Does anyone have tips for trimming my dogs nails?

Spain
June 19, 2009 6:29pm CST
My dog is a stubborn girl. I have tried Pedipaws and regular clippers, I can´t seem to get her to calm down when I trim her nails. She has actually fractured my nose before. So far the only thing that even semi-calms her down is having my mother rub her belly as a clip and even then it is still tough. Giving her a toy to hang on to doesn´t work either. So does anyone have any good tips? Oh she is a year and a half, and I have had her since she was 6wks. So I know isn´t a puppy thing or a prior abuse thing. Also I have always trimmed my own dogs nails so I know how to do it, I even used to do my guinea pigs nails.
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
maybe she is just new with the thing you are doing to her. rubbing her belly is good. but maybe soon she'll get used to it. we have different ways to groom our dogs, specially in cutting their nails. me i cut the nails of my dog but as long as my boyfriend is with me. because he is the one who holds and make her calm if she feels something. atleast she will be calmed. thanks friend jhelai
• Spain
21 Jun 09
I´ll try by rubbing her belly then. In fact I use to do it lot of times, because she has getting used to it. So I realize that is better to do it with two people helping each other. Then I´ll do it that way, since I don´t know of any dog hairdresser which make manicure too, and that way I´ll save the money. Dog hairdresser are even more expensive that human hairdressers.
@Preciousgem (1189)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
My father use to trim our dog nails with the help of nail cutter, and she cry suddenly and later she calm down.
• Spain
21 Jun 09
I´m going to try to use the nail cutter. If she cry, I´ll give you some chocolate, It´s her favorite meal......mine to, heeehe. And it´s very picky, because she doesn´t like, any brand of chocolate. Has to be Lindt, a brand of Swiss chocolate. yes, it´s fabulous, but it´s also the more expensive one.
• United States
21 Jun 09
Sounds like your dog will never get used to it. We use the pedipaws for our dog because I couldn't stand to pay for his nails to get trimmed. He flips out and my husband has to sit on him! When he realizes he can't win, he does calm down and bit. We just give him an extra special treat when he is done. I would keep tryin the pedipaws though, less of a chance of hurting your dog.