I highly recommend this book. The simplicity in which the author conveys her recommendations, along with many tips and insights, makes them easy to put into practise. With a clearer understanding of things from our dogs perspective we’re guided in ways to adapt our approach so as to build trust and deepen the bond we have with our dogs – sometimes it just needs a change in our mindset to start to improve the grooming experience.
Within a few days following this advice I have seen a huge difference in the way my nervous JR reacts to her feet being touched, simply by using Sue Williamson’s desensitisation methods – my JR now willingly puts her front paws in my hand (her choice) and will let me stroke them with the nail clippers. It takes patience and practise but I’m confident we’re finally on our way to happier, less stressful nail trimming sessions.. The authors gentle manner is quite infectious and will convince all who read this book that there is a better, more enjoyable way, than “just getting the job done”. Trust and respect forms the basis of her teachings.