Using hand sanitiser multiple times daily is the new normal, during the lockdown period and beyond. Here’s some advice from our expert dog trainers on how to get your dog used to hand sanitiser.

How to get your dog used to hand sanitiser.

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Whilst having sanitiser on our hands is non toxic to dogs, it does have a strong smell which could be quite aversive (or off putting).

Just like anything that’s new, it’s important to create a positive association with that smell so dogs still enjoy greeting people. Watch the video with from our dog trainer, Tom for how to do this.

After putting sanitiser on your hands, try scatter feeding your dog some treats on the floor so they can receive treats whilst smelling the odour from a distance.

When giving affection to a dog, don’t offer your hand directly to their face, instead try stroking their chest area. If they move away, that’s ok – never push fuss upon them. Lots of dogs also like to be stroked on their side or bottom too.

Always wash your hands with soap and water when you come back home.

Get more advice from our trainers on how to ease your dog our of lockdown.