April 19, 2006

Nail File

Chatting about teaching the retrieve, someone reminded me of Shirley Chong's excellent instructions on using the clicker and back-chaining the parts of the exercise.

Looking around the The Well Mannered Dog site again I discovered a few personal 'keepers' including instructions for a Doggie Nail File that dogs can use to file their own nails. Dusty lets me do one foot without fuss, she then pulls away and I come back to another paw ten minutes later - but I have to have top treats. Thommo won't let me touch his feet at all anymore after a couple of injuries.

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