Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Onyx's Trick for Brushing Teeth

What's the secret to having a dog that loves to have her teeth brushed?

Make the toothbrush a toy!

At our puppy lecture, we discussed the dogs' sensitive areas, including their teeth. Many of the dogs don't really like to have their teeth brushed. Onyx, however, has no problem with it, and her puppy raisers share their secret with us.

Onyx loves to watch Carol brush her teeth, and one morning, Carol gave her a toothbrush, just to see what she would do with it. Onyx took it right away, ran off and started chewing on it. Carol realized that to brush Onyx's teeth, all she had to do was move the toothbrush around while Onyx was chewing on it! Onyx doesn't even realize her teeth are being cleaned because she's so busy chewing on her toothbrush "toy."

Some of the other puppy raisers are going to give this a try and see if it works for the dogs they're raising.

What an easy solution to make tooth brushing fun for dogs and handlers!

1 comment:

  1. what a clever idea! wish i had thought of doing this with my dogs years ago...