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Nail it! - Paw Care Course for Professionals

Joyful pawdicure for all participants.

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A logical method you can trust.

No more sweating on where to stop!

Let's talk about the elephant in the room! We all know, that nail trimming is barely mentioned in the literature for care providers. Books for groomers, vet tech, and even for veterinarians do not cover nail trimming in details that care providers could lean on, no matter what.

This course provides the nail anatomy, trimming methods, tools that will keep your heart rate normal, the muzzle unnecessary, and your libs scratch and bite-free!

The most advanced method existing

Nail types, nail layers, and positioning

Combining an error-free nail trimming technique with dog training methods, the Paw care course is a promise for successful outcomes. The tools are narrowed down to the ones that are meeting needs for safety, comfort, and efficiency at the same time. The in-depth paw and nail anatomy guarantee a simple, logical, and trustworthy formula to lean on for nail trimming and filing. Positioning, desensitization, and behavior modification further aid a calm, still, and cooperative experience for both you and your fur baby.

Did you know?

The trimming method on the left almost guarantees the quick will be hit. Ironically, it is the most common holding technique out there.

Knowing nail types makes or breaks the deal

Brace yourself for fun learning! If a researcher could have named my gene mutation MTHFR gene mutation, I dared to give some funny names to the nail types in question.

Nail types

Taco (left image) & Hot Dog (right image)

The Holy Grail of safety

The view

When we take a look at the nails from the paw pad side, we reveal tons of information about the soft nail tissue which are -literally- at our fingertips to help us stay safe while making the nails shorter. We can identify the layers of the nail and find our stop sign easily to stay safe. The way you hold the paw and toes is much more critical for safety than the nail colors.

If you take a look at the image on the left, you will clearly see what I mean. The left image shows a black nail with a taco nail type and the right one shows a white nail with the hot dog nail type. It's the matter of you can distinguish between the two and understand how to trim them or not that makes it easy or hard.

Oftentimes care providers get lucky when trimming white nails because seeing part of the soft tissue gives them a better percentage to avoid the quick. However, it does not make the method logical or trustworthy.

What's included?

✔ A nail care specialist's experience and suggestions.
Gentle nail care tools - what to get, what to avoid?
Paw care needs of canines.
Choosing tools and methods that aid comfort and cooperation.
The importance and impact of compassion and empathy for pawdicures.
What to do that results in a calm and cooperative dog?
Dog love languages.
Transforming behavior.
Nail length assessment - When is it time for a pawdicure?
✔ Error-free nail trimming method
✔ Nail filing
✔ Paw hair trim


✔ Gentle nail care workflow
Canine nail anatomy
✔ Paw care checkup checklist
✔ Top 10 nail care secrets
✔ Canine behavior assessment sheet
✔ Private Paw care community of care providers only
✔ 25% off coupon valid for all other courses

Learn from a specialist!

Betty is the author of
Nail it! - A Step-by-Step Guide to
Joyful Dog Nail Trimming.

Paperback coming in the summer of 2021!

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