Use your fingers to separate the toes for clipping and hold the paw gently. Use a pair of blunt edged children's scissors to remove excess toe hair: nothing dulls clippers quicker than cutting hair! Remember, no dog ever died from a quicked toenail. If you â€œquickâ€ your dog accidentally, give a yummy treat right away.
One 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. Keep doing this about 10-15 times before you stop.
Unless your dog runs around on hard surfaces that help keep toenails short, you have to cut or clip the nails about once a week â€” if you hear them clicking on a .
Unfortunately, most canine parents aren't familiar enough with the process of cutting nails, and dogs are naturally opposed to having their feet touched, so it can .
This nail should be trimmed in several small cuts. If the toenail is cut too short, you can use a styptic pencil containing silver nitrate to stop blood flow, although many animals object to the styptic pencil as much, or more, than toenail cutting.