We're just sticking with old fashioned nail clippers, and it's working! Mom used to not be able to touch my feet without me writhing, mouthing and generally freaking out. Using counter conditioning (see more on that under my training page "Training the "Untrainable": Our Life of Positive Reinforcement"), Mom taught me that the clippers aren't scary, won't hurt me and clippers = treats! Now I don't fuss at all when my nails get clipped; I just sit there without squirming or being restrained.
My nails grow ridiculously fast, and since they were very long when Mom was unable to cut them, the quicks were very long. Mom's been cutting them 1-2x a week for a few months, and now they're down to a good length. Mom's still working them shorter, but they're looking much, much better!
Before (DM: I feel absolutely terrible at how long they got!):
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Pretty good! Do you guys tolerate nail trimming?
Kisses and Tail Wags,