Grinding Dog Nails With Dremel

Introduce Your Pet to the Electric Nail Grinder

Before you start your pet pedicure, introduce the dog to the electric pet nail grinder and the task at hand. Start by gently touching its paws. If your pet is okay with that, follow it up by giving the paws a little rub. Let the dog sniff and touch the tool for a minute, while you pet it and offer reassurances. Then turn the tool on a few times without trimming any of your dog’s nails yet. This will familiarise him or her with the humming sounds and the vibrations the tool makes. That’s one brave dog, ready to be groomed.

Find a Comfortable Position to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Before you start trimming your dogs nails, find a comfy spot for both you and the dog. Position your dog in a way that ensures you can reach all its paws easily, without having to twist its legs. Try the sofa, for instance. Place a towel on your lap and have your dog put its front paws on the towel. This way you can firmly grip the paw and have it in full view as well. Some owners find it easier not to sit opposite their pet, but to face in the same direction instead. By experimenting a little, you’ll discover soon enough which position works best for you and your pooch.

Find a Comfy Spot Before Dremeling Your Dogs Nails

It is necessary to keep dogs calm, comfortable, and happy, to accomplish the dremeling process. So, provide a place where he can comfortably sit or lie down. This could be on the floor, on a grooming table or on your lap.

Since nails are all part of the grooming process, it is helpful to Dremel in the same place as you would accomplish your other grooming tasks. Touch his feet and paws.

Getting the dogs comfortable with the touch of his feet is a step one should never avoid. Young dogs may struggle sometimes and don’t sit still during the process. So, create an atmosphere that they enjoy dremeling and will voluntarily stay with you. You will always be more successful if you go slowly, first touching and massaging and work you way up to the actual dremeling.


Can you use a Dremel to grind dog nails?

A Dremel grinds down your dog’s nails, making trimming easy and high-tech. The Dremel is the easy part. Getting your dog used to the feel of the vibration and the sounds of the tool may be a little tricky.

What angle should I grind my dog’s nails?

All About Angles

The experts recommend cutting your dog’s nails at a 45-degree angle, making sure to stay below the “quick” (the bundle of nerves and vessels which reside within your dog’s claws. In some dogs, with lighter-colored nails, you can easily see the quick and avoid injuring them.

Is it better to grind or clip dog nails?

Nail Clipping:

It is quiet and less likely to scare a dog than the buzz of the grinder. It is faster, so the process is quick. This may work best if you have a dog that doesn’t sit still for long. Clipping does not require any electrical cords or batteries.

How often should you Dremel your dog’s nails?

Use a fine grit (120) of sanding band, buy a variable speed Dremel, and when using, set it on slow or slow/medium. Touch the Dremel to the nail to sand for a second, retreat, touch again, repeat. Dremel on a schedule to maintain healthy nails (typically, once a week is recommended).