Methods of nail care for dogs includes trimming, massaging and grinding to keep dogs' nails from snagging and clicking on floor surfaces, notes ASPCA.org. Leisurely dogs require weekly nail care, while more active dogs only need nail care every other week as their activity keeps naturally shortens their nails.
Trimming and grinding are the most effective method of dog nail care, states ASPCA.org. Both are accomplished with basic nail care tools: scissors, nail grinders and guillotine clippers.
Dogs with sensitive feet might need massages leading up to nail care sessions, notes ASPCA.org. These massages help the dog ease into nail care, and prevent potential injury.