Depends on the nails. The more you clip them the shorter they will stay. If you let them go a while, the quick will grow and you won't be able to cut them too short. I have Maddie's dremeled every month so her nails are always nice and trimmed. If you have a puppy, the next time you have a vet's appointment, ask them to show you how to trim the nails and you can go from there.HITECHBOXER\";p=\"4721 said:how soon, or at what age should you do the first clipping?