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Walter
Walter, Breeder
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Experience:  Breeder and pet health consultant. Have spent a number of years with dog rescue, training and health
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can dogs have nail removal

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Walter replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

What is the reason for wanting the nail removed?

Is it broken or painful?

Walter

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
he scratches everybody and we tell him no and has obedience you should see me some days it looks like i have been in a battle with him
Expert:  Walter replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

The groomer can trim the nails down but removing them is not a option. You can consider using dog booties as well until he is fully trained and has calmed down some. You can also make these booties your self by using baby socks and sewing Velcro on to the top to keep them on.

This is the best way to handle the situation until the dog can be fully trained from this behavior. Now for the training........you can use a shaker can to get his attention and firmly tell him NO when he starts jumping and scratching. (A shaker can is a bottle with loose change in it). You can also use a spray bottle with cool water to spray him while firmly telling him NO.

The good news is with a little time and training he will learn this is not OK and the booties can be removed.

Walter