I've got a peticure that I've never uses, maybe give that a try?Use a Dremel or a file. I only use the clipper to take the the tips off (when I've let trimming go too long).
I do cut off very little but sometimes I still hit the quick. We walk on sidewalks a lot so maybe it's pretty low already? I don't see white, unless you are referring to the nail? BTW, Blaze is beautiful, I've always wanted a rough collie.Cut a very small amount off, look at the nail, you should beable to see a white dot when you are reaching the quick.
The peti is a good option if your dog will tolerate the noise and vibration. IMO it's worth working on it. My dog has claws like a velociraptor, and they grow quickly. When I use a hand file, I use a cross-cut, 2nd cut machinist file. For a small dog, you could use a manicure file (don't buy junk) or emery boards.I've got a peticure that I've never uses, maybe give that a try?
Do you use a regular nail file?
Blaze make the clicky noise while walking on the harwood as well. but his are also right at the quick. I never cut them. I cut them maybe 2 times a year in winter since he doesnt get to wear them down on concrete then. Otherwise I just do the declaws and he is fine. So ours might be right at the quick, some quicks are longer then others. You could slowly file them down and the quick should get smaller if the noise is a problem. Otherwise I wouldnt bother cutting them at all.Thanks everyone. I cut them because when she walks on the hard wood floors at home, it goes clicky clat, clicky clat so I thought it might be too long. She walks on concrete everyday so I thought it didn't need to be trimmed, but if she if her nails are making sound when walking it may be too long? I'll check tonight to see if they are even.
If anyone is worried about it being too high-powered or getting fur caught in it, I think the pedipaws would work fine for them. It is low-powered (in fact, many people on here were complaining about it not filing fast enough, compared to more advanced dremel kits) and has a guard that helps prevent fur getting caught. I switched to it because I got sick of damaging my own nails during traditional filing, and it taking 30 minutes to file the nails down on one dog. But to each his own lol.I would recommend a regular nail file, as opposed to a dremel. A regular nail file may take a little bit longer, but a dremel can take off too much if your not careful, and again you can end up damaging the quick, along with getting a dogs fur caught in it.