I used the RESCO on my first dobe, a Dremel on my second dobe (she hated the motor noise) and back to using the RESCO clippers on our new puppy.
- my brother has been using the Resco on his sheltie's for the last 25 years, and the original blade is still sharp
- also use the white powder, men put on shaving cuts RESCO 747 nail clippers
, patent in the late 1930's...Price:$8.55 Resco Nail Trimmer #747 for Large Dogs
The USA made Resco Original 747 jumbo nail trimmers are the ones for us GSD - not the 727's - they are for all those smaller mutts! Resco 747's have a picture of our breed on the box so you can't mistake them. There are several copies of the Resco Nail Clipper, but personally for me its the best or nothing. The Resco is a guillotine type action, which avoids crushing or cracking delicate nails.
Anybody can use them - they're dead easy. Cut the nail evenly in line with the bottom of your mutts pad. If the nails are very long (bone diggers) take only a little off at a time. Don't take a great chunk off else the chances are you make the nail bled and your mutt is going to be miles away the next time you even think about nail trimming!
Don't put the job off, do it on a weekly basis and then both you and your mutt get the hang of the job.
If you do have an accident use "Trimmex" wound powder.