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Dr. Buzby's Master Class: How to Trim Your Dog's Nails without Blood, Sweat, or Tears

Learn Dr. Buzby’s unique nail trimming techniques to help you tackle even the most daunting nail trims, including the dreaded black dog nails and puppy nails.

The training includes

  • Dr. Buzby’s step-by-step video coaching sessions.
  • Proven nail trimming techniques.
  • Printable reference guides.
  • Expert tips and tricks to successfully trim your dog’s nails without fear of hurting your dog in the comfort of your own home.

Dr. Buzby’s Nail Trimming Course: Reviews

Mary D Verified

Very helpful for the novice trimmer

I’m grateful to learn about the proper tools and techniques for nail trims.

Kathy W Verified

Great, informative class

This class gave me the information and confidence I need to make it part of our regular routine.

Beth S Verified


This course changed everything for us and our yellow lab! Thank you!!

Melissa L Verified

Nail Trimming Without Fear

Very informative. Gave me a new perspective on how to properly and safely trim my dogs nails.

Amanda Verified

Confidence Building

After going through the course, I felt much more confident in trimming my dog’s nails.

Laura D Verified

A very helpful course

This course is so professionally put together! I have never seen this technique, and I love it.

Cindy T Verified

Confidence booster

Very well presented & explained and the quizzes help drill it in.

Alan W Verified

Wish I'd seen this decades ago!

No one else shows this method of nail clipping online, nor did any vet tell me about such a technique.

Meag C Verified

Lifechanging... seriously

This course was so excellent and easy to understand.

Master the secrets to DIY dog nail trims

Discover easy, proven techniques and be your dog’s hero

Stress-free nail trimming techniques

With Dr. Buzby’s step-by-step video coaching sessions, proven nail trimming techniques, and some practice, you’ll be able to confidently and successfully trim your dog’s nails at home!

Expertise and positivity

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Buzby has perfected teaching nail trims to hundreds of her veterinary clients. Now, you can receive that same expert guidance and know-how through her step-by-step video coaching delivered with positivity and encouragement.

In the comfort of your home

Going to the groomer or vet for nail trims can be inconvenient for you and stressful for your dog. With Dr. Buzby’s proven, easy nail trimming techniques, you can trim your dog’s nails in the comfort of your home. Plus, over time, DIY nail trims can save you hundreds of dollars.

What’s included

Dr. Buzby’s Dog Nail Trimming Without Fear includes 11 video demonstrations that walk you through stress-free nail trimming every step of the way.

From the importance of preparation to demonstrations of nail trims on all types of dogs, you’ll be set up for success.

Additionally, you’ll receive printable how-to instructions, diagrams, and quick reference guides. You’ll even receive a certificate of completion to celebrate your achievement!

As soon as you purchase the training, you can begin! You can complete the online training where you want, when you want, and at your own pace.

  • Video demonstrations including proper preparation, quick identification, and sure-fire nail trimming techniques
  • Dr. Buzby’s step-by-step tips and tricks to avoiding the quick
  • Printable how-to instructions, audio files, and quick reference guides
  • Quiz questions to prove your skills
  • Certificate of completion

Course curriculum

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Tools of the Trade

Module 3: Find the Perfect Position

Module 4: Nail Trimming 101

Module 5: Nail Trimming Anatomy

Module 6: How To Trim Black Nails

Module 7: How To Trim Light Nails

Module 8: How To Trim Large Nails

Module 9: How To Trim Small Nails

Module 10: How To Trim Puppy Nails

Module 11: Putting it Into Practice

Your instructor

Julie Buzby, DVM, CVA, CAVCA

Integrative Veterinarian and Founder of ToeGrips for Dogs
Dr. Julie Buzby has been an integrative veterinarian for over 25 years, having earned certification by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1998, and by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2002. Dr. Buzby is passionate about the power of our relationships with dogs and our ability to positively impact quality of life as dogs age by engaging higher quality of care along the way. We believe that you are your dog’s healthcare advocate and a critical member of your dog’s health care team! We believe in our products and the power of knowledge, but ultimately, our belief is in you! You can do it, we can help!

By the end of Dr. Buzby’s tutorials you will :

  • Know how to set yourself up for dog nail trimming success — by using the proper tools and preparation.

  • Understand how to use a unique trimming technique — to dramatically reduce the chance of hitting the quick (the blood and nerve supply).

  • Know how to recognize the “pre-quick” — so you can confidently trim your dog’s nails as short as possible without hurting your dog.

  • Master how to be successful with all kinds of dog nails — including black nails, thick nails, long nails, and puppy nails. And how to trim nails on all kinds of dogs, even anxious ones.

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
Sheryl Bower
Game changer

I just finished the nail trim course and I already feel more confident that I won’t hurt my dogs at their next nail trim. I have had dogs for 25 years and have always trimmed their nails myself. However I always stressed about it which made my dogs nervous….so I didn’t trim their nails as often as I should have. And of course I did horizontal cuts. I feel so much more confident about the process after completing this course. Dr Buzby was thorough and informative in the videos and the quizzes and written charts were helpful in solidifying the information in my head. So glad I took the time and expense to complete this course. I’m sure my dogs will appreciate it too!

Excellent course!

Excellent course. Well worth the investment in time and money. Great information for anyone that cares about dogs and wants to be more comfortable and careful trimming their nails.
I have 5 dogs and usually a couple foster dogs with me at all times so it really pays off to know how to trim nails. Saves a lot of money and time not having to go to the vet to have it done. Alot less stress on all involved.
Thank you, Dr. Buzby.

Donna Reynolds
Everything You Want and Need to Know About Nail Trimming

This is a comprehensive course that covers everything a dog owner wants and needs to know about nail trimming. Dr. Buzby talks you through the process every step of the way. The videos and written material are outstanding. Her knowledge is incredible. I appreciated her friendly, professional, and caring demeanor. When you complete this course, you will feel very confident and eager to put what you learned into practice to help your dog's health and overall well-being. Thank you Dr. Buzby for an enjoyable and interesting course!

Nn Nn
Wow, so much to learn!

I have been trimming my dog's nails for 8 years. I was quite pleased with my comfortability and skill in trimming Maggie's nails. The videos in the course clearly showed numerous times the best way to sculpture dog's nails and how to be successful. I am excited to try Dr. Buzby's technique.

Jean Jimenez
It’s a great course for clients.

This course is a great resource to help pet owners gain the confidence to trim their pets claws with no prior experience. As a Licensed Veterinary Technologist of 23 years it reaffirms that the technique that ive been using over the years is the proper way to trim.

Ruth Lacey
For Vets and Vet Techs and Groomers

This course is great for veterinarians (myself) and veterinary staff as well. I greatly dislike nail trims. Watching Dr. Buzby in this course is so endearing to see her love for nails and toes and how they make such an impact on a pet's quality of life. I might just like toenails again :) I am much more confident now in helping my patients have positive experiences with nail trims and keeping them in good shape!

Joyce Morel
Super interesting & Motivating

I can't wait to go and try out my newly learnt skills on my old girl! Up until now, I have been practicing the horizontal cut and trimming back with dog grinders that are smaller and more gentle than Dremel. She more easily accepts the nail grinding than cutting, but it may be that I was cutting wrong that she does not like. Now, I have no excuse and really enjoyed learning how to hold the paws and findng the best position and most of all - how to cut them correctly. Thank you for this course!

Great nail trimming course

the nail trimming course was easy to follow. The videos were clear and close up so I could really see the process of trimming

Mary Deal
Very helpful for the novice trimmer

As one who guillotined my late dog's black nails - cornstarch to the rescue! - I'm grateful to learn about the proper tools and techniques. for nail trims. I bought the nail clippers while I await my next dog. That's why I appreciate the ability to view the videos repeatedly. Certificate be hanged! I'd appreciate a video view from above so that I could see the angle of "attack" from the right side. That's my only recommendation for improvement.

Kathy Wallace
Great, informative class

I have on occasion caused a nail to bleed so unfortunately I put off nail trimming. This class gave me the information and confidence I need to make it part of our regular routine....and our dogs will thank us for it.