Tough grooming | Dog Shaming Oscar will do anything to get out of having his nails trimmed. Editor’s note: Have you tried using a dremmel? Our dogs definitely prefer it to the clippers.
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I agree with the editor – it is much easier but still can be difficult getting them to hold still. I suggest a full belly – soft music and their favorite bone inbetween your teeth. lol
Really, the bone between your teeth or their teeth ? 😉
dremel makes it easier
A dremel on low works beautifully with my rottie, who used to find a chair to hide under (or a person) whenever the vet needed to clip her nails. Peanut butter on the nose is a GREAT idea – a little reward while mama gives a pawdicure!
I have to muzzle one of mine.
nice idea, I’ll have to try that this weekend. Even the groomers don’t want to touch my puppy’s paws. thanks!
If you hold your dog in your arms and slowly spin in a circle, you can clip his nails easily. The circle motion disorients them so they can’t concentrate enough to bite. Hope this helps!
One of my westie girls is just the same. Mention the comb & groomers name & you’ll find her hiding in my son’s bed, under the covers. Also our mastiff X has to be sedated to have her nails done!
I use a dremmel to do my dogs nails. works great!! just be careful not to get the sanding barrel too close to the toe pad as you’re buzzing the nail. I have an easy dog though, because he also lets me vacuum him.
I’ve never had a dog that would tolerate nail trimming. Some I could do with help from someone, but the dogs I have now, nope. Even tried a dremmel, but it was a no go. Have to take em to the vet, which a pain, especially since one of them gets car sick!
These are some great ideas, my poor dog shakes and whines terribly. I think he was hurt in the past and has bad memories of it, so we usually take him to the groomer’s but its a long drive lol I’ll try the peanut butter one.
My terrier used to pin my boxer to the floor by the throat so I could trim his nails. If he moved she growled. So funny!
We gave up. We go to the groomer for “toenails” every two weeks. She likes the trip, and gently nips at the groomers fingers instead of ours. We are too “emotionally involved” I guess….
I groom many dogs and have clipped many dogs nails – try a reward system, start slow, give the dog a treat when it behaves after each nail is clipped, if you can have someone distract them with the treat while you do each nail even better, but it can be done on your own. I have taken dogs that had to be sedated and within 6 months i clip their all their nails with the promise of a treat that they get when they are done. I have never been bitten!!!!!
and then his legs fell off and he became a sausage.
I was just thinking that hahaha.