The Buyers Guide on Clippers for Dog Nails
Scissors type – The clippers operating like scissors are the most usual type. They work in the way everybody knows, powered by strength put on its leverage grips. Thus, one doesn’t need to make great effort even cutting big tough claws. This type is the common and versatile option. Many dog owners use them not only for pups, but for cats, rabbits, and even parrots.
Guillotine type – The clippers made for smaller dogs and cats. This type was invented in the USA in 1930s and is manufactured ever since. They also use leverage power in their construction but it’s improved with a spring. The guillotine clippers are more handy when it comes to fixating the dog’s nail in place. Their only real downside is the size, which is not suitable for large pets with thick claws.
Grinders type – The electric clippers are something similar to nail files although their emery surface is cylindrical and twisted automatically. They operate like sandpaper from severe to mild stages, so you’ll be able to control the process. There are corded nail grinders and cordless ones too.
Every pet owner comes to the point where he or she need to manage their dog’s claws by themselves. It saves tons of time and money when you don’t have to go to your groomer every time your pet start to clatter with his nails on the floor. Just get the right tool and get used to it – you’ll definitely be surprised how easy it is.
Maybe you already have the poor experience with clippers or your dog doesn’t like trimming claws making it hell to catch and hold him? Then our (and professional groomers’) recommendation is to try another kind of clippers for nails and use simple rules of positive reinforcement for dogs like treats.
Also, the styptic powder and baby oil will come in handy for cutting claws at home. Little practice and you’ll be the best groomer for your furbaby!