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How do I know if my dogs nails need trimming?

As a rule of thumb, a dog’s nails should be trimmed when they just about touch the ground when he or she walks. If your pet’s nails are clicking or getting snagged on the floor, it’s time for a trim.

Some dogs don’t like to have their feet touched, so it’s always a good idea to get your dog used to it before having a groomer attempting to clip their nails—ideally, this should start when they are a pup.

There are some things you can do at home to help them have an enjoyable nail trimming experience.

  • Rub your hand up and down the leg and then gently press each individual toe, and be sure to give them lots of praise and treats

  • Continue this for a week or two of daily foot massage, your dog should feel more comfortable with a nail trim or someone generally touching their paws.