Skip to content

How to Brush a Schnauzer’s Teeth

July 19, 2010

It’s Monday.  Woo hoo!  Normally I’m not so excited for Mondays, but this is the week I’m moving!  About 48 more hours until I’m hitting the road to NJ, then up to Boston Thursday morning!!!!!  I never thought this week would come along 🙂

So since things are so busy packing, trying to cram in workouts, figuring out what we have to get rid of, etc., this is a quick one.

We’ve always had a little trouble brushing Rufio’s teeth.  He hates it.  I swear he would rather give up his left paw than have his teeth brushed.  For the last 2 years we have been trying to figure out a solution, and finally, FINALLY came to one.  He tends to go completely catatonic (dogatonic?) when we put any kind of clothing on him, so a few weeks ago at my parent’s house, I thought it might be useful to put a sweater on him and brush his teeth…it worked!

Now, whenever we want to brush his teeth, we just reach for his Halloween costume.  He knows whenever he sees the banana come out (minus the little hat that looks like a condom), he’s in for it…

DSC05740 DSC05739 
He’s miserable as hell, but at least his chompers are minty fresh.  Um, or chicken flavored fresh in the case of doggy toothpaste!

Poor little guy, takes so much abuse!

What was your best part of the weekend?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2010 9:27 am

    Haha, that is so funny that you put him in a banana suit to brush his teeth. I can’t figure out how to brush my dog’s either. He doesn’t own a banana suit though.

  2. greensandjeans permalink
    July 19, 2010 10:20 am

    Cutest thing ever? Perhaps.

  3. July 19, 2010 11:15 am

    does he go catatonic because he hates clothing? or just feels so comfortable in it?

    either way, funny trick.

  4. July 19, 2010 12:06 pm

    Hahahaha! That’s awesome.

    I use peanut flavored toothpaste so my dog is semi-ok about getting his teeth brushed. His pet peeve is getting his nails cut. He has to be muzzled!

  5. July 19, 2010 1:34 pm

    That MIGHT be the funniest thing I have ever heard. I know you’re going to be a great mom—you’re so resourceful!!!

  6. July 19, 2010 5:27 pm

    HAHA! nice work. When I get Ginger in her costume she won’t move, so I guess that is the best way to get them to comply.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: