Posted on: January 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm
Last updated: October 14, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Every dog owner or pet groomer’s most dreaded task is when it’s time to cut their nails. Oftentimes, it scares dogs, so they struggle, squirm, sprint off to a hiding spot, and even snarl. Can you think of anything harder than trying to cut the nails of an unwilling dog? (Don’t worry, we’ll wait.) It’s not up for debate! At least, it wasn’t until now…


No matter how annoying it is or how little your dog wants it, as responsible pet owners, we need to cut their nails. It’s a perfect example of short-term pain for long-term gain in the form of clean, infection-free nails!

Okay, that sounds great, but I’m no better off than before! My dog still despises the dreaded nail clippers. Although we can’t take credit for it, you can thank 18-year-old Kendal Peifer’s dad, Patrick, for the most brilliant nail-clipping hack in the world. Check it out below!


How One Dad Changed the Lives of Pet Owners Around the World

If anyone can empathize with your nail-clipping struggle, it’s the Peifer family. Every single time they would go to trim his nails, little Oliver would not stay still. Would it be easier to place the problem in someone else’s hands? Sure, but some groomers are so expensive.

Truth: Everyone has the perfect pet until it they need their nails cut.

So, like any good dad, Patrick Peifer remedied the situation – and it is genius. He created a doggy harness for Oliver using, wait for it, a purse. He bought a generic leather bag from a store, cut four holes in it, placed Oliver comfortably inside, and hung it from a pull-up bar!


This allowed him to clip Oliver’s nails with zero struggle. So much so that his daughter Kendal shared the brilliant invention on Twitter. Later, in an interview with Buzzfeed, she said:

“A lot of people are saying how genius the idea was. I didn’t think it would get so popular. It worked surprisingly well!”

Dog Owners Had Nothing but Praise for Patrick Peifer’s Ingenious Idea

We agree 100% and hope this little homemade hack helps pet owners everywhere! Who knows, we may even see Oliver and the Peifer family Shark Tank.

Esposito, B. (n.d.). This Girl’s Dad Had The Funniest Solution To Their Dog Not Wanting Its Nails Clipped. Retrieved February 28, 2018, from

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