How to clip your dog's nails
If your unsure about trimming your dog's nails, have a veterinarian or dog groomer show you how to trim nails first, or otherwise, did you know that there are some Vet clinics who offer to trim your dog's nails for free. Give your local vet a call and ask. This is especially ideal if your dog does not like having their nail trimmed then it is best to have a professional do it for you.
Below is a diagram of how to trim nails and maintain the nails.