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      Cut nails of a aggressive dog

      I need some input on cutting nails of a aggressive dog. We dog sit a mini dashund which was our dog. He developed kid aggression and we rehomed him with our older friend with no kid. He also bites .

      So now after years me and wife would get his nails done wrapping up like a burrito. It's been over a year and he has not had his nails done.

      Wife took him to a few place and he tried. To bite and would not take a muzzle. It been nearly 2 yrs and he so tiny it was hard to hold him.

      Any ideas ?

      I even wonder if they want him any more but that is another conversation.

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      Oh geez...poor dog. I knew someone who adopted a dog with horrible nails and the only way the nails could be done that first time was with a vet appointment and anesthesia. Remember...the quick grows out and even a well-adjusted dog will react to the pain of those nails being cut.

      Good luck...you definitely want to get those nails taken care of (rather, it's good that you care and I know you want the dog to be able to walk comfortably).
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      Did anyone try desensitization or mostly just "hands on forcing him"? Did htey muzzle train? how did he "not take a muzzle"?

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      I'll try to find more links to explain the process but it's slow and steady work. Desensitize to having their paw touched; to hte trimmers, to the trimming....

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      Blindfold? I put a towel over puppy Oban's head because of how he thought it was game and would madly wave, kick and paw with the three I wasn't working on. He wasn't aggressive but it might help. I do agree sensitizing should be done but if the nails are about to pierce a paw you have to cut some of them off. Actually, if it's that bad, maybe at the Vet's under sedation.

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      We worked with a trainer for over a year to make it work . Again they have it slide now.

      We spoke to our vet , I have to find his shots paper work. Let see what happen .

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      If he's not had his nails attended to for over a year, I think it's likely he may need to be put under sedation and his nails trimmed back all the way. The blood supply in the quick has extended during this period too, so cutting the nails back to a reasonable point is going to be painful. Having long nails is uncomfortable, can be painful, and affects a dog's muscles/orthopedics negatively. Please try to encourage his new owners to help alleviate this poor dog's discomfort by having him seen by the vet and taking care of this medically.

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      Like others I went through this with my prior dog. I ended up getting a Dremel Grinder and for weeks on end, I pulled it out and showed it to her. She would run off and cower. Very gradually I brought her closer and then did one nail on one paw each night. After several attempts, she finally let out a sigh and allowed me to sand down her nails. It was as if she just finally gave in and realized it wasn't going away, might as well get it over with.
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      I have him for only 2 weeks. They are on vacation. I am not sure what the deal is as they have 4 dogs including him. One is a golden retriever ,even spent a lot on another dashund who had cancer. I am going to ask them if they do not want him.
      It is better for us as my son is 6 and understand what he is not suppose to do with him now then. 3 yrs ago .

      We might to nfind a sitter when we travel and get a new trainer . Plus we have 3 yrs of educating ourself .
      He loves us and the kids so much.
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      The vet can give him a mild sedative and muzzle him to cut his nails

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      Most who've been thru this who I know use Ace or some other sedative. Sad.
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