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12-22-2013 06:37 PM
SuperG
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Originally Posted by Cusack's Human View Post
The pictures really don't do them any justice LOL

Now you have me curious. He is 90lbs and 25". Bigger than average?

I need to put up some new pics. He was in his "teenage awkward phase" in the profile album.

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Sounds like a studly shepherd to me ...

SuperG
12-22-2013 05:38 PM
doggiedad when dremelling i use a gas mask that has 2 cartriges. i also
use the ones made out of paper. i wear goggles most of the time.

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What kind of clippers are you using, the Resco guillotine type? Those are terrible. Get the big pliers-type clippers with the orange handles. They can handle just about any size toenail. Dremel is great too, but it takes a lot longer, and

>>>>> gets fine toenail dust everywhere (which I have discovered I am highly sensitive to). <<<<<

What I prefer to do is clip the nail down to the shortest length I can, and then round off the sharp edges with the dremel. Some dogs tolerate one and not the other, so whatever works best is what you should do.
12-22-2013 04:52 PM
Freestep What kind of clippers are you using, the Resco guillotine type? Those are terrible. Get the big pliers-type clippers with the orange handles. They can handle just about any size toenail. Dremel is great too, but it takes a lot longer, and gets fine toenail dust everywhere (which I have discovered I am highly sensitive to). What I prefer to do is clip the nail down to the shortest length I can, and then round off the sharp edges with the dremel. Some dogs tolerate one and not the other, so whatever works best is what you should do.
12-22-2013 04:30 PM
doggiedad why did you let your dog's nails get so long? i think you let a professional
trim them. then you maintain them. if you use a dremel i think you should
grind a little at a time. stretch it out for a few days.
12-22-2013 04:01 PM
Mary Beth I vote also for the dremel. I had the same problem with my 130 lb. Sting. I first tried a Quickfinder for large dogs- it found the quick but I had to squeeze so hard that Sting yelped and then the battery cover would pop off - it was one big hassle. So I searched on the forum, found helpful advice on how to use it and got a dremel. Works great - Sting couldn't care less about the noise, he is just interested in the treats. Though for the first few months I did just use the low setting. I did trim only a little bit as the nails were long and the quick had grown with it. I do it weekly and am careful to only do a few seconds on a nail -move on, then go back, so the nail doesn't get overheated.
12-22-2013 02:22 AM
Bane Vom Vox Try using a dremel


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12-22-2013 01:45 AM
vicky2200 Dakota's nails are bigger than that and I actually use human nail clippers on them. I just keep re-positioning them and clipping off small pieces. It is very difficult but it works. I also have the vet clip them on occasion. The dremel scares me and I cant see my dogs putting up with it without a struggle.
12-21-2013 08:07 PM
ShenzisMom Is there a groomer with a good reputation in your area? Is your vet willing to cut them down for you? This way, you don't have to worry about hurting him, a professional can take them down to where they should be. Then you just need to take the tips off once a week or two, depending =)
12-21-2013 07:13 PM
Cusack's Human
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Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
No doubt those are some BIG nails....maybe a bench grinder is in order....just kidding...

Is the dog attached to those nails a 120 plus pounder ???

SuperG
The pictures really don't do them any justice LOL

Now you have me curious. He is 90lbs and 25". Bigger than average?

I need to put up some new pics. He was in his "teenage awkward phase" in the profile album.

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12-21-2013 04:02 PM
jocoyn What I do is Dremel Beau after a good run. He is laying on his side panting while I am doing it. ..........
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