Last Updated on February 1, 2022 by Marco C.
Even though some owners forget about it, cutting Rottweiler nails is actually important. From time to time, it’s necessary for you to shorten your pup’s nails in order for them to walk properly. In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at how to cut your Rottweiler’s nails, as well as why cutting down on their nails is important. Let’s get started!
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Dog Bites When Cutting Nails
Just to defend the dog for a second – you wouldn’t like it either if someone was to cut your nails by force (imagine that you don’t understand that nails should be shortened, what clippers are, and what cutting is). It’s completely normal for your dog to protest when it comes to cutting their nails and there are probably very few dogs in history who haven’t protested.
However, your dog will get used to this after a while, so make sure that you have someone there with you during the first few clippings. There isn’t an exact tutorial for this. Tying your dog up is something you should never do because not only is it borderline torture – your dog will also never trust you again. The best way to go about this is to have someone hold the dog down and try to comfort them at the same time while you cut the nails.
Remember that this process isn’t painful, only uncomfortable and unnatural for the dog. That’s why they react so badly to it.
To sum up, when you’re cutting Rottweiler nails, make sure that you don’t cut the quick – the blood vessel going through the nail. This can cause a nasty wound. Only cut the very tip of the nail, the hollow part. The ‘how to clip nails properly’ is as important as the ‘why’. If your dog’s nails become too long, the dog won’t be able to walk around your place without leaving scratches everywhere. It’s also possible that they rip the nail out by accident!
Because of this, it’s best to shorten the nail with clippers! Your dog probably won’t like this the first few times, which is why you might need help from someone else until they get used to the process.