Long nails can be uncomfortable and painful for dogs, and can also cause problems like overgrowth, splitting, and curling.
To trim your dog's nails, you will need a pair of dog nail clippers or a nail grinder. You may also want to have some treats on hand to reward your dog for good behavior.
Place the clippers or grinder on the tip of the nail and cut or grind straight across.
If your dog is new to nail trimming, start by trimming just one or two nails at a time.
How often you need to trim your dog's nails will depend on their individual growth rate.
You can hear their nails clicking on the floor when they walk.
Walk your dog on rough surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt, to help wear down their nails naturally.