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Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by Whippylove, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Whippylove

    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    Hi wondering if anyone owns a dremmel for their dogs nails? Which one would you reccomend? Looking at a couple for my boys especially for Marley who hates nail trimming time.
    Thank you
     
  2. JudyN

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    I need to dash out now, but if you're on Facebook, have a look at the group 'Nail Maintenance for Dogs'. It gives loads of advice on the best ones to choose, and also desensitising dogs who are afraid of clippers & dremmels.
     
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    Back again... The group I mentioned recommend 'proper' dremmels as opposed to relatively cheap ones sold for pets (which they say aren't up to the job). However, I have this one, recommended (I think) by Kara on this forum: https://www.amazon.co.uk/OMORC-Elec..._9?keywords=dog+dremmel&qid=1580313816&sr=8-9 I've not persuaded Jasper to let me use it properly on him yet but the times he's tolerated it being held against a claw for a couple of seconds it's seemed pretty effective. If it could work on his claws, I'd have thought it fine for a whippet.
     
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    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    Thanks @JudyN I bought an actual Dremmel one my friend who i bought my dog's off recommended it to me she says it's great. Screenshot_20200129-163038_eBay.jpg
     
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    I hope Marley agrees!
     
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    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    So do I, hes terrible with everything. Doesn't even like me touching his nails with my hands. I'll just go slowly with it for all of them. Hopefully it will be good.
     
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    Obviously it cant help you but the breeder I got Folly off actually used a Dremmel on the pups before they left her, only just touching the nails for a sec not really to trim them but getting the pups used to the noise and being touched. She also told me to carry on at home. So when the nails needed trimming she was easy and has remained good to do.
     
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    Cheers, I have just ordered one of these to try if mine accept this bit easier than the usual clippers. Not too expensive for a trial neither. I would hate to spend a lot of money only to find out the 'fault' is with the dogs acceptance rather than with the machine.
     
  9. JudyN

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    The basics of the advice given on the FB group I mentioned are that you break it down into tiny steps and don't progress until the dog is quite excited by the previous step. So... hold dremmel in front of dog, treat dog, take dremmel away, stop treating. Repeat until dog gets excited about seeing dremmel.

    Timing is vital - you do not, say, touch your dog's claw with the dremmel, then take the dremmel away and give a treat. The dremmel predicts food, and removing the dremmel predicts the end of food. The food is never a 'reward' for having been good.
     
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    All my previous dogs have been easy going with their nail trimming and one saw it a opportunity for really laid back nap, leaving me with free access for her feet. It was always rewarded with a belly rub ;)
    But these two little buggers....:rolleyes:..they have developed 3rd sense for the clippers. Like today...both dogs were chillaxing next to me...I was rubbing them all over, touching their feet and nails, all perfectly fine..no issues what so ever. I then thought one of them was in deep sleep and pulled her blanket over her head (how she usually sleeps) and carried on touching her legs and feet for moment longer. Then hubby passed me the clippers while walking by and didn't make any different noises or actions what so ever, we carried on with our conversation and as the clippers were just about to touch her nail...her head popped to check me out. Yep...I was court in the middle of sneaky action. So that was that.
    The little one is still not that experienced of what I was about to do...she was looking at me with interest. I took treaty tub out and laid few 'sweeties' on front of her...while she was hoovering them up, I managed to snip a nail and we carried on like that. Managed whole 3 nails and then she decided that it wasn't acceptable anymore :rolleyes: 3!
    Well, I hope she is daft enough to forget it over next day or two so I can try the trick again to finish the front paws.
    They are not showing any fear or nervousness towards the clippers, I can leave them next to them or even top of them...it is almost like it is me and my actions they are wary of....'what are you up to Madam?' o_O
    So, I suspect that I will face same thing with the dremmel tool..I think it will just be battle of wills over the time until something click in their brains and they think 'I can't be bothered...get on with it'..:D We are already winning the 'battle' with brushing, it is not a issue for them anymore and they let me do it...unless they decide it would fun to play with brush:rolleyes:
     
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  11. smithwold

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    I use a dremmel on my whippets.
    Not too bad noise wise and can use on a low speed if done weekly.
    My partner has to hold them steady while I do the deed!
     
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    New tool as arrived and I have started training the dogs for it..sort of :rolleyes: I have the dremmel in my hand with some treaties and the little on is quite happy trying to nibble the treats and she is not bothered about the buzzing. Next step will be trying to stroke her feet with it while luring her attention away with nibbles. I have confidence she will be fine once I get to that stage.
    But the older one...she is not stupid and not to be fooled with treats...OH NO :rolleyes: I can see some trouble ahead with that smart pants:D
     
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    forgive me if I have said this to you before but have you thought of squeezy cheese in a tube? The fact they can keep licking the nozzle seems to focus them on that rather than the nail.
     
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    Yes you did...and thank you for reminding me of it. ;)
    Though I know it will be challenge with the older one, no matter what distraction I try as she is too clever for her own good. She knows when I'm about to start doing something even before I prepare for it. And if I start any suspicious activities...she will make sure she ain't gonna be in same part of the house with me. :D I can do my crafts and other things and she doesn't appear to take no notice.. she can tell those apart from 'not fun for her' stuff. Her beady eyes are constantly calculating what I'm about to do and if she should join for my company or not.
    Fun 'games' ahead..:rolleyes:
     
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    I received my dremmel yesterday today I just let the boy's sniff it, Rolo is not fussed at all even when its turned on he doesn't care, Oliver isn't sure and Marley is terrified. Just going to take it slowly hopefully I'll get there. I never heard about a tube of cheese definitely going to give it a try.
     

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