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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 8 years ago by JP


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


Answered 8 years ago by help1968

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