Just because you like to go to your favorite salon for a pedicure, this doesn't mean your pup likes having his nails trimmed. Maybe you have never trimmed a dog's nails before. No matter what the reason, giving your dog a pedicure should be on your regular schedule of grooming. Not only will this make it easier for your dog to walk but it will help with his balance and his gait. Along with this, nails that are too long can cause excessive stress and strain on his joints, which can lead to serious injury.
Many dogs do not like having their feet touched, let alone their nails trimmed. Before you start giving your dog a pedicure, spend time rubbing and playing with his feet. The more time you spend doing this, the more comfortable he will be when the time comes for you to trim his nails. Be sure to check his paws each time for any sores, cracked nails or pads, and splinters. Making sure his paws are healthy before you start is an important part of the pedicure.
Make the grooming and pedicure process fun for your dog and he won't mind having it done. In fact, he will come to appreciate it as short nails make it easier and more comfortable for him to walk. The key to making this task simple for both of you is to remain calm and take your time. Have plenty of treats on hand to reward him for being a good boy.