Trimming our good dog’s nails should be part of their routine care. Some good dogs will wear them down but most will need a routine trim & all of them need their dewclaws trimmed.
It’s important to first get your dog comfortable with their toes & feet being touched. Positive reinforcement is a great way to do this. Each time you touch their feet, give them a treat. Once they are relaxed & comfortable with this, it’s time to introduce your trimming tool. Let them sniff it & give them a treat. Repeat this & then slowly touch them with the tool & give them another treat. When they are no longer curious or frightened by the tool touch their toes with it & give them another treat. Repeat this until you feel they are relaxed enough to do a small clip. It doesn’t have to be a perfect trim, just a quick small clip & give them a treat. For most this procedure will take weeks so be patient & be calm. You want each step to be relaxed & enjoyable for both you & your good dog.
Below is video with Dr. Andy sharing his 2 Simple Tips for Trimming Your Dog or Cat’s Nail.
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