Ease into a nail trim with treats

March 2, 2017
Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CTC
Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CTC

Mikkel Becker is the lead animal trainer for Fear Free Pets. She is a certified behavior consultant and trainer who specializes in reward-based training thats partnered closely with the pets veterinary team. Mikkel is the co-author of six books, including From Fearful to Fear Free, and was the featured trainer on Vetstreet.com.

Kibble distraction leads to relaxation.

The way to a pooch's heart is though its belly. Though many dogs don't like to have their paws touched-let alone have their nails trimmed-you can still get the job done with the right approach. In this video CVC educator Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CTC, KPA Graduate, demonstrates a technique of first touching a dog's leg, then introducing the nail trimmer, all while passing treats.