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Question DetailsAsked on 6/4/2012

I need someone to come to my house and cut my dog's nails. I live in the Canandaigua NY area.

I have 2 big and extremely friendly labs. If you touch their nails, they think you want to play. The nail thing is something I cannot handle alone.

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Answered 7 years ago by JP

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Sounds like you are going to have to take them to the groomers or vet to have them cut. Unfortunately, they usually cut quickly and close to the skin.

I used to have to take my rottweiler out in the yard and lay down next to her to calm her down. I would wait until she would rollover for a tummy rub and give her a calm one, then when she is really relaxed take one paw at a time and gently clip one, maybe two, nails at a time. I used to err on the side of them being a little on the long side as not to cut her. It used to take a while to calm her down and do it so slowly, but it felt to me as a very productive trust building activity.

But don't let the pets rule you. You may have to just grab a paw firmly and insist that the paw stays still in your hand until you can just get a quick clip. It is going to take time, money or both.

Good luck -Brenda

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Answered 7 years ago by help1968




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