Looking back on our posts, we noticed that this was one of the most viewed 🦷! I love to have my teeth brushed every evening and we thought you might like to know how I learned to enjoy it 😁
1. Get your dog used to having their mouth and gums gently touched with your hands. Go slowly and give praise and/or treats. This can take a few days or weeks, don’t rush it but do a little each day so it becomes a positive experience ☺️
2. Introduce a dog toothpaste: put some on your finger, and let the dog lick it off your finger. Then touch their gums and teeth with the finger that has toothpaste on it.
3. Now show them the toothbrush, let them sniff it. Add toothpaste to it and let them lick it.
4. Try brushing one tooth. Give lots of praise and/or treats.
5. Over the next few days/ weeks, try brushing more than one tooth (if you see the dog is uncomfortable, go back a step- the key is to make this a positive experience and not rush the learning stage ❤️). Always praise/ give treats afterwards.
6. Eventually, the dog will associate teeth brushing as a fun bonding experience and you won’t need to reward with treats (but continue to praise 😉)
7. It’s ok if you don’t brush all the teeth each evening. Just try to get them all within the week.
8. We use an organic toothpaste from @pureandnaturalpet (not an ad, just a fan 😘)
9. In addition to daily brushing, I get a chew twice a week from @realdogbox (not an ad, just a fan 😘)
10. Hope those tips help! Feel free to ask me any questions 😁 Remember to be patient with your pups as they learn new routines and always praise and reward them for being brave and kind 🥰
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