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Click Click Click Click... Are The Nails Just Too Long?


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Guest GeekyLyndsay

Hey guys,

 

I have a dremel and I've watched some trimming videos, so I'm ok with the hows of nail trimming (I think).

 

I'm just curious, do your dogs nails tend to click on the floor, or does this mean Luigi's nails are too long? If I can trim them back and have them quiet, it'd make having him sleep in our room a LOT easier!

 

 

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I like the nails short so you don't hear the clicks on the floor. I trim the tips every Sunday.

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I like the nails short so you don't hear the clicks on the floor. I trim the tips every Sunday.

My husband will be VERY happy to hear this.. will really cut down on the coffee budget! :)

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I'm sure others will have more to say, but when I hear the click, click, click it means it's time to trim nails! Now when I first got Gigi though it was a slow process of trimming her nail once a week to finally get them short enough, where they should be because hers were so grown out.

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I get Autumn's nails dremeled about every 5-6 weeks (she walks mostly on the sidewalks, just going on the grass to p & p, which acts somewhat like a file). Other than right after it's done, the clicking begins, and yet the nails are quite short. IMO, it may be the way her feet are shaped.

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Even when Henry's nails are short, they still click on the floor. Truman's never do because his feet are more arched up.

I wonder if it depends on the shape of the foot for some dogs? My guys both get their nails trimmed and dremmeled regularly and at the same time.

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Even when Henry's nails are short, they still click on the floor. Truman's never do because his feet are more arched up.

I wonder if it depends on the shape of the foot for some dogs? My guys both get their nails trimmed and dremmeled regularly and at the same time.

Same here. I don't mind, though. I know he's awake before he even climbs the stairs because I hear him "click-click-clicking" in the foyer. I :heart that sound!

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Same here. I don't mind, though. I know he's awake before he even climbs the stairs because I hear him "click-click-clicking" in the foyer. I :heart that sound!

 

I do love the clicking most of the time.. but at 3am when he's once again wondering why he can't go visit the mirror dog that lives in the bathroom I have a couple of grumbles :P

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I do love the clicking most of the time.. but at 3am when he's once again wondering why he can't go visit the mirror dog that lives in the bathroom I have a couple of grumbles :P

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I dremel once a week. Summer has a bit of a shiny floor phobia so I have to stay on top of it. Plus, being a therapy dog, there's lots of tile for her to deal with. I keep them short enough so there's never any clicking. Another guide regarding when to trim... which you may find helpful... when they're standing squarely on a bare floor, you should be able to slide a piece of paper under their nails without the nails interfering.

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Beth has always had pretty long quicks, so she clicks on my hardwood floors pretty much all the time. I do her nails every 2-3 weeks (clip) and she walks a ton on pavement.

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We dremel every Sunday. If I miss a week, I know that it has to be done the next week. Long nails on a dog are one of my "pet peeves" - it can make walking so much more difficult, especially for our seniors. Having a weekly schedule makes the chore less of one, since the nails are nice and short.

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I keep a control chart on the fridge for recording heartworm pills and nails. My bifocals make me nervous about using a clipper so I will dremel in between visits to a groomer for actual nail trims.

 

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Got out a bowl of yummies, got the clicker, watched a youtube video and put on netflix for him...

 

turned on the dremel and he barely looked at me. It tickled him a couple times... and the rest of the time HE SLEPT! After I did all that preparation, too! His paws are way quieter already! Going to do one more round tonight to fix a couple nails up.

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I can't even imagine going six weeks between nail trims!

 

If you do it weekly, it just takes a few minutes!

 

I think a LOT of the hounds I see photos of on GT have nails that are more aptly described as talons and way too long.


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Vinnie has really long quicks so he 'clicks' just about all of the time.

Same with Angie. She just had her nails done and can still sometimes hear clicks.

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Got out a bowl of yummies, got the clicker, watched a youtube video and put on netflix for him...

 

turned on the dremel and he barely looked at me. It tickled him a couple times... and the rest of the time HE SLEPT! After I did all that preparation, too! His paws are way quieter already! Going to do one more round tonight to fix a couple nails up.

Way to go, that's awesome!

 

Getting him started right away like this will let you get/keep them short!

 

My girl's quicks are rather long (and she has all black nails, so it is SO easy to quick). I get them dremeled every week, but some of them are still longer than I'd like!

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I'm scared to death of doing her nails so I get them done at petsmart. She still clicks though her nails are really short. I think its just how she walks sometimes (especially when she's tired!)

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