you need to take her to a groomer or a vet and have them teach you... i am having a hard time with it too... luckily some of my pups nails are white so i can see how far to cut but the black nails are a lost cause!
LOL That is so funny! :lol: Love to hear that story some time. I could've done with that jacket whenever we need to give our cats tablets (I dread it!). We're so lucky with Minx & Brooke with nail clipping, baths and walking on lead. They're perfect little angels, probably because we didn't get them till they were 13 months and 9 months of age and already used to cooperating for their breeder. Once hubby must've clipped too close to the quick when doing Minx's tho as she yelped. No blood tho' and she didn't make a fuss. I was the one to make the fuss, glaring at poor hubby and saying "Oh why can't you be more careful. You've hurt my poor baby!". :lol:Rachael Polachek said:Lily used to have this jacket that fastened with velcro up the back. It was slightly snug on her so she had the idea she couldn't move when she wore it (she accidentally rolled down a couple stairs one time while she was wearing it but that's another story :lol: ). I'd suit her up in the jacket and she wouldn't move a muscle while I cut her nails. One time I cut too far and drew blood. Never again! Now I have the daycare do it for $10 a month (the owner is obsessed with dogs having short nails so I think she does it once a week).
BTW, I have since gotten rid of that nasty jacket. :lol:
Sachem said:Yep, I'd take her to a groomer until you are comfortable doing it yourself. As far as being painful, I would imagine it hurts and could be tender for awhile.
P.S. $10 :shock: that is a lot, I charged $5 per dog.