Pick the correct blade for your dog's fur length. Do your research on your dog's breed type and the desired length of fur. You may also want to consider getting a blade specifically for between the toes.
You can use a 'give me your paw' command to get your dog's paw into your hands. Once you have your dog's leg up, shave with the clippers from the armpit down toward the toes. Be careful not to get too close to the skin.
Once you have your dog's leg up, shave with the clippers from the armpit down toward the toes. Again, be cautious not to get too close to your dog's skin.
Change direction of the clippers and go over the same line from the toes to the armpit. This will smooth out any missed fur from the first run and cut fur growing from the opposite direction as the first cut.
Use your clippers to circle around the length of your dog's leg. Be careful of elbows and sensitive skin.
Clip back legs from the thigh down towards the knee and back of knee in a zig-zag pattern from the thigh downward, avoiding any nicks on the kneecaps.
Move the clippers downward except for the back of the foot just above the ankle. Treat this area like the front legs and clip in one direction and then the other direction.
With scissors, shape the leg and clean up any long stray hairs. With scissors, you can make any final shaping or finishing touches.