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    I need to buy some clippers to trim Maggie's nails. What makes good ones, what should I look for?
    I would rather buy a good quality pair once.

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    I'm not sure what brands are best, as i haven't updated my nail clippers for a long time.

    But in terms of style, like to use this style of nail clippers
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XQDtOxJbgJ...2Bclippers.jpg
    That general style is good to hold, and easy to manoeuvre with the dogs foot. The guard is good too if you're ever feeling nervous with a wriggly dog.

    Don't go for this style...
    http://www.net2mallsdropship.com/ass.../DAM810021.jpg
    These ones are so hard to use on dogs, especially dogs who don't like having it done. I use this style on my ferrets, but would never try it on dogs.

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    Thanks that helped. Found some good ones at K9.

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    I cheat and go to a groomer to get evil hound's claws trimmed. She uses a parrot beak without a guard (like the top link of maddogdodge's).

    Ages ago I got a guillotine style (the second sort) and there is no amount of lamb roast and clicker training that will ensure my dog stays still when I put the squeeze on those. I think they squash and deform the whole claw - which must feel bad - ie hound will put her claw in there, it's only when I try to cut that she goes ballistic.

    Grooming lady also uses a dremmel type system to file off any rough edges. I've read you shouldn't use the "stone" but she does and it does smell a bit like burnt hair when we're done but not enough to bother the dog - who eats treats as fast as I can shove them in her mouth through almost the whole process.

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