We do not amputate anything on our dogs - it's 'cosmetic' and traumatizing.
We do not have the dewclaws of our puppies removed. We have never had an issue with dewclaws getting snagged during our lifetime of dozens of dogs over the past almost 40 years. Could a dewclaw snag still happen? YES! But, we'd rather not risk our puppies mobility and emotional stability for a procedure that if you really want done, you can have done while they are fully under anesthesia and being spayed/neutered.
We also tried doing microchipping on our puppies, but once we saw how enormously thick the needles were, we decided if you want it done, it's a procedure that you can ask your vet to do during spay/neuter while they are under anesthesia. We are pro-microchipping - we are just too wussy to do it to our little puppies. We are not vets - so please consult your vet on any procedures and medications.