Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Dekka, Oct 27, 2010.
I clip my dogs nails. Maf has dremeled Kaiden's but the rest of my guys want no part of dremeling.
I do the tips of the poodles. For real trims they goto the vet or groomers.
Kiba has to be muzzled.
I dremel sometimes, but mostly I clip their nails. I need more sanding bands for my dremel, which is why I've got back to clippers.
When Enzo was in daycare with me at my job though, she never needed her nails clipped because of the pea gravel and the concrete floors. They just wore down naturally.
Clippers. With Juno it's quick and easy so I don't see any sense in getting a dremel. Lucy HATES having her nails clipped, but I don't think she'd tolerate it any better with a dremel. That might just freak her out even more.
I clip mine with the clippers.
I clip the nails. Dremeling is too much of a hassle on dogs this small, I've decided.
guillotine-type clippers. i tried to dremel mushroom's nails once and he was like OH HELLS NO and that was the end of that.
dremel--neither of my guys will tolerate clippers--so I went to the dremel and it makes our life much easier! Especially since Wilson has some major toe nails!
I selected cheese because I do like cheese and also because it just depends, I do both. It's faster to trim them with the clippers... but I like the dremel because it leaves them smoother. But usually I trim with clippers. If I get a grooming table it might make it easier to use the dremel so that may change in the future...
Clippers & dremel. Pretty much what Beanie said. and Maddie is a dream to do nails!
I clipped Luna's nails - and it was pretty traumatic for both of us each time - for about 5 years before I borrowed someone's dremmel and tried that out. I've never clipped them since.
I also dremmel the dogs at work. I don't mind doing nails at all, I've gotten pretty good at teaching dogs to tolerate it well. Each trainer is supposed to do their dogs' nails every week, but the other trainers hate it so much it's a great bargaining tool for me. I can get all kinds of favors done if I just do their dogs' nails.
Dremel most of the time, as it's WAY easier than getting clippers anywhere near Sierra and her nails are nicer after.
Clippers are used if someone else is doing them, or if for some reason I can't find my dremel and they desperately need to be done and Matt can help holding her in place.
I dremel. It's so much easier for me than the clippers were. I can get them shorter and smoother without having to worry about quicking them. While I was working at the grooming salon, I bought this Dremel Pet Tool with high and low settings, and it has a rechargeable battery... just awesome.
I clip them down first, because I am a bad doggy mommy and choose not to do nails until the night before a big show or when Daisy cannot walk, and then I dremel them down as far as possible.
Clippers. My dogs are both pretty tolerant.
I clip Teagan's pretty often with clippers, but this time around I let them grow out a bit longer so the groomers can dremel her nails down nice and short.
I couldn't select multiple options, but I sometimes use dremel, but most of the time I use clippers. Guillotine type for Tilly and cat scissor type for Boomer and Kassie. I like the dremel when I have the time for it, but the clippers are so much faster.
I Dremel once a week. I have Toker visiting me (my son's dog) and today all three got their nails done. They like cheese! Ha! They got that and some chicken pieces for their Dremel time. They always get lots of goodies when we do nails. Toker had to be totally desensatized to clipping a few years ago, as she was a basket case about it....just crazed. But then, once she got okay with clippers, I tried the Dremel and she right away was fine with that and I think she much prefers the Dremel because it doesn't squeeze or pinch her vein inside the nail. It takes kind of long with her because her nails are so hard. And Andrew let them go too long. But the Chi's take much less time.
LOL Lizzybeth....sounds like a pretty good bargaining chip. Don't let on too much that it's a piece of cake for you. Make them all think you're really, really sacrificing. :rofl1:
She goes to the vet for it most of the time. Sometimes to the groomer. I pay like $5 for the vet to do them, much easier than trying to force her to let me do them. Although most of the time, they wear themselves down, they only get actually cut once every 2 years or so
I dremel, because I never let my dogs' nails get so long that they could be safely clipped with nail clippers.