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