In this Pets & Animals video tutorial you will learn how to properly trim your dogs nails for their comfort. Materials that you will need are a high quality trimmer, nail file and styptic powder or pads. Begin by making yourself and your pet comfortable. Have the pet lay on the side so that all four legs are accessible. You will clip only that portion of the leg that extends beyond the quick, the blood vessel that runs down the nail. Start by clipping a thin slice of the nail and give him a treat to encourage him. Continue to make a series of thin clips at a 45 degree angle. If you accidentally cut the quick, apply styptic with gentle pressure. After clipping, file the nails to smoothen them. Properly clipped nails keep your pet, your family and your home safe.