WARNINGS: Make sure you never use human toothpaste. Xylitol is poisonous –that is DEADLY — to dogs. When you buy the interdentals DO NOT get the ones with fluoride. If you are using peanut butter as a treat make sure to check the ingredients. When using Greenie Treats as a reward (or any other reward) watch out for choking hazards. Test the end of the interdental to make sure it isn’t “pokey” or sharp (this end is not something you will purposely touch your dog with, but just in case… make sure the tip is soft and not dangerous).
This should always be fun. Always start with a low bar. Always end on a high note! (Grab the free PDF below after watching the videos!)
The “Perfected” Recommendation
Spoiler alert, I ultimately took a “burrito” approach to get access to more teeth. It’s good to watch the videos below this one as well.
Bella’s Day 1: The Fearless Dog
A Slower Path Forward with Theodore
With Theodore, I took the time to get him used to me touching his little mouth. Sometimes that involved treats… Other times it was during our cuddle time like you see below.