This video covers all the basic for trimming your dog's nails

Video showing High Resolution Close up of Olive, our 5 week old English bull terrier puppy having her nails trimmed with the nail clippers that you use on your own nails. This is by far the easiest and safest way to clip your puppy's nails and this should be done once a week until your puppy is able to go outdoors and wear their nails down on hard abrasive surfaces. This regular attention to her feet will build trust and your puppy will have no problem with you attending his or her nails when older.

Flat feet and spreading claws in dogs are often a symptom of poor nail care and this can easily be avoided by keeping the nails short.

Adult dog nails can be kept short by walking your dog on concrete / brick surfaces regularly. The dew claw should be the only nail that requires regular clipping. This is by far the best method because there is no substitute for exercise and a little roadwork to keep the claws down and it's a lot less distressing for your dog and far less costly than a trip to the vets to get them clipped! Having a block / brick / slabbed area in your garden for the dogs to run on is a great way to give them a free pedicure.
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Nail trimming in dogs, called a pedicure, can be done simply if you know how

Some owners find that their dog is unable to tolerate either style of clipper and instead choose to use a nail grinder. This is a good alternative, but the process takes significantly longer and many dogs still dislike the noise and vibrations that come with filing down their claws instead.

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Trimming your dog's nails might not seem like a terribly important task, but it actually is To stop that make you look at nails and say good dog and just in general rub the paws. This helped my Jessie trust me to cut her nails. Her nails are curved, but so is the quick. In other words, I cannot clip her nails because if I look at her clear ones, it's basically completely filled with pink and and they are REALLY long. Her dew claws are the worst.

How to safely trim a dog's toenails with both a clipper and grinder

Some owners find that their dog is unable to tolerate either style of clipper and instead choose to use a nail grinder. This is a good alternative, but the process takes significantly longer and many dogs still dislike the noise and vibrations that come with filing down their claws instead.

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Whether you have a dog that can easily tolerate having his nails clipped, or you have one that is absolutely petrified of the process, keeping your dog’s claws a sensible length is very important to their health and wellbeing. Regular trimming can:I have one who refuses to allow me to clip her claws. Nothing works. I can play around with her paws, but if she sees the clippers she starts fighting me.

I have finally found an easy way to trim all my dogs claws. That is in the shower. I have a sliding shower door, with a long shower hose. I simply get inside the shower with them, wash them, then just after the rinse, I pick up the paws do a quick trim, then towel off.

For some reason, they all settle down nicely when in the shower. Not so in the tub. Gidget, (the one who doesn't allow me to trim her claws) loves the water, loves showers and is not afraid of them at all. I didn't think it would work for her, but it did.
I've tried putting her up on a table, I've tried luring her attention away from clippers with the help of someone else, treats, and everything else. The shower is the only thing that worked for me.

Maybe it will work for you too!!

Good luck!!