1. Wait until your dog is relaxed and calm. A walk before the session will help.
2. Spread dog’s feet to inspect for dirt and debris
3. Hold your dog in place by putting your arms and upper body over him while you clip nails. While clipping front nails, hold your forearm over the dog’s neck to prevent him from lifting his head. If dog remains anxious or jumpy, try laying him on his side and gently holding him down.
4. Using sharp clippers, cut off the tip of each nail at a slight angle, just before the point where it begins to curl
5. Take care to avoid the quick, which is the vein that runs into the nail. If you accidentally cut into the quick, causing bleeding, apply some styptic powder to stop bleeding.
6. After nails have been cut, use an emery board or file to smooth out edges