Millers Forge is considered top of the line in the pet clipper market. These professional and high quality products are often used by veterinarians and groomers because of their ease of use and sound construction. Though Millers Forge offers many types of clippers, the plier-type is the easiest to use and is especially appropriate for medium to large breeds. Because these clippers are complete with a safety guard, it's much more difficult to cut too short and hit your pup's delicate quick.
This all inclusive and easy to use clipper from Bamboo comes with the clipper, equipped with soft grip and an easy to use scissor grip, but it's the extras that make this one top the charts. Conveniently located in the handle you'll find styptic powder dispenser to quickly and effectively stop bleeds should you clip your dog's quick. These clippers also come with a nail file to ensure that your pets nails look as good as they feel.
The standard and affordable GripSoft clipper from JW boasts soft and easy to grip handles, quality, heavy-duty metal and a built in nail guard. This no frills option is optimal for experienced nail trimmers as it'll make the job easy and quick. JW makes many quality grooming products and is a trusted brand with groomers, so when you simply need a high-quality clipper, the GripSoft is a great option.
When you've got a more petite pup, then a guillotine style nail trimmer is generally the best choice. This style of trimmer requires the cut to be made from the underside of the nail. These are not for the novice as it's easier to hit the quick without proper placement, but if used properly, it'll give the cleanest cut. Resco has perfected the guillotine trimmer and their Vista line boasts ergonomic grips, colorful powder coating and a wide variety of sizes.
When you or your dog simply cannot handle the typical nail trimming methods there is a fool proof method that makes missing the mark virtually impossible. Oster's Nail Grinder is basically a nail file on steroids. This high powered option, though it makes it hard to go to short, is loud, so it's not appropriate for a nervous dog. But the high speed grinder will allow you to get your dog's nails shorter than you've ever accomplished before, especially due to the automatic cauterize functionality.