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What my sister does to cut our dog's nails 😅

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u/MajikalMydjit007 8d ago Helpful

That’s cool and all but what I’m really appreciating is the Patrick Star art on the wall

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u/adudeguyman 8d ago

It's a classy house

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u/treeluvin 7d ago

Classy? More like bold and brash

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u/blaqkaudioxd 7d ago

More like belongs in the trash

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u/H4SHT4GPlatapus 7d ago

people don’t get the reference?

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u/blaqkaudioxd 7d ago

Apparently lmao

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u/DuhkhaCreek 7d ago

Honey you got some of your head peanut butter on the Patrick Star art piece!

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u/stonedseals 8d ago

Now that we're men, we can do anything!

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u/stephie8204 7d ago

Now that we're men, I change my underwear!

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u/Moonchopper 8d ago

Patrick Start

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u/moobear92 7d ago

That's high class art right there.

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u/stumpdawg 8d ago

It's not crazy if it works.

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u/hamlin6 8d ago

We smear peanut butter on the shower wall while we are bathing them. They are perfectly still.

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u/SamJiji 8d ago

Would it be too much to ask for a short video? Event just a picture

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u/idreamofgreenie 8d ago

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u/idreamofgreenie 7d ago

Thought it was weird that everyone was responding saying this is a rick roll. But you win. That's fuckin weird man.

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u/hahatimefor4chan 8d ago

did i really get rick rolled in 2022?!, well played

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u/MoniqueCalculon 8d ago

I tried this trick, it sounded like a good idea. My anxious dog had a little, but still got so worked up…that I got to clean both peanut butter and barf out of the tub.

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u/Doctor_of_Recreation 7d ago

My dog haaates getting wet to the point where he sits at my feet and looks at my like I’ve wounded him when it’s raining and he needs to go outside to do his business. The peanut butter trick doesn’t work on him either.

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u/Farranor 7d ago

You don't follow him around with an umbrella?

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u/Altilana 7d ago

This trick only works if your dog isn’t scared to the point they won’t eat food.

Ideally this kind of training works best if you break down the thing they don’t like into parts and address them slowly only progressing when the dog is happy at the current stage. If you go to fast the dog won’t actually learn to enjoy whatever you’re training. So for training a dog to enjoy bath or shower time start using bathing wipes instead of bath time. I trained my own dog with these steps and do it a bit with dogs we board: start with empty shower+ tossing treats for them to hunt on the ground, then when the dog show anticipation and enjoyment towards that progress to slightly wet floor + treats, then 1 inch of water + treats, 2inches of water + treats, then shower sprayer on the ground + treats, then shower sprayer pointed at the wall (this was to address the sound of the shower), then shower sprayer pointed to the corner, then the normal position. We started at the start of Covid, and did the training at random, and she runs often into the shower now.

When I am boarding a dog who has to have a bath for some reason, I use canned tripe instead of peanut butter since it’s more enticing to the dogs, I warm up the shampoo in my hands before applying, keep about 2 inches of warm water on the floor of the shower to keep them warm, and I happy talk while crazy the entire time. That combo seems to get most dogs through it ok without panicking.

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u/zuckerberghandjob 8d ago

Peabnub bubber

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u/canismajores 8d ago

I read that wrong I don't know why

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u/Cat_Marshal 7d ago

Maybe because they aren’t real words

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u/KingPinfanatic 7d ago

One time my old black lab had a rash so we gave him an oatmeal bath we had to stop after a few minutes because he ate all the oatmeal it was the only time he was happy to take a bath

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u/Scyhaz 7d ago

My dog is too short to try something like that... Damn corgi stumpers

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u/Fluffy_Jello_7192 7d ago

My mom was a groomer for 20+ years and for particularly problematic dogs she'd make the owner stand there holding a big spoon full of peanut butter to lick while she trimmed their nails. We called it the Spoon of Shame.

Its also handy for dogs that absolutely refuse to tolerate being wet. A big ole smear on the back of the tub is usually enough to let someone sneakily start to bathe them. Once you get started and they feel the warm water and that it's basically a full body massage they usually chill out and enjoy their snack/spa treatment.

Always make sure there are no peanut allergies in the family before you do this though.

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u/linandlee 7d ago

They make textured silicone mats with suction cups on them that you stick to the shower wall. We put peanut butter on that bitch and throw it in the dishwasher after. She used to hate baths but now she tolerates them.

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u/West-Relationship108 7d ago

I have to try that!

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u/ec_on_wc 8d ago

Genuinely going to try this now. Won't record it, but will definitely try it.

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u/BlueTeale 8d ago

Record it!!!!

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u/ec_on_wc 8d ago

Ah well, shit. I guess I have to now.

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u/pocahlontras 8d ago

Please!!!

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u/mais-garde-des-don 8d ago

Please don’t put anything that makes a scared dog go near your face. I swear people don’t understand even a scared nip hurts and bleeds. A lot.

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u/Findleman 7d ago

A dog should never be scared of you or a nail trim.

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u/witchyanne 7d ago

I just prefer to pay a groomer to do it. So scared I’ll nip too much. Take it to a pro!

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u/Fig1024 8d ago

just train your dog to tolerate it with treats. One cut nail = one treat

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u/alexthexela 7d ago

Counterpoint: one puppy cry over a cut nail = one treat. I may have accidentally trained my dog to be a drama queen.

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u/Russandol 7d ago

Yup, when my pup was little I worked to desensitize her to nail clipping. Now she's really whatever about it and just lays there.

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u/jellybeansean3648 8d ago

I asked my husband if it's stupid if it works. His reply was that it is stupid and works.

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u/LJAkaar67 7d ago

I asked my husband if it's stupid if it works His reply was that it is stupid and works. but he was too busy licking the shower wall to respond

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u/HoseNeighbor 7d ago

The line between genius and crazy is razor thin. It's impossible to find if you're smart enough to look, and you're insane if you don't try.

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u/Themlethem 8d ago

With most dogs you gonna get peanut butter slobber dripping down your face, and probably rubbed all over your stuff too lol

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u/radiolabel 7d ago

There’s a layer of plastic wrap on top of the PB layer, so just dog drool I guess

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u/SuedeVeil 8d ago

For a bit I didn't see the peanut butter and thought the dog just got extra lovey with his nails clipped lol

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u/GradientPerception 8d ago

Yes it can still be crazy. It’s not stupid if it works.

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u/BanjoSpaceMan 8d ago

I feel like that's asking to get bit in the face

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u/Jefauver 7d ago

Yeah, people who work with animals professionally will all say you put the peanut butter or other treat on a nearby surface, NOT your face. This gets posted here all the time and is not a good idea.

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u/TheFeralBookworm 8d ago

It IS increasing the risk, for sure. What if you accidentally quick them and they jerk their head suddenly? Teeth, meet face. Doesn't have to be intentional.

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u/BanjoSpaceMan 8d ago

A little different from them eating food in front of your face. But if people disagree that's okay

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u/Artsyscrubers 8d ago

Nah, ive seen people use similar methods dogs would rather lick peanut butter than bite it

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u/Woogsterone 8d ago

you don't know dogs.

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u/BanjoSpaceMan 8d ago

If you say so.

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u/GodOfBoiiiii 7d ago

I once comment that on a video about a guy jumping off a building to test his new parachute, with his wife and kid watching. People don't like it lol

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u/JRadiantHeart 8d ago

I think you have a cool family. I would like to meet peanut butter hat woman.

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u/FrickDragon 8d ago Silver

If it looks stupid, but works, then it ain't stupid

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u/happy-pilot-wife 8d ago

It does work! I use it with my dogs too

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u/JoeyFuckingSucks 7d ago

Depends. My dog is too smart and just yanks his paws back

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u/Bunktavious 7d ago

Why not both!?

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u/Constantannihilation 8d ago

I’ve never had to cut my dogs nails in a year because the loveable little shithead likes to dig. So for the low low price of our girl tearing up our yard, we save whatever fee it would cost to cut them 🙃

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u/Im_your_life 8d ago

Mine loves to dig... my couch. No effect on her nails though

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u/meco03211 8d ago

Get one made of earth or stone.

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u/cedarpark 8d ago

Having a dog made out of stone doesn't sound like fun.

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u/MyLifeInArt 7d ago

Fry would like to say otherwise. He can't, but he'd like to.

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u/Steffank1 7d ago

What kind of dog would that be? A Rockweiler?

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u/HLGatoell 7d ago

Whats do you think this is? Minecraft?

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u/liptongtea 7d ago

I got a Great Dane and she digs Great Dane sized holes. I was such a grass snob before too!

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u/say592 7d ago

Mine used to eat the fermenting apples off the ground them stumble around like a big dumb idiot until they came back out one end or the other, in Great Dane sized piles.

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u/janiiem 7d ago

Keep an eye on the dew claws! They can get very long for dogs who naturally keep their nails short outdoors, since they don’t reach the dirt most of the time.

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u/BlueCarnations12 8d ago

Your sister is one smart woman.

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u/_DONT_PM_ME_NOTHING 8d ago

Or 4 smart guys

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u/elieax 7d ago

Converter bot :)

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u/tyme 7d ago

I’m fairly certain this has been posted before by another user, and that isn’t OP’s sister.

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u/Buttdog_420 7d ago

It's been all over the internet for a few years now.

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u/magus678 7d ago

It's an old trick

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u/PNWmissungu 8d ago

Is it a Saran Wrap cap with pb on it?

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u/smthngwyrd 8d ago

Yep! They also make lick mats for these reasons too

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u/PNWmissungu 8d ago

Oh she’s brilliant

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u/PRGrl718 7d ago

I just bought my cat a lick mat. not because she's iffy with grooming, she won't stop licking my speakers! it's supposed to come tomorrow, gonna suction those bad boys right onto the side.

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u/Kyanpe 8d ago

It's great until you make a false move and the doggo bites your face. :/ Be careful!

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u/grimblebom 7d ago

Came here to say that, this was a trend and the bites have happened often

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u/m05ch 7d ago

This probably isn’t ops sister. More than likely stolen content. But this isn’t a good idea I’ve seen pics of what happens when the dog *really * wants the peanutbutter

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u/auddobot 8d ago

I'm legitimately terrified by how many people think this is a good idea 😳 why your face??? Put the peanut butter literally anywhere else but your body. May as well wrap that saran wrap around your neck

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u/UnicornSuffering 7d ago

As a vet tech: what

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u/uglyangels 8d ago

Brilliant - clipping your pooches nails is no joke.

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u/Rhetorical-Toilet 8d ago

Whatever you can do to keep the dog calm and distracted is genuinely genius!

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u/TuaTurnsdaballova 7d ago

Get a dremel, a quick once over takes like 3 minutes on my 85lbs dog. Plus the nails don’t have sharp edges afterwards.

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u/HUGECOCK4TREEFIDDY 7d ago

Mine absolutely hates the noise

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u/twerps 7d ago

Just dremel their nails before you feed them and watch reluctance turn to excitement. When I grab the dremel and before I've plugged it in, my dogs get excited and can't wait to get their nails done because they know food will follow. Whatever their drive is, precede that with grooming and they'll love both.

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u/VajBlaster69 7d ago

Same. After I got the first nail in 10 seconds, the second took 30 minutes. After that, now I make sure to walk him on concrete often.

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u/Bath-Optimal 8d ago

I do my cat's nails when she falls asleep on my lap- I keep the clippers next to my couch and wait for an opportunity. That way she's slightly annoyed but too sleepy to care, rather than alert and ready to pull her paws back and threaten to nip me.

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u/PretendLock 7d ago

I wait until my cat is sleepy to do his too but he wakes up anyway, it’s just a convenient time to grab him. He used to be an awful shit and fight me so hard that I flat out couldn’t do it, but when I took him to the vet they said that I just have to outlast him so that he learns no matter how hard he struggles, he’ll never get out of having his nails trimmed. So when the day came to trim his nails again, I wrestled him all throughout my apartment and got to every single nail, and from then on he’s been tolerant for nail trimmings. It’s still a marvel to me that it worked lmao

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u/GhostofJacobMarley 7d ago

One cat is just "whatever" about it, the other one I bribe with treats. Every day I touch the clippers to all her nails and then give her a few treats. On days when I find one long enough to trim, she gets a few more treats. She still sings me the song of her outrage but she's stopped fighting, so I'll call it a win.

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u/ikeadesu 7d ago

Great way to get bit in the face

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u/Lexi_Banner 7d ago

In other words she wants her face bitten when she hits a quick. Cool.

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u/TastySTD 8d ago

Genius

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u/ohwork 7d ago

This hack was all over the internet a while ago. Many vets chimed in and said it was a bad idea because if you accidentally cut too short and hurt the dog, you can get bit on the face.

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u/ShooterOfCanons 8d ago

And in the weeks following the video being on the front page dozens of people who try this will realize why it is such a bad idea...

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u/1337GameDev 7d ago

We use a special mat and put peanut butter on it. Works similarly :p

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u/RayneAleka 7d ago

Theoretically it’s a good idea, in practice it can be really dangerous. You slip, cut the quick and hurt the dog, the dog gets a fright, even by accident, you can end up with some pretty significant injuries. Put the peanut butter on a silicone baking mat or even a chopping board instead.

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u/metalinsides 8d ago

I really don’t recommend doing that. You may accidentally cut too short, hurting the dog then possibly cause the dog to react in pain by biting. A better way is to just do this but stick it on a wall. You’ll have a better angle and view of the nail.

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u/im4peace 7d ago

This dog looks too big to stick on a wall

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u/metalinsides 7d ago

Nah I’ve seen those videos where a person is tapped to a wall. A dog should be no problem.

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u/ArendelleAnna 8d ago

It’s been said, but seriously don’t do this. Dogs can freak out and bite, especially when nervous like they would be getting their nails cut.

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u/Cevich 7d ago

Wdym jerking in the wrong direction? What would that do?

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u/AbsorbedBritches 7d ago

It's a bad idea for multiple reasons. Assuming that's not a specialty dog food paste, and it's just peanut butter, that's enough calories for that dog for the day, but without the nutrients a dog needs. Human food is not meant for animals.

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u/FeetPicAficionado 7d ago

So like when I eat McDonald’s?

Let the dog have a treat while his nails get trimmed, letting him indulge like that every once in a while isn’t going to hurt him.

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u/VajBlaster69 7d ago

Dogs can have peanut butter. Them overdoing their caloric intake is a small price to pay. Maybe they jump up on someone and shred their face? Boom, euthanized.

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u/rhubarbwire 8d ago

What if you clip the kwik and your dog bites your face…?

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u/-Chunder-Donkey- 8d ago

They could do that with or without the peanut butter wrap.

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u/TheFeralBookworm 8d ago

Yeah, but there's a difference between actively encouraging your dog's mouth to be in very close proximity to your face, and trimming nails with them turned to lick at a wall, or with a second treat dispensing person gently blocking them from turning to face the clipping person. Like, yeah - I could get in a car crash with or without my seatbelt on, but I know which one I'd prefer.

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u/Kronos1A9 8d ago

The kwik?

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u/MrSketlal 8d ago

The nails "quick." It's the soft living tissue inside the nail. If you go too deep into their nail, you can injure it. Injury hurts the dog, and the quick may bleed a lot. It's the quick of their nail.

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u/MegaLonk 8d ago

When they clip too far

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u/_SCHULTZY_ 8d ago

If you clip too much of the nail off you can hit the nerve and it will bleed a bit. Causes a very sharp pain to the dog and some can quickly become defensive from being hurt. This is what often causes fear of grooming in a dog.

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u/Bunktavious 7d ago

Which is one reason they make dog specific clippers that have guides limiting how far you can clip each try.

Loved all my dogs dearly, but I appreciated that my cat would just sit in my lap and let me trim her claws with toenail clippers.

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u/defectivelaborer 7d ago

Well that's why you don't be shitty to your dog and get an electric nail trimmer. All the ones that "clip" mechanically like this are terrible and you risk cutting the quick or splintering the nail.

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u/strolpol 8d ago

This is why I pay for grooming

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u/Gallaviching 8d ago

Not a good idea, what if you accidentally cut the quick, you’re gonna get bit in the face

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u/getyourcheftogether 8d ago

I just lay them on the ground and use the Dremel, at least on two of them and they usually have no issues, on the 3rd he doesn't like it so I just use the regular clippers

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u/adudeguyman 8d ago

What type of bit?

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u/reddits_aight 8d ago

The sanding drums, usually.

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u/missionbeach 8d ago

On the arm once, and twice on the neck, but other than that it hasn't been too bad.

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u/getyourcheftogether 8d ago

Just a sanding drum, kind of medium surface so it actually takes some nail off

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u/J0hnnyAppleweed 7d ago

They make a nail trimming attachment. It comes with a guard and flat sanding discs. They wear out quick but they’re effective.

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u/drgr33nthmb 7d ago

I get my 140lb malamut cross to lay on his back and give me his paws. Training takes consistency, its not hard.

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u/Foreign_Impress_1128 7d ago

I just smear peanut butter on the fridge and I sit on the floor to trim them. Dog is looking away while I trim her nails.

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u/sometimesBold 8d ago

What if the the dog suddenly freaks and bites your head?

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u/ShooterOfCanons 8d ago

Seriously! I've seen this exact thing (different video) posted years ago on here and it got enough traction that some big time dog trainers were making response videos strongly advising against doing this.

Tape the saran wrap to the wall and put the PB on that instead.

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u/sometimesBold 8d ago

So scary and dangerous to do it this way.

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u/The_Cysko_Kid 8d ago

Feels like it could go horribly wrong but a clever enough trick.

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u/thats_not_me_forreal 8d ago

Whats the name of the melody? :)

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u/MukdenMan 8d ago

It’s from Up

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u/Gatmann 8d ago

The specific piece is called "Married Life", composed by Michael Giacchino for the opening montage of Up.

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u/anonniemoosee 8d ago

you.....you clown

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u/King0fthewasteland 8d ago

mmm peanutt butter human. no danger here

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u/7th_Spectrum 8d ago

I thought that was just a hair cover at first because the dog would always lick her head while she was cutting nails

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u/g_lenn_o 8d ago

That's a lotta peanut butter for four paws

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u/babaisme90 7d ago

This is not OP's sister

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u/StingRayFins 7d ago

I air fry fresh chicken breasts and tear them into small chunks. I leave it right next to us and my dog gets a piece after each snip. She gets soo scared but she quickly overcomes it with her desire for the treats.

She's such a good girl.

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u/TRON0314 7d ago

How many times have you posted this of "your sister"?

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u/Kingston_Advice1 7d ago

If it looks dumb but it works…it aint dumb

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u/IntelligentHuman 7d ago

"I wuv you Miss peanut butter head"

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u/SrirachaxQueen 7d ago

Oh my mind went somewhere pretty bad. Woah 🤯 😉🤣🤣🤣🤣

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u/No_Passenger9845 8d ago

Brilliant!!

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u/Noname1106 8d ago

Genius.

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u/berniecm 8d ago

Work smarter, not harder

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u/Ryukotaicho 8d ago

Having the dog sit still and engaged while clipping nails vs having dangerously strong teeth near the face while doing something that can possibly injure the animal if you’re not 100% careful

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u/thndrstrk 8d ago

So great.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Form419 8d ago

Determination and a great dog owner.

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u/T2SP1 8d ago

Yup smart till she gets bit in the face

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u/leafeater00 8d ago

This isn’t always safe! I used to work as a vet tech, and when this method first went viral we all were horrified! If you were to cut the dog’s quick it’s painful, and the dog could most definitely bite the owner in a moment of fear

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u/AtiBhusuku 8d ago

Yep, am dog trainer and when this first became big, I and all the other trainers were like NO ABSOLUTELY NOT, especially when the first video came out and the dog was visibly distressed.

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u/TheFeralBookworm 8d ago

Current vet tech, and yep - horrified. Just stick the peanut butter licky mat to a wall, don't put your dang FACE in bite range on purpose! Don't even need to quick them - what if someone drops a pan in the kitchen, or [insert other surprising/scary thing] happens? I just think of all those videos of people getting startled by jump scares and absolutely decking whoever jumped up to surprise them by reflex. It just seems like a stupid risk to take for the lulz.

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u/poopmonster_coming 8d ago

People are stupid , I swear

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u/FrigDancingWithBarb 8d ago

I've never met a dog with a peanut allergy

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u/CaptainWellingtonIII 8d ago

Your sister is a gem. Protect at all costs.

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u/MarthaJefferson1776 8d ago

Is that a peanut butter wrap? Genius!

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u/BenRoofPhotography 8d ago

That’s brilliant!

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u/beviebooboo 8d ago

She’s a genius!

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u/DoctahTobogganMD 7d ago

This is brilliant, wish I thought of this when we had our pug. Nail trims were always traumatic for her.

We do something similar with one of my cats who is a nightmare during nail trims. My husband slowly feeds her churu (it’s like gogurt for cats and they go nuts for it) while I trim her nails. She does a funny “mrow mrow mrow” complaining sound while I trim her nails but she loves the churu slightly more than she hates having her nails trim so it works.

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u/RefractHD 7d ago

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it 🤷🏼‍♂️

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u/Briskbulb 7d ago

You know she probably Put peanut butter on other places besides her made shift head wear for the pup.

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u/BiosyntheticStoma 7d ago

Work smarter; not harder.

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u/UnicornFarts1111 7d ago

This is genius!

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u/Senzafane 7d ago

If it works, it works.

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u/AlbatrossSenior7107 7d ago

That is fucking genius and I will be doing this.

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u/ZukowskiHardware 7d ago

This is the best ever

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u/themaniacsaid 7d ago

She's amazing

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u/zombiesherbet 7d ago

Brilliant!!

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u/minzyroo 7d ago

She. Is. A. GENIUS!!!

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u/Iknowthedoctorsname 8d ago

It looks ridiculous but reflects a huge amount of understanding and empathy for her animal during what is generally a very traumatizing event. Kudos to this ridiculous woman!

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u/victorella 8d ago

Love is a peanut butter helmet.

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u/Filmcricket 8d ago

That’s so kind and patient of her🤍

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u/sro25 8d ago

Fantastic awesum idea, alot of animals hate there nails been cut

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u/be_the_v 7d ago

Its not stupid if it works. I use PB to keep my dog in the shower, that stuff is a life saver!

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u/snacks450 8d ago

This is genius!

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u/goodforpinky 8d ago

I’ve never seen more dedication or commitment coming from a human

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u/ShinyAeon 8d ago

That’s brilliant.

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u/wkdzel 8d ago

Man, she's really using her head!

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u/ditomattmc 8d ago

Really using her noggin.

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u/Midan71 8d ago

Ima try this.

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u/rcowie 8d ago

Its fabulous and it works. More power to her.

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u/bridgetblue69 8d ago

Brilliant!! 🤣😁

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u/gomezjunco 8d ago

Your sis knows what’s up

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u/Beloved_of_Vlad 8d ago

Now that is above and beyond the call of duty!

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u/Sakura_2623 8d ago

That's really smart bro!! \(°o°)/

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u/nom_of_your_business 8d ago

She is a problem solver.

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u/Zyk40 7d ago

Genius.

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u/18114 8d ago

A great solution.

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u/NeoTheRiot 8d ago

Took me a second to realize its not just a hat, genius.