If your dog's nails are getting long, unsightly, and make a typical clicking noise when walking on a hard surface, a nice nail trim is in order to allow your canine companion to walk comfortably. Not many dog owners are aware of the fact a Dremel tool -- used by many handymen to sand, grind or cut wood -- can make an excellent nail trimmer. The rotary action of the Dremel tool basically grinds the dog's nails quickly, effectively and safely.
Things You'll Need
- Dremel tool
Turn the Dremel tool on for a few seconds and give your dog some treats while it is on. Teach your dog basically that every time the Dremel tool turns on, great things happen and your dog gets a treat, whereas when it turns off, nothing happens.
Repeat several times until the dog seems comfortable with the noise. You should notice that your dog is looking up at you for treats every time you turn the Dremel on.
Sit on the floor and place your dog on your lap or have an assistant help you. Turn the Dremel on and use it to trim the nails. Grind the nail at a 45-degree angle, being careful to avoid the quick.
Praise and treat every now and then. You want to make nail trimming an overall positive experience so your dog remains happy and cooperative.