Why is it advisable to trim nails in a closed room like a bathroom rather than an open area like the living room?

When trimming a dog’s nails, it’s generally a good idea to trim the nails in a closed room like a bathroom as opposed to an open area, like a living room. This is because many dogs don’t like having their nails trimmed, and may try to get away when they see the nail clippers and realize what’s happening. Having your dog is a safe, secure, comfortable area for nail trimming will make the overall experience more pleasant for your dog, and for you.

Prepare the area where you will trim your dog’s nails with the clipper or rotary grinding tool that you will use in order to trim your dog’s nails. It’s also a good idea to have a couple cotton balls and styptic powder on hand in case you do trim too close to the quick and bleeding occurs. It’s best to have someone help you during the trimming process to restrain your dog and help keep your dog steady and still during the nail trimming.

Make sure your dog is comfortable and relatively relaxed while you are trimming his nails so that he isn’t squirming or jerking his paw back when you go to trim a nail. Practice touching your dog’s paws often outside of nail trimming and show your dog the clippers to make him comfortable with the situation.

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