Collect nail clippers, styptic powder, and treats to create a positive experience fro your dog.
Gradually accustom your dog to having their paws touched. Reward them with treats for positive behavior.
Select clippers appropriate for your dog's size and nail thickness. Guillotine or scissor clippers work well.
Let your dog inspect and sniff the clippers before usage. This reduces anxiety during the actual trimming.
Begin by trimming a small amount of the tip. Gradually increase the amount as your dog becomes more comfortable.
Be cautious not to cut into the quick, the sensitive blood vessel in the nail. If unsure, trim smaller amounts.
Have styptic powder on hand to stop bleeding in case of an accidental cut on your dog paws.
Offer treats and praise throughout the process to associate nail trimming with positive experiences.
Use positive reinforcement techniques, such as treats and praise, to encourage good behaviour. Avoid punishment-based training, as it can lead to fear and anxiety.