What is a suitable nail clipper for my dog?

Remember the first time you were in a pet shop looking at such a wide range of grooming equipment in front of you and you kind of feel a bit dizzy?

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Why are there so many different types of combs???

In today’s marketplace, it is the consumer that is advantaged from the wide array of products and substitutes available for different people with different needs. (Even if the product is for the same use)

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Pet nail clippers comes in all shapes and sizes

So which exactly is most suitable for me to use?

It generally depends on your dog’s breed and size coupled with your preference of the way of using the tool.

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STEPS TO USE (DISCLAIMER for first-timers: Don’t try this without professional supervision)

Guillotine Style Nail Clipper

Step 1: Take your dog’s paw

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Step 2: Hold it firmly in position with nail clipper ready

(*important* make sure that the cutting blade is on the side facing you, not the side facing the dog as it will cut more nail)

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Step 3: Aim and clip with a swift action.

Step 4: repeat steps 2 and 3 for all nails

Step 5: Reward/Praise your dog if he exhibited calm behavior

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i won’t move a muscle the next time round…

Pliers style/Scissors style nail clipper

Step 1: Take your dog’s paw

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Step 2: Hold it firmly in position with nail clipper ready

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Step 3: Aim and clip with a swift action.

Step 4: repeat steps 2 and 3 for all nails

Step 5: Reward/Praise your dog if he exhibited calm behavior

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feels…so…good…

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You select the size of the nail clipper depending on the size of your dog’s nail. (Sometimes whether it can fit between the nail clipper’s blades)

I normally recommend my clients to use the plier type nail clipper as it is generally simpler and faster to use. (we don’t need to spend extra time slotting the dog’s nail into the stationary ring)

Remember, we always want to minimise all grooming duration as every animal has a limit to their patience. (and we do not want to test that)

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will wait for food…

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