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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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suggestions for cutting nails? dresden used to be so good about it...i never cut him too short or caused pain, but he wont let me near him now~ could it be his age-15 months- going through a stage?? i guess i'll let the vet do it next week when he goes in for his shos, but i would like to get back into doing it at home..thanks
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Use a Dremel .... I would never have the vet do it. I dont, as a rule, trust vet techs to do that kind of stuff. I would take him to a groomer experienced with big dogs, and have her show you the basics of using a dremel. Or, you can just try it out yourself, like I did. It is WAY faster, gets them shorter, and doesnt put the pressure on the cuticle that most dogs hate. ....

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I dont have suggestions, but Sadie has never liked this process. Even at 8 weeks, it took at least 2 people to get them all cut... Our min pin was worse- even the pedi-paws was a no go for him!

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Maybe go slow and recondition to the nail cutting. You may only get one at a time at first.

My pup was really good about it young and now has decided to fight. I think they do mature and give it a try.
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