How To Trim Dog Nails Using Cutie Pet's Dog Nail Clippers - YouTube
Not sure about using a grinder? Find out how to clip your dog’s nails with nail clippers, .
Just as with most items there are more than one type to choose from. You may need to try a couple different ones before you find the best fit for you and your dog. The best dog nail clippers will obviously be the ones that work for you and you can be relaxed while using them.
You're more likely to take off too much of the nail and clip the quick by using a trimmer that is too big. Likewise, small clippers won't easily slice through the nail of a large breed. This can cause your dog pain, and it will make the process of cutting your dog's nails take a lot longer.
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Clipping a Dog's Claws (Toenails)
There are various nail clippers used in the dog grooming industry and each serve specific purposes. The two most common styles of nail clippers are the guillotine style and scissor-style. Dogs that have long, curved nails should be trimmed using the scissor-style clippers.If you are one of the fortunate individuals that has a dog that does not particularly mind the process then trimming the nails will be a breeze. Get your tools (mentioned below) and some treats, you can trim the dogs nails either standing or laying down. Laying down would be preferable as there is less chance of the dog twisting, or moving which could cause you to mis-cut and harm your dog. Simply grasp a foot securely with one hand, using your fingers to seperate the toes so you have good access to each individual nail. With the other hand begin the process of clipping, while using a calm, soothing voice, being mindful of the dogs body language to alert you if you cut to short or if they are becoming agitated with the process.Trimming your dog’s nails using the guillotine style nail clipper is similar to how a trim would be done using a scissor-style trimmer. Once again, prior to trimming, ensure that the dog is in a comfortable position so that she will not move and you have easy access to her paws. As a reminder, this is so the dog will not shuffle uncomfortably and you will also feel more comfortable.You should always use nail trimmers suitable for the size of the dog and always use a professional quality dog nail trimmer. These are designed to accommodate the shape of the dog's nail. attempt to use a human nail trimmer, even on the tiniest of dogs. The quality of the nail trimmers is an important consideration as using dull or inferior quality tools can create a potentially dangerous, painful, or at the very least, frightening experience for the dog or the groomer. Dull nail trimmers can crush, rather than cut the nail causing the dog unnecessary pain and creating a jagged edge on the nail. Low quality trimmers or nail clippers not in good working order can pinch the nail, becoming lodged on the nail.