For some dogs, nail trimming is the worst thing in the world, which is probably what this German Shepherd was thinking when it was time to clip his nails.
By, 1 Aug 2020
Cutting your dog’s nails regularly is an essential part of dog grooming, but for many pups, they never get used to the sensation of having their nails clipped or even the sight and sound of the clippers.
A video clip shared online reveals the experiences of a German Shepherd who looks as if they would prefer to be doing anything else other than having a pedicure.
The dog can be seen sitting on its owner’s lap and initially looks relatively calm and relaxed. But then as soon as the man begins clipping, the dog's eyes suddenly get huge and the pup looks away as if it doesn’t want to look at what’s happening to them.
The German Shepherd may be a big dog, but at that moment they looked like a frightened little puppy.
But while the dog’s unease is written all over their face, they remain perfectly still in their owner's arms, desperately hoping that the traumatic event will be over any minute.
Since it was posted online, the clip has attracted over 600 comments, many from dog owners saying that their dog reacted the same way or that they wished their pup stayed as still as the dog in the clip.
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