Nails

7/20/20: We are no longer providing “walk-in” services during this pandemic.

Nail trims will be held during blocks of time set aside, usually weekly. Times will change weekly and be posted to our home page.

Thank you for not asking our groomers to provide services outside of our shop and putting them in the uncomfortable position of having to say no.

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Documents which tell how to trim your pet’s nails at home using classical counter conditioning.
1 Learn the Jargon
2 Learning to Read Nails
3 Building a +CER How to use CCDS
4 Trimming the Nails
Scratch Board TrainingPDF
5 Exhausted All Options
Credit for documents goes to FB group Nail Maintenance for Dogs


Nail care is very important.

  • Keeping nails short and blunt, often prevent injuries and splitting, bleeding nails, including subsequent expensive emergency room visits.
  • Long nails can cause pets to walk differently with a changed gait and cause pain.
  • Long nails exasperate arthritis pain.

Does your dog growl and bite when you try to do nail trims at home? This short video by Dr. Sophia Yin gives you step by step instructions to make nail trims a positive experience for even the most difficult dog.

Another helpful video to train your pet for trims.

Here is another video that will cover the angle to do your nail trims at home.


Cat nails can be very sharp as you know. We can trim their front & back claws for you to reduce incidences of scratching and damage.

  • Claws are an important part of a cat’s anatomy and we do not recommend de-clawing. Cats shed their nails and utilize their pads and scratching behavior to “mark” their territory.
  • Providing scratching posts and learning how to train them are very important for your cat’s health.
  • Please read about declawing before you think about having this surgery done – it is outlawed in 25 countries and is considered to be cruel. Only $10 for a nail trim at the shop. We will be happy to show you how to trim your cat’s nails – it can be very simple!