How To Cut My Puppies Nails?
Bailey really doesn't like her nails getting clipped, and usually I just give them a little trim every once in a while. I have to get help holding her down and keeping her calm while I trim them.
One day she jerked her paw causing me to cut a little too far and making it bleed. She didn't whimper or whine and her behaviour didn't change so it must not have hurt that much.
I don't want to keep getting them professionally done, because it get's costly.
Can I have some suggstions on easier ways to trim her claws?
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It seems that most dogs generally don't like having their nails clipped. Keeping on it more then just "Once in awhile" will help, keeping her more used to it. Play with her toes a lot during times that you aren't clipping them. Give her treats when you do this. Make having her toes messed with a GOOD experience. If you can't calm her down to do it, you will have to take her to a Groomer or Vet to have it done. I have known of dogs that were so freaked out by this, they actually had to be sedated.
If you are worried about cutting to much and making them bleed. I have used a grinder to take the nails down a bit. It will also take some time to get used to the noise and the feel. But it is alot safer if the concern is cutting to much.
Ty answered on 4/3/11. Helpful? / 0