Whew, if you've gotten to the stage where clipping your pooch's nails is now stress-free than bravo! That was your goal, right? Going forward keep these tips below in mind because you want to continue to help Fido have a successful pawdicure.
The tip I didn't know before is how to make nail trimming fun — as Dogs Naturally reminds us, just think of your pooch's pawdicure as a doggy party every time! I love it!
Remember, no dog ever died from a quicked toenail. If you “quick” your dog accidentally, give a yummy treat right away.
Make nail trimming fun: always associate nail cutting with cookies and praise.
For maintenance, cut every two weeks. To shorten, cut every week.
Make nail trimming “quality time” you spend with your dog. Lots of kisses, lots of treats and a positive attitude go a long way. If you dread it, your dog will too, so learn how to be a good actor until you succeed in believing it can be a loving experience for you both. If your dog loses patience quickly, try cutting one nail a day. As long as you keep the order of toes consistent, this will be a good maintenance schedule, giving every toe a trim every 16 days.
So are you ready to have quality time with your pooch? With lots of kisses and treats, I'm sure she'll start looking forward to her pawdicure in no time. This is a time that you can look forward to spending time with her and then afterward, you may even consider taking her on a long walk! Now that sounds like a good plan to me (and I'm sure my fur baby will agree)!