These instructions are very good to show you how to trim your dog's nails...It is important to keep them trimmed. Guillotine type clippers range from $6 -$20 and do the trick! Be sure to have a styptic stick or dust handy in case you cut too close (In time you will get the hang of how close to clip)
Homemade DOG SCRUB flea treatment shampoo - made with just salt & blue Dawn dish soap. We used this just last night, after taking our pets on a camping trip which resulted in a lot of fleas hitchhiking home on their furry little bodies ^._.^ worked great!
Trim your own dog's nails! Need not be scared with these easy tips. It may take a while to get the animals used to feet touching, but think of it like petting (and this should be done with all body parts from birth/adoption to make pets used to being examined w/o discomfort). Must read!