I once saw a basenji clicker trained to scratch at the proper grade sand paper that was glued to a board. The basenji even curled his paw so the pads were not injured. This kept the nails perfectly trimmed. Perhaps the scratching/digging behavior could be re-directed into the more productive behavior and nail clipping would never be an issue!
Does anyone have a link to that Basenji Canine Freestyle Video?
Y'know, the one where a B does all those tricky dance moves? The only link I can find ("Dog Reflection") seems blank & doesn't work for me…
P.S. Any truth to the rumour that the dog in the video is really a border collie wearing a basenji costume, lol?
I suspect you may be thinking of "Anubis, the Barkless Dog", who has some great videos out there, but I also found this…
here you go..