Monday, February 2, 2009



Marley and I decided to accept Johann's Toofer Challenge. This is a timely challenge as I have attempted to brush Marley's teeth in the past, however I haven't really gotten very far. Ok, I'll admit it, I had purchased a pre-pasted toothbrush for her and it was residing in her treat basket. Today she received a rude shock when she was expecting a treat, she has decided this is not a fun activity.

I started out by placing some treats on my coffee table and tucking her under my arm. I let her sniff the brush and then I opened her mouth and lightly brushed her teeth. About half-way through I gave her a couple of treats and when I was done she got more treats. I'm not sure this was very effective, however I figure it will get her used to the process and I'm sure I'll get better at making it fun.

Marley's pearly whites

I want to audition for the part of the big bad wolf...think I'll get it?

1 comment:

Dannan and The Girl said...

Wroo, Marley! Your last post was pawsome, you already knew to wait at the door! People always think they have to teach us things, but sometimes we already know how to do them!

And what is the deal with the new beds? Don't they know that we get them just how we like them, smelly and chewed up and COMFORTABLE, and then they try to replace them!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Pee Ess from The Girl - I know that I need to start brushing Dannan's teeth, but I've really avoided it. Great post!