Binti used to hate it, now she lies against me and we do "paw"dicures at the ratio of one paw completed, one high value treat. She is focused on getting the treat, plus she knows now that the grinder won't hurt her-I don't let it grind very much without a break for the nail to cool off from the friction. So 4 paws, 4 trats, plus and "we're all finished-Good girl" treat!!!
@nancyss - There is always one in every crowd.....right now my Franie hates having her nails done... it is a chore to catch her (how she knows I am going to do nails is beyond me, but she does, same with teeth brushing).... but once settled in my lap she puts up with it.... my C-Me will willing come to have hers done!
Lick pad smeared with banana helps a lot. Distracted long enough to get used to it. Got all four paws clipped. Wife helps hold the lick pad vertically (stuck to a plate) as he lays on side. First had to train with high value treats to lay on side. Eventually won't need the pad.
@sanjibasenji Such contortions ! I sit with the dog sitting on my lap, firmly tucked under one arm, and snip or dremel away. The banana (or whatever 'special' come when all the dogs are done.
Wish that was possible with a 15 week old...