How often do you cut nails?

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  1. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Shadow, Copper, and Deke get done weekly. Em gets done whenever I have someone to hold her for me, and the vets have to do Bloo's. How often do your dogs get their nails cut?
     
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    I dremel every other week, all three of my dogs. Jason cuts his dogs' nails at random, when he thinks of it LOL
     
  3. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Hardly ever. Stresses her out to the point where we pick our battles. Vet does them if anything.
     
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    I dremel everyone's nails every 5-7 days. Dance has always had them done that often, but I used to dremel the Dobermans every 3-4 days (their nails grow insanely fast), and their nails stayed at a length I prefered better, but it just seemed like I was constantly doing them and it was annoying. Nails are my least favourite dog chore and I never feel like doing them after work in the evenings, so eventually just had enough of doing them that often. Every 5-7 days just seems more reasonable and less chore like. And I'm thankful for Journey's slow growing nails, but even she gets them done weekly along with everyone else to keep them as short and as I can (and she's the only one who never clicks, ever, so yay!).
     
  5. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Gosh, not enough. And I have a dog that allows me to easily cut or dremel her nails. I just never remember to cut her nails, until she actually cuts me with them haha.
     
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    Every week usually... every 2-3wks if life gets in the way lol. Lily's nails grow freakishly fast!
     
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    I try to check the boys once a week and trim as needed. I probably actually trim them every 2 weeks. I leave them a bit longer than many people like their dogs' nails, though, for grip at the dog park and skijoring.

    Maisy's a little different as she utterly panics with any kind of restraint, something I have struggled to help her overcome. I need to drug her to get her nails done, so not nearly as often as I would like to. So maybe once every 4-6 weeks. Fortunately she gets enough activity on rough surfaces to prevent that from turning into a major problem.
     
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    we dremel every 2 weeks and will dremel about 4-5 days before we go lure coursing
     
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    Wow, I suck.

    Literally, they get cut when the groomer cuts them... which is, like, every 8-10 weeks.

    I mean, sometimes I'll do a nail here and there, or trim the dewclaws so they don't curl over, but that's about all I can do. It's just too difficult with him and I get too stressed out. If I ever cut the quick, he would never let me touch them again, so I just pick my battles.

    They're definitely too long, but they're not *insanely* unhealthily long. It's something I'm just trying to get better at and never do. The back ones don't grow fast at all and the front ones seem to get shaved down a bit from walking on pavement.

    The one time he had a dental cleaning, they cut them real short while he was under, and I loved it and kept up with it for a bit.
     
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    I dremel about once a week, otherwise they get too long.
     
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    I dremel probably every 7-10 days. Bailey's nails are getting longer living with my mom so I need to make a point of seeing her at least twice a month I guess!
     
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    Avdotya will let me pretty much do anything to her, but she seems to ware her nails down to where I really only have to cut them when the weather gets bad and we can't go for a walk. Chekhov though :yikes: He lives up to the corgi reputation of a groomers nightmare. We take him to the groomer where he has a special note in his folder that he "wiggles." I think it is a polite way of saying that he turns into a hell beast.
     
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    It depends on the dog. I'd say on average I do Skye and Zoie's every 2-3weeks just because they are laying on my bed and I do them real quick. The other dogs probably 4-6 weeks. Ritzy isn't great, neither is Coconut, so I tend to space them out more.

    Romeo never needs his nails cut. They have always been incredibly short.
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    about 2-3 weeks.When ever I hear them start to click on our walk.
     
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    This with both my dogs. Chloe is easier to cut nails than Violet because she pretty much stays still now, but she gets stressed so I don't do them super often (every couple weeks or so) and when I do, I don't cut too much off because if I cut her quick she gets SO upset and stressed out and won't let me touch her feet for a long time.

    Violet won't let me touch her feet ever. She hates it, and will pull away/kick/growl/mouth my hand if I try to touch them. I clipped her nails as a puppy and handled her feet a lot and she never has tolerated it. I've cut her nails maybe 3 or 4 times in the two years she's been alive. And she's had them done at the groomers a couple times. They really don't get very long though, because she runs around outside so much more than Chloe.
     
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    Every 5-6 days.. I absolutely cannot STAND long nails or nails that make noise on my wood floors. Any dog of mine must tolerate the dremel, there is no negotiating that one LOL.
     
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    I dremel as well, but every two weeks, more often if they start clicking.
     
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    I try to trim weekly, sometimes life gets in the way and it's 2 weeks.
     
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    Once or twice a week, just nip off the ends to keep them in check.
     
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    I usually trim or dremel every week or two. Henry does not like his nails done but tolerates it.
     

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