Cat Nail Trimming Course

About the course: 

In this course, you are guided through the process of improving your cat's response to nail trims. With some patience, consistency, and delicious treats, your cat will learn to be comfortable having their paws handled and their nails clipped.
This course includes:

  • Four weeks of exercises.
  • Unlimited course access: there is no time limit
  • Email support from the instructor, an applied animal behaviourist

Weekly goals include:

  • Week 1: Change your cat's emotional response to the clippers or tool that you are using.
  • Week 2: Establish the baseline for your cat's level of comfortability at being handled and start to extend this to other parts of their body.
  • Week 3: Condition your cat to accept paw touches and holds.
  • Week 4: Condition your cat to be comfortable with nail trims.

Note: The goal of any good behaviour modification plan is to make progress. There is no timeline for achieving stress-free nail trims. Each cat is unique, and their speed of learning will depend on their initial level of fear and how often your practice.

About the methods: Created by a certified applied animal behaviourist, this course employs the most progressive training techniques. Careful attention to detail was put in to help you and your cat succeed. Step-by-step instructions with videos and notes will help you teach your cat to be comfortable with nail trims. The material within this course is not meant to be a replacement for veterinary care.

How it works: Upon purchasing the course, you will receive a pdf that contains a note and link to the online platform. In the platform, there will be videos to watch with supplementary notes.

Support: Email support is included in the course. If you have any trouble completing the course please email Julie, the instructor at

Terms of Agreement

By submitting payment/engaging the service, you are agreeing to the following:

Cat School cannot be held responsible or liable for any adverse situations resulting from the application of information obtained from courses. Every cat is an individual and will have a unique response to nail trims. Course material should be utilized at the sole discretion of the owner. Do not do anything that makes your cat uncomfortable. If there is any doubt in the application of the material, please reach out for assistance to

100% money back guarantee:To receive a refund you will be required to demonstrate via video that you followed through on each step.

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    Anne L.
    Canada Canada
    Love Cat School!

    I am enrolled in all three of the offered Cat School courses. They are fantastic. Julie is a compassionate and thoughtful teacher, always ready to respond to questions and concerns with appropriate tips.

    Swee Q.
    United States United States
    Noticeable improvements!

    I can definitely see improvements in my cats' response to having their paws handled. I'm not yet at the stage where I can clip, though I suspect I will be able to do that very soon with one of my Tephie. Lassi needs more time, but we are getting there. A nice unanticipated result is that Tephie, who normally does not like being petted, is tolerating it more, and I am using the principles of counter-conditioning that I learned here to get my older cat to be more accepting of the younger ones. I would really recommend this course. Julie is always ready to answer my questions.