Trimming Nails for Companion Animals

The Detroit Zoo animal care team works with the animals to encourage specific behaviors to help them care for the animals. You can work with a companion animal to learn how to trim their own nails!


Celebrating and Saving Wildlife:

The Detroit Zoological Society works with the animals in our care on positive reinforcement training, which is an important aspect of animal welfare. When animals willingly cooperate with procedures such as blood draws, dental checks, nail trimming and others, more invasive techniques, such as using anesthesia, can be avoided.


 Take Action:

If you don’t have a companion animal of your own, introduce positive reinforcement training to family or friends who do.


Download: Nail Trim Training