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    Question Been a while!! How in the world do you trim your bullies nails?!

    My sweet Frankie boy pretends to be the toughest guy in town but when it comes to getting his nails trimmed.. He's a HUGE baby!! My husband and I have tried just about everything. Distracting, treats, doing it when he sleeps.. I just don't know what to do.. HELP!

    His nails are so long and sharp, the skin family members are getting hurt! It doesn't seem to bother him, but.. ya know. Even constant walks on the pavement haven't really helped.

    I knew if anyone could help, it'd be ya'll!! -frankie-png
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    Dremel and a sanding drum. Works like a charm.


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    The vet's here will trim the nails for free. I use Pretty Paws and a nail clipper on Punk - she hates having her nails trimmed - I get the STINK EYE severely. . .

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    Default Re: Been a while!! How in the world do you trim your bullies nails?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Annie1991 View Post
    The vet's here will trim the nails for free. I use Pretty Paws and a nail clipper on Punk - she hates having her nails trimmed - I get the STINK EYE severely. . .
    I believe with almost every dog it starts when they are pups. (At least with all of mine) Them being comfortable with you touching there feet. Mine will sit and give you their paw. Bella's I have done when she is sleeping so far. But I am constantly touching and rubbing her when she is awake and calm.

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    Default Re: Been a while!! How in the world do you trim your bullies nails?!

    I trim while he sleeps one nail a night. He hates it. I have been massaging his paws and he has learned more trust there.

    On walks he likes to kick his bowel movements so I pull him onto the sidewalk or street for nail grinding. That keeps the back nails pretty short.

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    Dremel at the groomers... works like a charm . Treats and toys held as a ditraction
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    Default Re: Been a while!! How in the world do you trim your bullies nails?!

    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    I trim while he sleeps one nail a night. He hates it. I have been massaging his paws and he has learned more trust there.

    On walks he likes to kick his bowel movements so I pull him onto the sidewalk or street for nail grinding. That keeps the back nails pretty short.
    One nail per night when he sleeps? Man Kim you are too funny! Sneeky Kim!!!! Lollll

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    Dremel & a hard Grinding Wheel. Same wheel for 10 yrs

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    Default Re: Been a while!! How in the world do you trim your bullies nails?!

    Mine have all been started as pups. Two of them I can do while their on their backs and one is done with he's standing up. Wilson was my toughest at first and still fights me a bit but he does great once he settles in. Emma literally falls asleep on her back when I'm doing hers. For Wilson when I started off (or when he would really fight me early on) I'm simply put him over my lap where my legs are raised up a bit (like sitting on a stair) and would do him that would cause he couldn't go anywhere. I use nail clippers to do the main clipping and the always follow up with a Dremal for fine tuning.
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    haha,,,, me too ie..let him kick up the 'dirt' on the cement
    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    I trim while he sleeps one nail a night. He hates it. I have been massaging his paws and he has learned more trust there.

    On walks he likes to kick his bowel movements so I pull him onto the sidewalk or street for nail grinding. That keeps the back nails pretty short.

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    Whopper gets his done on his back between my legs. His head at my feet. He squirms at first but ends up giving in after he poops himself out. Or I have my wife rub his tummy. If he is having his tummy rubbed he don't care what you do to him. It's almost like he falls into a hypnotic trance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versicolor View Post
    Whopper gets his done on his back between my legs. His head at my feet. He squirms at first but ends up giving in after he poops himself out. Or I have my wife rub his tummy. If he is having his tummy rubbed he don't care what you do to him. It's almost like he falls into a hypnotic trance.
    Tia hates having this done and the only way she'll stay still is if my husband rubs her tummy while I cut. It's so funny that there's someone else that does this. What we do.... it's embarrassing to say in front of non-dog people. They just don't get it.

    Nico will just lay back and let me do it, no sweat. Both had their feet handled regularly as puppies and I started trimming when they were young so they would be used to it but to this day Tia (almost 9 years) will not have any of it unless her belly is being rubbed. Spoiled girl...

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