how much do you pay to have your dogs claws clipped?

GinaB

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It's included in the price of the groom normally for my dog
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Nowt, cos I do them myself
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, now I come to think about it, I never need to clip my own
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but I think maybe £6.

Saying that, I was grooming today and squeezed 2 dogs in for bath, anal glands and nails clipped, I charged £12 per dog, they where small to medium size with short coats, bargain
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I don't have a dog but my friend gets me to do her dog for her as I am very quick at it (so she says). She bought clippers on the internet. Another friend pays the vet £17!!!!!
 

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I only have his Dew Claws to do, and they are easy and white, so I do them myself!
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However I have worked as a dog groomer, so would always do them myself! No idea what we charged for just nails, we would always check them if they came in for a groom and do them if needs be, the cost of the groom wouldn't change.
 

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I even walk him on paves but his claws still grows too long...

cost me nothing to clip as i do them....

Down side... how to stop bleeding???
 

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I charge a fiver for walk in nails only. If I have a dog in being groomed, I don't charge extra for nails, its part of the full package (however, if I'm grooming a dog and he doesn't require the nails to be trimmed, I don't take a fiver off, either!).

To stop bleeding - you need either a styptic pencil or powder. You could perhaps try cornstarch (corn flour) in a pinch at home. Haven't used that myself, but heard somewhere that you could use it.
 

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Do mine myself! Just the cost of the clippers about £5!

They get plenty of road work every day but it is just the design of their feet that they do not have perfect feet so I have to step in every couple of weeks to cut them back.

On the stop bleeding front just practice so as to know where the quick is & not to cut that far back & as PucciNPony said styptic pencil (baught in most supermarkets in the shaving department!) or cornstarch powder to dab onto the bleed to stop it.
 

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Fab thanks everyone!

The problem is there is no concrete or anywhere around me to keep them short. Walks are always on grass because thats all there is!

I have never clipped a dogs claws before so I thought if I get it done the first time by a professional I could see how they do it and then do it myself next time.
 
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