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Favorite Product Friday number five! While not the most exciting product to talk about, the dremel 7300-N/8 MiniMite is a handy way to get your dog's nails short and smooth. I prefer a cordless Dremel to a corded tool because it's less cumbersome when working around our four-legged friends. For larger dogs with thick nails or if you're working with multiple dogs in one session, you may need a second battery or a corded tool instead for a longer run time. Just search “Dremel 7300-N/8 MiniMite” on Amazon!
Start by taking off as much length as possible with sharp, dog-specific nail clippers, being careful to avoid the quick. Hold the toes firmly with your non-dominant hand while clipping with your dominant hand. Take a small amount off at a time, until you're nearing the quick. Then, give nails a smooth finish by using the Dremel to round off the edges. I like to clip all of the nails on one paw first, then follow up with the Dremel before moving on to the next paw.
But there's no way my dog would stay still and let me Dremel his nails, you say? Over several short training sessions, introduce your dog to the clippers and the Dremel, rewarding with food each time you touch the tool to the dog's feet. Once they're comfortable with the contact, start trimming small amounts and rewarding each time with food. Then, do the same with the Dremel, rewarding the dog for polite, calm behavior. Take it slow and pack your patience! 🐾
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