One of the Best Innovative Ideas for Dog Nail Trimming

December 4, 2018
Puppy Pedicure

Puppy Pedicure has
reinvented how dog nails can be kept short and smooth!

One of the problems with having your best friend being a dog is the
care of their nails…  

A dog’s nails grow continuously.  In the wild, or with
working dogs, the nails naturally wear down by traveling and
working on different terrain.  However, with dogs who enjoy the
good life with a loving family, the softer environment of rugs,
floors or backyards do not provide an opportunity for dogs to
naturally keep nails worn enough to prevent overgrowth. As a
result, dogs kept in the home environment are at risk for lengthy
and sharp nails. 

If
left uncared for a dog’s nails can grow too long.  Nails that
are too long can tear, break and even get caught on materials that
can cause injury to the nail and paw risking injury and a visit to
the vet. Additionally, long sharp nails can cause injury to owners
when eager dogs jump up to greet, or play.  

Until now only a few traditional trimming methods were
available, nail clippers or dremels (grinders). Neither of these is
without stress or possible injury to your dog. 

The nail clipper method, while in the hands of
a cooperative dog and an experienced groomer has proven to be an
adequate method for trimming nails is not without risks.

There risks associated with these devices such as when a clipper
nicks the quick, causing bleeding. The clipper can cause pressure
to the nail so the dog pulls the paw away. Once the dog
experiences pain, fear of the nail clipper creates new challenges
with future nail trimming.

Dremels (Grinders) are another option for
maintaining the dog’s nails. This device is a way to gradually
reduce the nail, file it to a smooth surface and maintain
appropriate length.  The challenge is to train the dog to accept
the tool, its vibration and pressure.  Many dogs are afraid of
the dremel, and seldom like their paws held long enough for the
completion of the trim for all four paws.  

Regardless of the method to trim nails it is essential to avoid
trimming too short and cutting the quick. Trimming a totally black
nail has an increased risk because it is difficult to know how
close the quick is to the end of the toenail.  Once a nail is cut
to the quick, the dog remembers the experience and subsequent nail
trimming can be a stressful experience for both the dog and the
owner.

Puppy Pedicure

A
new device is being introduced to the pet grooming
market: Puppy
Pedicure
.  This is a device that teaches the dog to use an
abrasive surface to file both the front nails and hind nails at the
same time.

The device, when used minutes once or twice per day files the
dog’s nails on two abrasive surfaces: one for the front feet, and
the other for the hind feet.

Here’s how it works: the dog is trained to
stand on the abrasive surfaced ramp and use the front paws to spin
the abrasive surfaced wheel.  When the dog spins the wheel, he
balances with his hind feet and the nails on the hind feet are
filed at the same time.  The ramp and wheel are designed at
angles that when the dog makes contact, the nails are filed to
smooth and shorten the nails to a natural length. By using
the Puppy Pedicure
the dog’s nails remain trimmed and neat. 

Training
the dog to use Puppy Pedicure
is as simple as teaching the dog
to look for a treat.

First, the dog is taught to stand on the abrasive ramp. This is
accomplished by calling the dog to the ramp and offering a favorite
reward for standing on the ramp with all four feet.  The next
step is to throw the treat away from the ramp, and then call the
dog back to the ramp with a reward for standing on the
ramp.  Give this standing behavior a word that is not used for
other behaviors.  In this case, use a word such as “trim” or
“pedicure” or “nails” so the dog responds to a specific
command.

Next, once the dog is secure with standing on the ramp, teach
the dog to spin the wheel.  Be patient, this may take a few
tries.  First place a treat on the top of the wheel so he will
eat the treat from the wheel.  Do this several times so the dog
gets the idea that when he stands on the ramp, there are treats on
the wheel.  Next, spin the wheel so the dog gets the idea that
the wheel turns.  Next, hide the treat behind the wheel so the
dog has to “search” for the treat.  Some dogs will
automatically search for the treat by using a paw to “reach” to
find it, others may need the owner to place a paw on the wheel and
reward the paw on the wheel with a treat.  Once the dog places
the paw on the wheel, give the reward.  Do this several times,
and then move the reward lower behind the wheel to encourage the
dog to “reach” for the treat.  Once the dog gets the idea
that spinning the wheel is the game, delay the treat for a second
or two to encourage the dog to spin the wheel with the left, then
right paw. 

Once the dog has the idea of spinning the wheel, delay the
reward and create increased action with the hind feet as the dog
becomes more engaged in the “game”.  At this time, the dog
is using the Puppy
Pedicure to trim all four feet
: Two on the wheel and two on the
ramp.  For increased filing on the hind feet, toss treats away
from the Puppy Pedicure and ask the dog to return to the
ramp.  Each time the dog returns to the ramp, the abrasive
surface interacts with the dog’s nails and assures the trimming
action. 

info@PuppyPedicure.com   Puppypedicure.com  / 682-557-5862

                            

Teaser Image: 
Puppy Pedicure
Teaser Text: 
One of the best innovative ideas for dog nail trimming! We
all love are dogs and want to make them happy, now you can! This
is something all dogs could benefit from.

Source: FS – Dogs – MDM
One of the Best Innovative Ideas for Dog Nail Trimming