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I have the 7700 which replaced another used for maybe 16 years before it died. New one is quieter than the first but I was easily able to retrain a dog that hated getting nails clipped into one that tolerated dremeling to the point she told me it was getting uncomfortable by just wiggling a bit rather than all out rebellion. I did this through training using information found on doberdawn's site. That page is about 20 years old now, probably plenty of other good sites on the subject by this time. Don't recall if the sound was an issue with first dogs but it has been fine with current dogs if one approaches this slowly with lots of treats.

I did try out a different brand of pet nail grinder with one of those shields. My 44 pound dog's nails did not fit inside the hole and that grinder was too weak to actually grind nail when I took the shield off so unsure it would help much. Maybe it would help keep long fur out but my experience with cordless grinders is that they stall when hair is wound up and it doesn't hurt the dog or pull out hair. Dog is freaked out though. I do have a dog that would like to bite the sanding head when annoyed so a shield could help with that. He's the only mouthy dog I've had. If your dog leads with the mouth then maybe it would be a good precaution. As for the dust? I grind outside or plan to vacuum after grooming. It is unlikely to catch all the dust anyway.
 

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Dog moving too much and the clipper slipping so I would nick the quick which HURT and then dog didn't want to get nails trimmed was exactly why I went with the dremel! Getting the nail into the little hole in the useless grinder was a lot like positioning a clipper too. I am not saying the pet dremel is useless as I haven't tried it out. The early versions from other manufacturers were seriously underpowered and useless but they were NOT Dremel brand. Dremel is a top brand of tool. My brother still has and uses the corded Dremel he bought as a teenager and he is near retirement age. 40 years and still ticking! If I bought a pet grinder it would the be the dremel but I wouldn't chose it myself. I do use it for other jobs occasionally and it has worked brilliantly.

Ask the breeder which one to buy? And start getting puppy used to having his toes handled now. Get an old nail file and pretend to file each nail and so on. Concentrate on the tip as that is the hard part of the nail and there is no quick there.
 

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Right, the 7700 creates more revolutions per minute but both are two speed only anyway so it isn't all that useful having more power if it isn't needed. I use the low speed on the 7700, it works plenty fast.

The way Bucky acts I wouldn't mind the nail cover if I was just agile and calm enough to get the nail in there. I don't mind hair getting wound up but I sure don't want his nose or mouth burnt on the spinning sanding band!
 

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I'm positive any will work and the only way you can mess up is by not buying one! Asherlove is a pro so she grinds a lot more nails then I do and she likes the 7300 without a guard. 7700 runs at either 10,000 or 20,000 and 7300 runs at 6,500 and 14,000. If you get the guard and don't like it then take it off. You will be fine with any of the dremels unlike the first pet nail grinders that didn't work at all.
 
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