Most dogs will need to have their claws clipped at some stage, this can be a nerve-wracking experience for those that have not done it before.

If you are a nervous first timer, we suggest you take your dog into your vet for a visit with a nurse, they will talk you through the steps below, so you can confidently manage future nail trims at home. 


The area of your dog’s nail that you want to avoid is the  KWIK.

This is the blood supply in your dog’s nail and if you cut the nail too short, you can cut this, which will cause pain for your dog.

  • Make sure your clippers are good quality and sharp.
  • Dull clippers can create messy cuts and pain for your dog.