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  1. SummerRiot

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    how often do you trim your dogs toenails??

    Riots just got his done last time he was at the vet (two weeks ago) and hes already looking like he may need another trim.. I'll ask the vet to do them when hes in for his 3rd booster shot..
     
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    Every couple of weeks, I think. I don't really keep track, I just look at them every so often and decide if they need it or not.
     
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    Not often with megan, because they seem to keep short by going for walks. but with trusty about once a month because he is quite old and doesnt go out very much.
     
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    In two and a half years havent trimmed them even once.
     
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    I just check Hunter's every once in awhile and trim as needed. They can have growth spurts or "dry spells" where it's not like a schedule. I've also noticed that when swimming alot, they seem to need it sooner.
     
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    My labrador needs hers doing but she hates it when you touch her feet, she is due for a booster and will ask the vet about them
     
  7. gaddylovesdogs

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    Just whenever they're long. Colby's nails are pretty long right now, so we have to get them clipped...I'm thinking of just doing them myself, because she's calmer that way. I let her lay down while I clip, saying "Do you want a treat, Colby?" the whole time, and she's a little angel for me.
     
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    Whenever I notice that they're long, they get trimmed. Dakota's need to be 'tipped' monthly, Ripley's need to be clipped weekly.
     
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    i trim ´em about twice aweek.. just a little bit each time to make sure they dont get to long.. it took some work o get the youngest one to be ok with it but now they both fight about who gets there "nails" clipped first.. ( there are treats involved lol )
     
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    my dog has the typical terrier "monster claws" on his front paws and they need frequent trimming despite the fact that we live in the city and he walks on concrete a lot. i don't use a nail trimmer anymore tho, but instead a dremel with a sandpaper drum attachment.

    the dremel lets me get closer to the quick than a trimmer, and i try to do them every 2 weeks at the very least, ideally every week.
     
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    When Chip came in, he hadn't been clipped for a while so his quick was so long !! I'm always afraid to cut too much ....I try to get a little everytime I groom him....when we go to the vet, I ask them ,as I feel they might get closer...but they don't. I'm going to attempt the grinder !!!
     
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    Sasha every 3-4 weeks.Rosco has red nails so you can see the quick so hes easy to keep em short on.
     
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    PS puppy owners... yours grow very quickly ...start with the human toe clippers. ( I went from the baby to the people nail clippers with my litters... once a week unless they were raking their Mom ....ouch !!
     
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    Yes With my Dobe litters I used baby clippers.I did nails at least once a week.By the time they went to their homes they would lie down and enjoy the attention that came with getting nails cut.It is so much easier on new owners once the breeder gets puppies used to it.I could even paint my dobes nails.I did red and gold for christmas lol.
     
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    This is what makes a difference in " breeders" ... I agree, mine didn't mind anything by the time they went home. I know a lot of people put down the " dominance" bit with putting pups on their backs, but when done with love and patience early as you brush and love on them, it's no big deal to them .
     
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    I have never clipped Zeus' nails. He used to stay outside when we were at work, and he loved to run amok and dig, so there was no need. Now that he's reliable enough to stay inside, I notice that his nails are growing longer. Exactly how short should your dog's nails be? Can anyone send me a link to a diagram or something online?
     
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    Yup I started the day they were born.Touching,holding loving petting.I have sure seen a difference though Sashas breeder never did her nails she is horrible,I hold while the groomer does the nails.Rosco I just hold him and he gives his front paws and lies down for the back paws.I dont like dominance with puppies,it just makes them scared of humans.I have never and will never put a dog or pup on its back.
     
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    If you can hear them clicking on a hard floor they are too long.
     
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    Maybe it's a Golden thing....mine never struggled .... and I never had to hold them down. If it is a breed thing, I'll now keep an open mind.....never too old to learn !
     

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