dealing with sharp claws?

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  1. TapRackBang73

    TapRackBang73 Packin Preacher

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    My GSD has razor sharp claws...when I trim them...they are even worse. Any suggestions on what to do?
     
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    Use a dremel. Works wonders.
     

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    what bit do you use with the dremel?
     
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    That I can't answer, but a quick call to any good professional groomer would likely get you a good recommendation.

    I personally just clip them as I've got too many and the dremeling takes too long IMHO.
     
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    Long walks on concrete with regular trims.
     
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    +1,000,000! If you walk them enough, you most likely won't need to trim them at all, they will stay worn smooth.
     
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    Dremel I use (speed set on "2"):
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004UDJ4/102-7993210-1293733

    Sanding bands appropriate for large breed dog nails:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RB7CQ2/102-7993210-1293733

    I have a rottie and an English Mastiff, and a little pug. The big girls get the dremel with their nails, the puglet I clip.

    Great guide to dremeling dog nails:
    http://homepages.udayton.edu/~merensjp/doberdawn/index.html
     
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    My ridgie won't stil still to dremel. She actually chews her back nails down to nubs... which I don't mind at all. ;) The front ones aren't usually a problem in the summer because we walk too much but need to get trimmed in the winter.
     
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    I have two GSDs and this is what I do. I trim the nail straight as usual, then I round out the new corner that is created after the first cut. On the rounding cuts, I trim very little at a time, just to take the sharpness off. Works great.
     
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    A couple of swipes with an emery board for press-on nails works wonders too.