Brushing Teeth: Training Assignment

Above: This seal was trained to accept the brushing of his teeth.

Do you brush your pet’s teeth? Many dog and cat owners do because good dental health can help with longevity and better health overall.

These seals at the New England Aquarium prefer malt flavored tooth paste (over seafood) AND at least one has progressed to a Sonicare toothbrush.

If you live in Massachusetts you might consider having the this animal dental specialist check out your pet.

The thing is, if you work at training your pet just a little bit every day, you too can get cooperation for such things as dental care, nail trimming, brushing, and ear cleaning.

So, your assignment–if you choose to do so, is to train your pet to allow you to brush its teeth.

You’ll need a plan before you get into it because small steps lead up to the final result.

If captive wildlife will tolerate someone brushing their teeth–your pet can too.

If you have trained your pet to allow you to brush its teeth, please leave a comment below and share your experience.

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  1. Animals Away says:

    I wish it was that easy to brush my dogs teeth. maybe I should have bought a seal.

  2. LOL just do some training and it can be just as easy!