11-10-2012, 02:30 PM
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Ditto but you can definitely give more than one treat per nail.
One of you can also just dole out treats the entire time while the other trims. When you hear them clicking on the floor, they are ready to cut, so it sounds like she is past due! If you can't see the quick, begin by taking the tips off. Try to avoid excessive restraining and keep your voices cheerful.
Also, if the dews aren't well attached and your dog is going to be in shrubby/field settings, they can/should be removed. Spay time is okay for those. If they are attached pretty well and are close fitting to her paw, they shouldn't be an issue and probably don't have to be removed. If you strongly prefer it, the sooner the better while the bone is still less developed.
FWIW, some of our bird dogs who hunt in really rough terrain have dews and they have never been an issue.
I recommend the video by Dr. Sophia Yin that was recently posted in the "weird clipping method" thread.