Trimming Dogs Nail, some helpful hints. If your best friend is not a fan of having their feet trimmed or nails clipped then here’s a great hint to help desensitise them.
At the end of the day when you’re snuggling on the sofa start to gently play with their feet and claws, doing this daily really will help them get over their phobia. Trimming dogs nails should be a basic part of your regular routine with your dog do it’s best to start them early. Remember not to stress them out but at the same time be firm, it’s for their own good!
Once they are used to having their paws played with then you can start to consider trimming the nails. There can use a doggy nail trimmers or perhaps consider investing in an electronic grinder. Regardless of which tool you use remember that you must never cut past the nail quick. This can be painful for the dog and may also make the nail bleed. You can see the quick as this is where the colour darkens as the nail gets closer to the paw.
A dogs nails should be kept at a length so as not to impact how they walk. You can listen out for this and if you can hear he nails hitting the ground when your dog is walking on a hard service then they could do with a trim. How often will depend on how quickly they grow which is different for every dog but can also depend on where you walk. Walking on pavements will wear your dogs nails down quicker than walking in fields.
If you are every in doubt then ask your grooming professional or vet.
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