GROOMING WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW about nail care!
Nail care, though it might seem like a small detail, is important to your dogs health! Overgrown nails can change the way your dog carries their weight on their feet. This can lead to splayed feet, reduced traction, and even cause deformed feet and injure the tendons over time. Make sure to keep your doodles nails trimmed the longer you let them grow, the longer the "quick" grows. This is the part that bleeds if you cut it!
Start desensitizing your puppy right away to having their feet/toes/nails handled. Even if you decide to have a groomer do it, they will be thankful you set your puppy up for a positive experience! You can do nail trims at home as well, here's some tips, tricks and explanation of how to first introduce your dog to nail clippers
Day 1: Let your puppy sniff the nail clipper or grinder. Give a treat and praise. Day 2: Touch the nail clipper or grinder lightly to each paw. Give a treat and praise. Day 3: Touch the nail clipper to each paw and squeeze the clipper so the puppy hears the sound, or turn the grinder on and let the puppy feel the vibration. Don’t actually trim a nail. Give a treat and praise. Day 4: Touch the nail clipper or grinder to your puppy’s feet again. Give a treat and praise. Day 5: Try trimming off just the very tiniest tip from one front paw nail. Only do one nail. Offer lots of happy praise and a treat if your puppy lets you. Even if he lets you, just do one. Repeat every day until he lets you do this and doesn’t seem to mind. Day 6: Try trimming just the tip off of just two nails. Day 7: Keep working your way up, trimming additional nails each day, until you’ve got them all and your puppy doesn’t mind. Practice even when you don’t need to clip a nail. Even pretending you are clipping and going through the motions help your pup get used to the whole process
Check out this YouTube video to see a vet give more information on cutting your dogs nails Video link: https://youtu.be/xtgRqiVek9k