Trimming your dog's nails can seem intimidating. Most people are scared to cut them too short or scared that they will hurt their dog. As Dr. Zimmerman describes in this video, clipping your dog's nails is actually much easier than it seems.
Hopefully you have a mild mannered dog that won't mind if you cut their nails, but not all dogs are that way. If your dog is a wiggler or if they seem very unsure, you should ask someone to help you.
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Clipping the quick of the nail is a common mistake, but as you can see, it's not the worst thing in the world. However, if you follow the tips in this video you'll know where the quick of the nail is located and you can be sure to stay away from it.