While cutting dogs nails may seem like a very daunting task, these dog nail clippers make the job so much easier. They are sharp, so it's a quick snip and it's done. The nail file is an excellent addition, file down the sides so there is nothing sharp. This is definitely something great for the new pet owner, as well as the pack owner. The only thing I would change is a guard, that usually sits in between the blades, to help guide you not to clip the quick.