Trimming Dog Nails with Dremel

Watch as I trim Nemo’s nails with the Dremel tool. I prefer the Dremel because it’s much more forgiving than the “guillotine” type nail trimmers. Very hard to “quick” the dog with the Dremel. I keep the trims short and sweet and use a very high value reinforcer (cooked chicken!). I don’t use the clicker here because I don’t have enough hands, but the “yip!” is my marker.

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9 Responses to Trimming Dog Nails with Dremel

  1. mra95662 says:

    what is the? “:yip’ for?

  2. StatuSChecKa says:

    Oh My, he is being so good, despite the loud noise, this must be a male dog.
    I have a Female Doberman (90 + LBS) she would not put up with this. I? may try it, or train her to not mind the noise. She hates her paws even being touched.

  3. Laura Thai says:

    Is there a better way to do it? I have a 100 dane pup who pulls away from even the clipper… :\? its not easy to click either when you do it and she doesn’t respond to any yip any advice on how to do it on a pup who pulls away

  4. justxboredx3 says:

    best investment ever. would? have wasted hundreds of dollars on dog pedicure

  5. deedeebrook says:

    I have a 12 week-old Boston and she had her nails dremelled for the second time last week. I was most distraught listening to her yelping and squealing and had to be reassured several times by the groomer that it didn’t hurt her, just that she needed to get used to it. The first time my hubbie took her and he said she didn’t make a sound. Do you think it hurt her? It certainly sounded like it did. I felt sick to my? stomach and wanting to rush in and rescue her. Any opinion?

  6. adrian klop says:

    i have a black bitch and she puts up with me trimming her? nails using a dremel if i get to close to the quick she pulls her foot away other wise no problem with her , its the first time ive used a dremel on her .

  7. Laurie Luck, KPA CTP says:

    Thanks for the comment. It’s natural for her to pull away when you get close to the quick — the closer to the quick, the more sensitive. Lots of short, easy, highly rewarding sessions should have her eagerly offering her paw for nail trims in no time! Happy training. ?

  8. Laurie Luck, KPA CTP says:

    Thanks? for your comment. I think I would much rather you get your Boston used to the Dremel in a comfortable setting, than have a stranger in a strange location do it. Use lots of EXCELLENT treats (people food such as chicken, steak, salmon, etc.) to make it a fun and positive experience. Let me know how it goes!

  9. Laurie Luck, KPA CTP says:

    Late? response, sorry. Take it back several steps. Work on simply touching your Dane’s foot then yipping and treating. No Dremel in your hand, just touch foot, yip, treat. Use AMAZING treats (human food like chicken, steak, salmon, etc.). Really short sessions (like 2 minutes), and don’t move to next step until your dog is offering her paw to you. Let me know if this helps or not. Sorry for delayed response.

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