Sometimes you've just got to giter'done. Pixel has FINALLY gotten better about her nails (THANK YOU Dremel!!!) But for YEARS when I was still clipping, it didn't matter how much time I took, how many treats of what value I tried (she wouldn't take them) in the end, to keep Pixel's nails in shape, it ALWAYS came down to Dave pinning her after I swaddled her in a towel, and I pulled out one foot at a time and did her nails. I was SOOOO careful not to quick her. That little minx would bounce out of the towel at the end with her tail wagging. I truly do NOT think she was all the scared. She just HATED it! But nails are not optional. And I am a REAL believer in SHORT nails, so nails get done pretty frequently here.Mia is great for all aspects of grooming EXCEPT tick removal! She becomes a Mexican jumping bean! Not sure how to train that out of her!
Thank HEAVENS, she is MUCH better about the Dremel, and I can do her myself, just in a grooming loop. You'd think that the sound and vibration might be "scarier", but nope! He still has to hold her down for dew claws, but they don't touch the ground, so there is more leeway there. They do not affect gait or soundness.
Neither Panda or Kodi (who over all is a HUGE baby about anything that MIGHT hurt) even need a grooming loop for nails with the Dremel.