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    Wow, $15 to cut nails...going rate in my area is $5

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    I haven't had the courage to cut any of my dogs nails yet .......... I too would be interested in what laurentourville said about the nail clippers!! I'm never sure how far back you should cut them!!

    We have to be especially careful with Maggies back paws because she doesn't walk evenly on them so the outer side nails get longer faster than the inner ones .... or is it the other way round . I will need to go look when I get home!

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    here's a pic of the clippers I use, they're pretty well-used, so there's no markings on them anymore to tell what brand they are. there's also i guide piece that you can use so you only cut a small amount at a time.
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    I wish I had the guts to do my boys. I get that anxious feeling in my gut when the vet does them even. I am such a wuss, I wont even clip my daughters nails. haha. We file instead.

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    oh,those are large breed clippers. My son has them for his German Sheppard. My "quick finder" clippers are the same, but they have a light that turns red if too close to the quick. That is if you dog stays still long enough.

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    I know there are threads devoted to this but the Dremel is a great tool for grinding down bullie nails if all else fails!

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    I use the dremel after I clip, because I don't like to clip to much.

    Just a note: Today I tried this with Bella and Sophie. Bella was worse on the counter, but it worked great with Sophie (our Belgium Malanois)

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    Ok, O and Horse are the same. Orions SCREAMS when I try to clip them. So, I stuck her on the counter and..................

    she let me do it! Not all of them, but a few on each paw. I say SUCCESS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    I wish I had the guts to do my boys. I get that anxious feeling in my gut when the vet does them even. I am such a wuss, I wont even clip my daughters nails. haha. We file instead.
    Most of Vegas nails are black, but I've always cut them. I look underneath the nail to see how much growth is there. I simply cut what would be equivalent to the white on our nails. I've never hit the quick on any of my babies AND I've clipped Delta, Echo and Charli's with success. You can do it!

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    It is a success. I am going to try Abby later. She always runs and hides in her kennel once she sees the clippers (and ear flush). It takes about 6 hours for her to come back out. I never pull her out, I want her to feel that is a safe spot for her.

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    Look at the underside of the nails...you will see a little groove on the underside. As long as you don't trim past it, you will be fine. I have never hit the quick of any of my dogs nails, and I always go by this.

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    I know once I did one it would be ok to do the rest but that loud clip of such a thick nail gives me the heebie jeebies. My anxiety over it is then put on the boys which makes for a bad situation anyhow. Cutty never used to mind getting his nails done and now is a big baby probably because of me. I compare the thought to shooting a gun for the first time. (I know most people probably dont know what i mean) Anticipating it being so loud and the kick it may have etc... All in my head I know but my head is very creative in its thinking when it comes to these things. haha
    We did get a dremmel but I think it doesnt have enough power to do long nails. We need to use it right after the boys get their nails clipped and then keep it up after and we never have remembered.

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