They are called “cones of shame” for a reason. Most dogs have to wear one of those awkward, plastic, lamp-like cones at some point in their lives—after surgery, injury, or skin infection. Chances are they will not be thrilled about it. However, if you prepare your dog to wear a cone ahead of time, he can learn that wearing a cone is a good thing, not a punishment. As shown in this video, all it takes is some yummy treats and lots of praise to transform the cone of shame into a cone of fame!
A nail Dremel is a great alternative to use with dogs that hate having their nails clipped by guillotine-style clippers, although the noise it makes takes some getting used to. In this video, Ken Ramirez and his dog Marlin demonstrate how to introduce your dog to a Dremel and train for stress-free nail trims!