Pug Scrubbing

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

On Sunday morning, I took Sid over to Urban Pooch for some de-skunk-ification. This was his second visit to U.P. and while he was still squirmier than when bathed at home, he seemed more relaxed than the first time we went.

While I was busy scrubbing him, two different pugs came in and had their nails dremeled. Both seemed pretty calm during the process so I thought I’d see how Sid would do. He runs away and hides whenever I get out the nail clippers (hoping to trim his dew claws) and refuses to let me so much as touch his paw so I didn’t have high hopes for the dremel, but I figured I’d at least give it a shot.

After I dried Sid off, the Urban Pooch assistant, Luke,  popped Sid up on a table and started dremeling away. My job was to distract Sid with a constant flow of venison jerky straight to the muzzle. Luke was super quick and gentle with the dremel – I don’t think Sid even really had time to process what was going on until it was already over. Sid actually kept his cool for most of the process, and wasn’t bothered at all by the noise (it was a lot quieter than I expected). He started getting super-squirmy near the end so we conceded to let him get away with two nails un-trimmed.

So it looks like two (nicely trimmed) dew claws up for the dremel!

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5 Responses to “Pug Scrubbing”

  1. avatar Noodles Says:

    Hi Sid
    I loves loves loves when my Mommy dremels my nails. OKAY, I am lying. But I don’t overly mind it since it is pretty fast. I have a ticklish back paw that gives Mommy trouble so she starts there.
    You look super handsome CLEAN!
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar Idaho PugRanch Says:

    Sid, That is how we get our nails done. Dad holds while Mom runs the dremel. I used to be HORRID about it (I did not like any part of me messed with) but they have worked hard getting me used to that and other indignities. Lots of treats is the key. Now I hold still pretty good.
    Greta, Bailey & Hazel too

  3. avatar Meredith LeBlanc ૐ (@MeredithLeBlanc) Says:

    Oh Sid, you’re so good. Scarlet keeps her nails short by doing the post-poop dance off on the pavement 🙂

    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. avatar BunkThePug Says:

    Oh Sid!

    Treats make every process nice and sweet, don’t they?:):)

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    Bunk The Pug.

  5. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    Sid that is one huge tub! I think I’d be a bit squirmy in it too. I think we are going to try the Dremel too. Daisy keeps biting me!

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