My dog won't consent to me cut her nail. what should I do?
My 2 year old minpin mix will not let me clip her nails. I try to build the experience as calm as I possibly can but she wiggles and jerks absent from me before I can do a single nail. I tried taking her to a groomer but that didn't work either. She used to tolerate me clip her nails when she was younger so I don't understand why she fight me so much now. I'm tired of getting scratched up. Plus, long nails can be uncomfortable for her too. I don't know what to do.
Find a groomer that actually knows what they're doing.
Failing that, enjoy them done at the vets.
Most dogs are not comfortable with people touching their paw, tails and mouths. So, if you start rubbing her paws, she will carry used to her paws being touched and you should be able to cut her nail.
I always have done this for my dogs (rubbing paws, mouth and tails) and also putting my appendage in their food bowls while eating. This way, they are used to it. Sounds chance but a lot of dog bites are dogs biting children while they pull their tails or poke at their face. My dogs just lay there calmly while I cut their nail.
Good luck with the nail clipping. :o)
when we went to the vet they couldnt cut owr dogs nails any shorted because he would move so much. So they told us to file his names. At first her tryed consumption the nail file but now (His such a homosexual dog) he just sites like a human and waits for us to fle his nail. xxxx
Dremel or pedipaws (as they are almost the same)
I like to only dremel as you can acquire closer to the quick with out cutting them and drawing blood, For small dogs the cordless ones work great but the corded dremels are faster.
I hope this Video help and I will be posting more of shera's progress. as well as other dogs I trim.
Keep your dog on a leash and when she starts to squirm and struggle take a breath keep relaxed let her have her tantrum with out letting walk of the paw wait a few seconds as she will realize you are not giving up and she will stop struggling.
Now you have to realize the dog contained by the video is 6 years old and has bitten even vets that hold tried to trim her toe nails and she has only certain struggling to get her toenails done. The next step was to hold her sedated for her toe nails and this is something I refuse to do.
Also, whether you take her for walks on pavement every couple of days, it will naturally report them down so you don't have to clip except for the dew claws.
Take her to the vet and they can trim her nails.can Some dogs a moment ago get anxious over things such as clipping nails. I had a dog who would not consent to me clip her nails and I ended up taking her to the vet. They can have a being hold her while the vet trims them or she may need to be given a little something to sedate or relax her surrounded by order to do it. Good luck. Hope I helped.
It costs about $30 with my vet to hold the dog sedated and all nails trimmed, but its much easier on all party involved.
Your dog gets stressed because you're stressing out at what she might do, plus having someone hold and contort your feet is frightening to some dogs. I enjoy to straddle one of mine and trim them by surprise to get the job done.
My dogs have learned that it is best for all involved whether they just chill out and enjoy the attention.
Your dog is wiggling and jerk, not because she is scared or hurt, but because she can. She is uncomfortable, and now she have learned that a struggle means that she gets her own passageway, and she gets out of the nail trimming.
You should probablky get someone to do it for you if you cut too deep you can cut the capillary.
Let her smell the nail clippers first, get used to them, and then touch them to her nail. Keep treats with you, and every time she lets you hit them on her without flinching she gets a treat. When you go to clip the nail, get a sturdy grip on her, or have someone help you hold her tight and single clip a few nails, then give her a break for a couple of minutes (with treats for person good). When she fights, tell her "no" or "uhuh" and keep going once she's calmed down. If found it best to hold on to the dogs leashed and sit them up in my lap with their fund to my chest, and while wrapping the leash around my hand and trapping them with their leash and my hand contained by a bear hug, I can get a better look at their nails and they hold a harder time wiggling out of my vice grip.
They have the nail dremmels, that are a powered pin file, but the noise might scare her. You would folder the nails down, and it lets you get closer to the quik (the blood within her nail). But, you have to be careful because you can still hurt her if you acquire too close to it. The cool thing about the dremmels is that it doesn't leave the sharp clipped crest that the clippers do, and you don't have to aim as well as if you be cutting her nails with the guillotine style fastener clippers.
Most experienced groomers can handle even the most unruly dog, and your vet could put her under to clip them too: I would look into a new groomer? Long walk on hard surfaces will help naturally wear down nail, but as Min Pins tend to prance, it doesn't help a whole lot.
try that new pet nail folder thing, or a new groomer