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    Default Any Nail Trimming Advice? Please!

    Tonka has always hated having his nails trimmed. I can maybe do 1/ day which makes for a constant and tedious process. He bites, growls and runs away... It is terrible for all involved. I can play with his feet all I want, I rub baby powder and cream between his tows with no issues! But the clippers or a dremmel is an instant no go. Does anybody have any tricks that you think may help us out? Thanks!

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    Does Tonka do that same behavior when you take him to the groomer? I find that putting my dogs up on a table makes them stand still and let me do their nails, they will fight it any other place but once on a grooming table they stop fighting and let me get things done (I don't have an actual grooming table yet, I stand them on a slip proof rug on my dryer right now).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonkaTruck28 View Post
    Tonka has always hated having his nails trimmed. I can maybe do 1/ day which makes for a constant and tedious process. He bites, growls and runs away... It is terrible for all involved. I can play with his feet all I want, I rub baby powder and cream between his tows with no issues! But the clippers or a dremmel is an instant no go. Does anybody have any tricks that you think may help us out? Thanks!
    What helped me was 1) Herman getting older and 2) getting a good pair of clippers. I got the Millers Forge large clippers. They clip really fast and clean unlike some of the others I had. I'm able to get them done while we're outside and he's sunbathing - so maybe a change of scenery with Tonka might help

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    I have some wonderful tips and tricks that have helped me tremdenously with Wilson and Emma. I also go my other dog Jack's nails too. I've done all my guys for years and athough they don't necessary all like it they all tolerate it well. Wilson falls asleep on his back actually, he's so funny. Even when I stop he's still sleeping. I'll come back here tomorrow and give you my advice but in the meantine, here's a wonderful article I prepped.

    Nail Clipping/Dremel - What you need to know

    Here's a video I did with Emma earlier this summer. She was about 8 months there and still squirmy. I've been meaning to video Wilson but keep forgetting.

    Emma's nail trim with clippers and dremel
    Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack

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