Let me start by saying that if you don’t brush your dog’s teeth he could have periodontal disease and plaque that could lead to painful tooth loss.
At the beginning, I bought a toothbrush made for dogs, but as time went by I realized that I needed to look at my dog’s mouth size, her sensitivity to that particular toothbrush, how easy or hard it was to use it and much more so after a while, and this is personal preference, I realized that I liked a human toothbrush and so that is what I’ve used for the last couple of years.
By the way, Abby’s toothbrush, the one on the right side was a bit too hard/firm for her so I replaced it for a softer toothbrush that she seems to like better. Before I forget, Do Not Use human toothpaste!! Stay safe.
I believe that all pet parents speak dog-some are quite fluent while others are just learning-even if you think otherwise. Once we have lived with a dog for a while, we figure out her likes, dislikes, and quirks. In the above picture, all of them are in the traveling mode. Easy to see and figure out.
Roxie and Charlie (from left to right) wearing a Gentle Leader or Halti.
What do you think about the above picture? Come on, give it a try! They are both alert and relaxed. This is the body language and state of mind that you want to see in your dog. Anyway, dogs do not come with a manual, and even if they did, dogs are individuals so that manual will only get you so far. My advice to you is to enjoy your dog. Celebrate the little victories when you can, and don’t be too hard on her and yourself when she is not at her best behavior. And when you really don’t know what to do with her, hire professional help. Stay safe.