My dog won’t comply with nail cutting no matter what I do
Cutting toenails short can be like a miracle cure for your dog whose hind end has become painful, weak and over-used.
Unfortunately, this video is about the whole process of cutting/trimming/dremeling your dog’s nails, and I was looking for more about the mechanics of how much to grind off so that the quick retreats and at what angle, like when you clip the nails. My dog can do all of these steps luckily, so it looks like I’m ahead of the game I guess, but what about how often and how far to grind, and at what angle?
for cutting your dog's nails and also discusses the importance of desensitization. There is also a great 9 minute video to help explain things a little better.
and shares some tips for cutting your dog's nails in this post.
Dog Behavior Blog: Cutting the Nails Of An Unwilling Dog
A dog’s toenail is made up of the nail itself and the the pink (when it’s visible) part of your dog’s toenails that provides the blood supply to the nail. Avoid cutting into the quick because it bleeds quite a bit and it’s quite sensitive.What do you do you do if you have a mishap by cutting too far, causing pain and dog nail bleeding? The best thing is to be prepared in advance and have emergency supplies within reach. You will be able to quickly stop the bleeding, relieve the pain, save your carpets from stains and greatly lessen the chance of a nail infection.Perhaps no other home grooming activity is dreaded more by both owner and pet than cutting a dog’s nails. The task seems simple enough, particularly with the wide array of now available, but the procedure can go terribly wrong with one misplaced snip, leaving a dog skittish and reluctant to ever allow you near his feet again. If you mistakenly cut into the quick – or vein and nerve that runs into every nail – a bloody mess could ensue that damages carpets, furniture and, most importantly, your dog’s much-needed trust in your home grooming capabilities.Many dog owners are apprehensive about trimming their dog’s nails because they are nervous about cutting into the quick. But with the right conditioning and careful cutting, pet nail clipping can be a simple, stress-free activity for you and your dog.