I'm sure some people attempt it, but it's much safer to have a vet do it. Most people don't have the proper equipment for things like that and infections can happen from things not being sterilized or cleaned up properly.
I haven't heard of that. My vet was supposed to declaw the extra dewclaw on the back feet of one of my girl's but she forgot to when they were spayed so Nikki has both side claws on her back feet. it is SUCH a pain though when I am clipping nail's becaus they curl like raptor claws!!
Just a lil' info. What you are talking about is known as getting the dewclaws done on a pup. Declawing is what people do to cats where all of the claws are removed. Dewclaws on dogs are just that, removing the dewclaws.
No need to apologize Dogsrmylife. That is a common misunderstanding. I think that we were just asking to see if that is what you really meant. At the clinic that I work at we had a woman call and ask what it would cost to get her 2 year old Rott declawed. I said "you mean to get the dewclaws removed?" and she said "NO I want him declawed, he always scratches me when he jumps up on me and he is ruining my hardwood floors." I told her that she wouldn't have any luck finding a vet that would do that and that she needed to keep his nails trimmed properly and offered to have her come in so that we could dremmel his nails. She got mad at me and said that a nail trim was not what she wanted and that she wanted the nails surgically removed. I told her good luck with that because no vet in their right mind would EVER do such a thing. She got mad and hung up. So I just wanted to make sure that you were referring to the same thing as that crazy lady was. I'm glad to see that you were not....