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Cutting nails

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, Jul 13, 2009.


  1. rona

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    On a different thread, it seems that a lot of people have trouble cutting their dogs nails.
    I always start this when they are puppies, even if they don't need any taken off, I pretend to do it, just to get them used to it.
    If it is done regularly, then you only have to take the tips, and there is no fear of making them bleed.
    When did you start cutting your dogs nails?
     
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  2. turkeylad

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    İ cut all my dogs nails and like you train them from a very early age to let me look at there nails teeth and examine them so there is no fears about it.
     
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    I really wish i did this to.. :( Unneeded stress.
     
  4. davehyde

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    never ever tried it. too scared of hurting him.

    do his teeth tho and he doesnt mind being handled at all.
     
  5. Badger's Mum

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    I do the same as you and tl:D. We can't do the jrt anymore since his broke his dew claw lucky his got short claw's:rolleyes:
     
  6. Cavalierlover123

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    I wish i started at a younger age, i just did it when cassie needed them trimmed. is there anything i can do now to reassure her that theres nothing wrong with cutting her nails?
    Im going start to show Pippa that theres nothing wrong with a nail trimmer now so she wont be scared of it..:)
     
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    I never cut my last dogs nails, but I did make sure he walked on hard surfaces for at least part of his walk and being a large breed he seemed to wear them down. I have never tried to cut Henricks nails and he doesn't need them doing but having read this thread I think I will do some pretend cutting to get him used to it just in case I ever need to.
     
  8. rona

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    I think if you start to just hold and pull on the nails, with no nail clippers in sight, you may get there in the end.
    It may take months though ;)
     
  9. EmzieAngel

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    I've never had to cut Bailey's nails, they are in good shape.
    But ever since he was a puppy I always made sure I touched his paws and nails and he lets me hold them no problem, so hopefully if the dreaded day ever comes, he might just let me do them lol.
    x
     
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    i never cut my dogs nails as they wore them down themselves i find.... but my dogs are used to being handled and im sure they wouldnt mind me cutting them :) at the training we have been adviced to get the dog used to unusuall handling like the vet would do, so they get used to it and arent too stressed if needed to be touched at certain areas during vet visits :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice Rona,i hope this works!!:D
     
  12. rona

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    Just do it when she's sleeping beside you or really relaxed to start with, then try at other times, the idea is not to stress her, otherwise it won't happen
     
  13. Sophiex

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    I started when he was a tiny puppy. It was after, when I made a mistake, that Oscar got freaked out. :eek: I've tried clipping them one at a time and in between, playing with him and giving him treats. I've tried it when he's asleep. Two of us have tried - one keeping him distracted and the other trying to clip. I touch his paws lots, touch his nails but he goes insane when I try to clip them. I feel bad because I traumatised him. :(
     
  14. rona

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    I wonder why this is not advised at all training classes, it's quite important
     
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    My vet advised us to help Bailey get used to unusual handling.
     
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    I have always started with mine when they are young.
    As they are small dogs I lay them upside down on my lap and find they relax quickly, they have even been known to fall asleep :)
     
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    I started when they were nearly 2 weeks old as poor mums tummy was all red and scratched. I kept doing it every time it needed done and kept pretending to do it in between.
    I passed this info on to new owners and none of us have had a problem.
    We walk on road quite a bit so Dave's rarely need done. And Dixie runs about that much I'm surprised she has claws left! Lol

    x
     
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    At puppy class we were taught to handle the dogs and do the feet, and told to pretend to clip them
     
  19. Natik

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    good training classes do and the not as good training classes might miss out on this information to be passed on.... my thought.
     
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    I dont do it, Arnie gets done when he gets his hair done. I'd like to say he has a couple of hours of pamper :D :D you know go get a manicure and new hair do, dont think he sees it like that tho :rolleyes:
     
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