Trimming nails

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and have a few questions about my boy Duke. We were trimming his nails since he was a puppy and he was fine, at one time we were going to the vet for an appointment and decided to let them do his nails well they trimmed one too short and cut the quick. So now hes not letting us do it anymore he even barks growls and try to bite my husband...any advice on how we should try to do this procedure here at home again? All suggestions would be gladly appreciated. Thanks

Oh 2 more quick questions, how do i upload a picture to my avatar? I put one when I first signed up but it was blurry and i removed it. Now I can't seem to be able to go back to upload a new one.. second when you want to quote someone on a specific answer that is not the last post how do you do that? Thank you in advance standing by:)

No technical advice from me - I'm pretty bad at it. 

You might want to try using a dremel with a sandpaper round (60 grit) to do nails instead of clippers - a lot of dogs have less of an issue with them. 

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Thank you again Fitzmar, I'll try that and see if he's not getting spooked by the noise...I'll give it a good try ,we have a dremel already.

I think you are also on Doberman Talk - there are a lot more active members on there, so you might get more responses 

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Yes Fitzmar I'm on doberman talk as well, I thoughtof f joining both...on the other site u wasn't able to read other's people threads...I'm still waiting for the moderators to remedy my problem. I like both

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Took one of my previous girls to the vet for something one time and they took her in the back for whatever it was they were doing. After a minute I heard a yelp and the 'I am going to kill you growling' come from my dog.

I asked what made her angry when they brought her back out and they played stupid saying they had no clue... Then I noticed the trimmed nails on one of her front paws... A trimming that I did not ask for, request or consent to... 

Needless to say, I chewed some asses out once I figured out what they had done. We never went back to that Vet again. 

Hope whatever 'assistant' did that crap (without my consent) got either bit or had the crap scared out of them when the dog reacted to their crappy trimming 'skills'. It sounded pretty bad from where I was sitting and I would have been scared if that had been directed towards me.

If I were you I would continue on using the clippers but be sure to not let idiots do it for you in the future. Can almost be sure that someone with the proper experience did not cut too short. It was a bottom of the pole flunky that did that work.

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Yes I believe it was a bottom of the pole flunky tech person that did the work dobermanguy. You would think you're in good hands at the vet office, wrong. I'm working on massaging his paws again and him letting me handle them just like when he was a puppy all over. I need to reinstate trust I was told. Yes since he was alredy impatient with the procedure when he was letting us do it, I think that like you said maybe I should keep on using the clippers since it makes the process faster but I'll later on once I can do it again try what others said and see if he would get use to the dremel. Thanks again and looking foward to more suggestions from all of you guys since I have so many questions.

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I'm working on massaging his paws again and him letting me handle them just like when he was a puppy all over. I need to reinstate trust I was told. Yes since he was alredy impatient with the procedure when he was letting us do it, I think that like you said maybe I should keep on using the clippers since it makes the process faster

Yep. Much faster and yep you need to have that trust there...