How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

If a dog’s nails are too long, you will hear them clack when the dog walks on hard surfaces. Deciding if your dog’s nails are too long is quite simple. The claws should not protrude over the pad and should not touch the ground when standing   Why it is so important to trim your dog’s nails?

You might notice they are getting a little longer, but not think anything about it. Actually, if your dog’s claws are too long, they can cause serious harm and injury to your canine companion. This video not only explains why, but shows you the importance of keeping your dog’s nails at the right length. See how to trim your dog’s nails at home ?

Good information you need to keep your dog safe and happy through the clipping process by giving you key tips on how to trim your dog’s nails safely and effectively.

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

dog nail trimming - Trim Your Dog's Nails

A good tip not shown in the video, the flashlight technique! Shine a light underneath the nail and you can usually see where the flesh stops. Also, if you are not sure about this, bring your dog to a professional and ask to watch & ask your questions.

Another great tip to make clipping your dog’s nails easier is to get him used to the nail clippers before actually clipping anything. Do this by holding the clippers near his feet and nails. Praise and treat the dog. … Now, when it’s time to clip the dog’s nails, they will be used to the clipper and the sound it makes.

If you do not get your dog out much (shame on you – hire a dog walker) You may have to Dremal your dog’s nails every 2 weeks!

This dog nail cutting  shouldn’t be a problem, if you take your dog out regularly enough for a walk.

The bottom line . . .  take your dog to the groomer or vet and let them do it… seriously lol.

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