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Old 03-08-2012, 06:53 PM
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I use a Dremel and they get done about once a week...sometimes a little longer.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:30 PM
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Dremel. Not really sure how often they're done... I just check his nails often and do them as needed.

I used to trim with nail clippers, but once I worked at a dog/daycare boarding facility where they used the dremel, I was hooked! So easy and no jagged edges.

I did, however, learn to keep my hair COMPLETELY pulled up. Had my pony tail dangle down (I've got really long hair) and it got wrapped up in the dremel LOL Thankfully I didn't have to cut it... I just unscrewed the little screw to get the "drum" off and pulled it off.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:48 PM
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About every two weeks or so. I have a Dremel and Auggie will let me Dremel but I've taken to using the clippers because it's faster. I like how they get smoother with the Dremel but... yeah.
Payton is a no likee clipee dog right now. Georgie is even worse. I don't remember how I got Auggie used to it... maybe he has just born perfect LOL.

I am also in the "leave enough nail for them to grip and turn when running" category. I need 'em to be able to dig in and not go slip slidin' away.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DogKisses View Post
If I hear clicking on the floor then they are too long. I have dogs, not tap dancers.
I HATE the clicking!

I dremel Dreizehn's nails 2-3 times a week. I was really busy this fall and sort of let them get away from me so I'm working on getting the quick to recede. I use a dremel simply because it freaks me out less. Oddly enough the dremel freaks him out more but with clippers I'd surely quick his black nails every time.

Once I finally have them how I like them I'll keep them somewhere between tiny nubs and barely long enough to click.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:33 PM
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I dremel. I'm sadly lazy as h*ll. I get them done like once every two months. School has kicked my ass, I'm tired have no time for anything really.. I hate clicking.. but have always hated doing nails...

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Old 03-08-2012, 10:46 PM
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My four all have really fast growing nails so we clip every week to 10 days and they are still a bit longer than I'd like. They start tapping at the week mark.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:12 PM
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I don't have pictures but I dremel every 1-2 weeks. I don't mind "longish" nails as long as the whole nail is thick. I HATE grown out nails that are hollow. I can't say my dogs never, ever, get to that point but it's rare!
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:25 PM
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I'm clipping every few days. Zander's nails are pretty horrid, and it's obvious my mother didn't do anything.

After I get them down to where I want them, I'll dremel. It's just a matter of getting them to that point. He has some seriously STRONG and THICK nails. But they peel and flake like no one's business, making a smooth, short, healthy nail difficult to obtain.
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