Dog Nail Trimming
Almost all dogs hate having their nails cut. Dog's paws are so sensitive that some of them are really nervous just by having someone touching them. Unfortunately, it is a lot easier to hurt the dog while cutting its nails and a bad experience like this can mark the dog for the rest of its life.
There is a flesh part on the dog's nails that is heavily irrigated (the pulp of the nail) that bleed and hurts a lot when cut. You should minimize the risk of cutting that part but cutting the nail little by little. small dog leash
Many dog owners are so scared of hurting their dogs that they take them to the veterinary or the canine hairdresser's to have them cut, but the environment can stress the dog even more, making it associate both circumstances and end up hating them both even more, the veterinary and being touch on the paws. If you get your dog used to having its nails cut since its a puppy, then this experience will be a lot less stressing in the future.
Dog NAIL Cutting
Always cut the nails with a lot of precaution, avoiding the fleshy parts or the pulp of the nail. It has a pink color and it is very rigid and rich in nervous termination. If you don't feel completely sure ask for the veterinary's or canine hairdresser's help.
- First of all, teach your dog to let people touch its paws. Offer it a treat but don't give it to the dog. Repeat the exercise many times a day during three of four days.
- Repeat the exercise, but now hold the paw very firmly and stretch the nails to check on them.
- Take the nail clippers, but don't try to cut anything; get limited to show it to the dog while you give it a treat. Repeat the exercise until you notice that the dog is eagerly waiting to see the nail clippers.
- Raise one paw, stretch softly from a nail and give it a soft little bump with the nail clippers before giving the treat to the dog.
Repeat the exercise with all of the nails until the dog stops getting nervous at all.
Now you can cut the dog's nails. Cut one millimeter approximately each time; you will always be able to cut again, but not to avoid your dog's pain or bleeding provoked when you cut too much.