No matter how much I walk her on pavement after a nail trimming, Molly's nails are always so sharp! I'm wondering if a dremel will give me the result I'm looking for (short, nicely manicured, NOT sharp!). Does anyone have experience using a dremel on their dog's nails? Any tips/tricks that I should know about?
I've been using the Dremel on Sammi for a year-she's a wussy-dog. Took her two weeks to even stay in the room with it running. I started using it on myself - works great by the way. That took another month. She finally let me use it on her - but only for a minute and one nail at a time. So it took 14 days to do one set of trimming, then starting over again. Finally, after a year, she will let me do two paws at one sitting. Tips: get her use to the noise without using it on her; once she doesn't run like the devils after her, touch her with the butt end so she gets used to the vibration; when you finally use it on her, MOVE it constantly- if you keep in it one spot too long, it actually burns, remember to file horizontally (is that even a word?) and not an angle (so that the nail lies flat on the floor). AND - now my immediate and extended family is Dremeling their toenails!! What a bunch of sillies. Should have bought stock.
I use a dremel on all my dogs, the trick as the previous poster said is to keep it moving, and to get the dog used to the noise. It is far and away the superior tool to use, and actually tends to push back the cuticle, so the nails are not as long after continued use. Start out just turning it on and getting her used to the noise, because she will be scared of it. Then slowly do one nail,leave it, and come back another time, do another one, and so on, and continue , but slowly and persistently until she's not scared anymore. Good luck!!!
I used one on rocky a few times. they are wonderfull Id do rockys nails and My feet (I have very hard feet because I never ware shoes) Hubby ended up breaking it some how so i dont use it anymore. but it was fab, fast, and rocky was never scared of it
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I use one too. on all three of my dogs and rescues. I have only not been able to do one of my rescues nails. When its new to them, I wrap them snug in a towel. After they realize it does not hurt they relax.
I dremel all my dogs nails. I start my pups with it at 3 weeks old. I can just hold them in my arms and do there nails. For the show dogs, I do the nail flat, then pull the foot behind(like I was putting shoes on a horse) then put an angle on the nail, then go back and take off the corners. My dogs are suppose to have a tight cat like foot. So putting the angles on them give them a more finished look.
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