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Would You Try This Peanut Butter Plastic Head Wrap To Clip Your Dog’s Nails?
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and one innovative dog mama decided she’d make nail clipping a delightful experience for her dog, even if it meant she wrapped her head in plastic and peanut butter!
Lindsay Shelton is a traveling nurse who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is also a viral TikTok star, as she cleverly showed us all how to cut our dog’s nails without them having any issues. All it takes is a head wrapped in plastic and some peanut butter!
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Shelton posted her video on TikTok and it’s already acquired 3 million likes and countless other shares. In it, her husband asks her what the heck she’s doing as she’s wrapped in plastic wrap and slathering peanut butter on the wrap on her forehead.
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She laughs while she tells him she looks like a dork, but preparing to look like a genius as she convinces her Australian Shepherd mix Schmidt to lick her forehead in exchange for access to his paws for clipping. People all over the Interwebs are calling her idea brilliant, and Shelton says she’s tried all sorts of variations of the peanut butter enticement to get Schmidt and her other fur-baby Murphy to stay still for nail trims.
In an interview with USA Today, Shelton said that putting the peanut butter on her head made them look at her, not their paws, as they have done when she’s put peanut butter on a plate on the ground for them.
Shelton says it’s a great trick if you and your dog are comfortable with each other, but doesn’t recommend doing it with a foster dog or newly adopted dog before you know the pet is comfortable with you.
Because it’s genius AND adorable, it’s sparked the PB Challenge, with other TikTok users showing her how they get it done!
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Shelton says she thinks it’s surprising her video has gone viral, but she does know that it helps take something scary like nail clipping for pups and make it joy-filled with delicious treats!