|Purred: Wed Apr 1, '09 3:43pm PST |
|Bumpurr and the kittens are great about it, but they all got started as
little kittens too, when they can't get away or do any damage. They just
learn to accept it.
I taught them by putting them on their back, on my lap, they aren't
going anywhere. Ya, they are a little squirmy at first, I just keep putting
them back on their back, they soon learn, if they just lay there, its over and
done in a minute, they also get their ears cleaned then too.
If you want to do it yourself, teach him to lay on his back, on your lap,
even if he will just do it for a minute, its progress, pet him, talk to him,
play with his paws. You might need help the first few times. If he
squirms out of it, put him back on his back, do not let him up until you
are ready to let him go. End on a positive note, when he will just lay
there, let him go. He will soon learn, if he squirms, he gets put back, if he
is a good boy, and lays there, all is good.
When he will lay there, do one paw at at a time, be very careful not to
cut into the quick, do one paw, let him go.