How to Use Your New LuckyTail Grinder

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Written by: Melanie Lewis

Say goodbye to frequent and expensive visits to the groomer!

With Lucky Tail Nail Grinder you ensure professional dog’s nail trimming at home. The electric cylinder-shaped device has a grinding head on the top with a plastic protective cover to shorten your dog’s claws safely and effectively.

The grinder is very easy and intuitive to use, however, nail trimming can be stressful and intimidating for both dogs and owners, lengthening the claw’s cutting process. Here are some techniques and precautions you’ll need to master for better professional-looking results, and to make even the most sensitive dogs calm while trimming.

Before Grinding

If possible, get your pooch used to trimming as soon as possible. The earlier you start grinding his claws, the easier and stress-free the process will be. Before cutting your dog’s nails, show the grinder to him and let your pet sniff and touch it. After the first impressions, turn the grinder on and slowly touch his feet, so he can get used to the vibration and sound of the device.

Safety First!

Once your pet is used to the touch, vibration and sound of the grinder, make sure to get all the hair out of the way. If your dog has long fur, you should band it back so there’s no chance to get caught in the grinder’s spinning tip. For the first sessions, it’s also important to use the protective cover, safeguarding your pooch from getting the nails overcut.

Steps for Grinding the Nails with LuckyTail

STEP 1:

When you’re sure your pet is comfortable with Lucky Tail, turn the grinder on at a slow speed. Working on one nail at a time, tilt the device at a 45-degree angle and gently start grinding the top of the claw from the inside-curve of the nail and slowly bring it down.

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STEP 2:

Repeat this process several times in short sequences, also adding short pauses in between to avoid overheating the dog’s nail. Do not use it for more than 5 seconds without a break!

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STEP 3:

After taking off the sharp tip, apply the grinder in a circular motion around the tip to polish it smooth. Leave about 0.08 inches of the nail to the quick – innervated and vascularized part.

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! Additional tip:

you can easily spot the reddish quick on light-colored nails, but if your dog’s claws are black and it’s hard to see the quick, you need to look from the bottom of the nail and find its concavity.

STEP 4:

After finishing one nail, reward your dog with a treat. Let your puppy associate Lucky Tail with something he loves.

STEP 5:

Repeat the entire process on each of your dog’s claws.

Closing remarks

We recommend grinding your pet’s nails once every two weeks. Once you start doing it regularly, the process will take just a few minutes. Remember also to check the grinder’s head efficiency. It should be replaced after a few months when the grinding speed and efficiency decreases.

Grinding is virtually painless when it’s done properly, although your dog may need to become accustomed to the vibration of the grinder head against his nails.

You can get a nice, smooth tip that looks quite natural, rather than the jagged tips that many trimmers leave behind.

You’re far less likely to expose the nail’s quick and cause bleeding.
I hope this gives you a better idea of how to use a LuckyTail nail grinder on your dog. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at hello@luckytail.com

Please check our Shop, as we have different types of grinding heads to meet your individual needs. 

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