ScratchPad for Dogs

Original ScratchPad for Dogs® Dog Nail File

$42.46 $49.95

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This is the Original ScratchPad for Dogs® nail file - a stress-free, fun nail filing solution for your dog. Our product is proven effective and durable; just let our thousands of satisfied customers speak for themselves!

We are the only company to provide a training guide with every purchase, YouTube videos you can watch, and also offer FREE lifetime email training support for our customers. If you need help training your dog, we have trainers on staff who have tons of experience training dogs to use a ScratchPad and will be glad to help you via email!

We are the ONLY scratch board product on the market that is Fear Free® endorsed.  More about Fear Free® here

Is your dog nervous about nail clipping, trimming, or grinding? Take the fear out of nail care by teaching them to do it themselves. Using a ScratchPad scratch board, your dog creates a positive association with nail maintenance and is able to choose to proceed at their own pace. Your dog can trim front AND hind nails on a ScratchPad!

ScratchPad for Dogs® is a handmade product, made in the USA.

For our current production times, please see the shipping information linked at the top of this page. 

You'll love our helpful training guide, which outlines a simple step-by-step training process to teach your dog to use his ScratchPad for his front AND back feet. 

You can choose to purchase just a ScratchPad, or you can purchase a ScratchPad with a Refill Pack. Purchasing both together gives you free shipping (they will ship together) as well as offering a discount on the normal Refill Only prices.

Meet our spokesdog, Ripley, here

Our ScratchPads are 10" x 24" - big enough for large dogs, and still suitable for smaller breeds. For small dogs, we recommend turning the board on its side.

The sanding surface is an upgraded, professional quality for extreme durability.

These scratch boards can be made with medium or coarse grit paper, or a combination of both grits. Medium grit is a great, all-purpose texture, but you can use coarse if your dog has large or extra hard nails - just make sure to initially keep your sessions short to keep your dog from accidentally quicking his nails.

A double-sided combination ScratchPad will have medium grit on one side and coarse grit on the other. 

With normal use as directed for one to two dogs, your scratching surface should last at least 6-9 months. We are confident our quality is superior and offer a guarantee*. If you find that your sandpaper has worn down to where it needs to be replaced in less than 6 months, please contact us for a complimentary refill pack.

In the meantime, see our FAQ page for our advice to prolong the life of your ScratchPad's abrasive surface. 

Please contact us if you have any questions and we can help guide you to find the best solution for your dog.

Wooden stool shown in pictures not included. 

We do offer FREE priority shipping within the United States. Expedited delivery is available for an additional fee; please contact us if you need your package to arrive faster than 3-5 business days after it leaves the store.

Check out our FAQ page if you need any additional help.

A portion of profits from all sales are donated to several different rescues and 501(c)3 charitable organizations throughout the year, though those rescues may vary from month to month. Products that are returned are donated to rescues for use with their dogs in foster care at no cost to the rescue. 

*See the FAQ section for details of our abrasive surface guarantee.

Customer Reviews

Based on 164 reviews
Soriya Nelson
As easy as it looks

I followed the instructions given for training the dog to use the scratch pad. It takes time and I thought maybe twice as long. Within the week we went from on the floor to having the scratch pad on the wall and holding the treat above the pad. It is working to trim the dogs nails just fine.

Anne Lang
Fantastic Product!

I started training my 9-month old on the Scratchpad using the instructions and a YouTube video and after 4 days, she is scratching on command! I’m so looking forward to her filing down her own front nails on the nicely designed, sturdy board! The customer service was great too, so I’ll be a repeat customer, for sure!

Sarah Raines
Great Product & Even Better Customer Service

We purchased a scratchpad kit for our Hyenas (GSDs) that hate sitting still for their nails to be clipped! It takes a little bit of training but the company includes easy to follow instructions that work! The pads absolutely work! Our original order arrived a little bent & cracked. I reached out to customer service and they had a new set to us so quickly. That was so appreciated, highly recommend their product & their company!

Katie L.
Big fan!

This works fantastically and is easy to use. Love that it comes with a training guide. My dog’s nails look the best they ever have and even better he willingly participates in this activity. Highly recommend.

Joyce H.
Works fabulous!

My terrier mix loves this scratch pad!