husbandry Chores (Grooming, Harnessing, Trimming, etc.).

Does your dog respond with a definite, “NO WAY!” when you pull out the nail clippers?

What to Do if your Dog Hates Certain Husbandry Chores (Grooming, Harnessing, Trimming, etc.).

I put my hands on my dogs at least a few dozen times a day. It might be to attach or untangle a leash, look into ears, check teeth, brush or trim fur in various places, put on a Thundershirt, apply flea and tick preventative, or just to feel the soft silky warmth of dog under my hand. We humans are a tactile species, and with our handy opposable thumbs, we’re always doing something to manipulate our canine companions and their body parts.

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