How to trim a dog's nails with manual clippers WITH VIDEO
|Sensi getting his nails trimmed|
As for the delay, I'll ask you this: How often do you feel like getting in front of a camera on a weekend? Most of my weekends are spent cleaning or running errands, and I usually don't do any of those things in camera-worthy dress.
But alas, here's video of me trimming Sensi's nails.
Remember the story from a while back about a pit bull killed during a nail trim — suffocated and crushed by the groomer? (Outpouring of love for disabled girl whose service dog was killed) I remember a person's comment underneath one of those stories, basically saying that pit bulls are awful beasts and the groomer was probably doing everything in her power to get those nails trimmed — like it was necessary to choke the dog. And I believe the comment warned others about trying to trim a pit bull's nails.
Well, here's my pit bull getting his nails trimmed. As you can see, I hardly even have to give him a command. I show him the nail trimmers and the treats, he lays down and gets in position. He stays still while I do the work, waiting patiently for a treat. So, all you pit bull haters, watch and weep because I know you'll be wishing your dog was so well-behaved ...
Before you watch, here's a couple things to keep in mind:
1) Yes, Sensi's nails are waaaaay too long. It's been a lifelong battle. Now that I've shot this video, though, I've used the manual clippers for the last time. I'm going to start working back those nails daily with a Dremel (sanding tool). Wish me luck!
2) Want your dog to behave like this? Start with a down-stay. The down-stay is critical.
Labels: Nail trims