I have had the absolute worst time clipping Cooper's nails. The first time when he was so sick, I clipped them with no problem just sitting out in the grass. So, I thought he was going to be fine with it. The next time I went to cut his nails, he wasn't having any of it. So, I tried it with my Dremel tool to see if he would be calmer about that. Nope. Next attempt was with just an emory board. Uh uh. So, to actually get them done, my wife had to basically restrain him while I clipped his nails. After that, I would clip one or two a day because that was all I could get away with. Well, I learned a trick from a coworker. She asked if I tried placing him on a table. I cleared off my garage work bench and set him up there then went to town with the Dremel. The back legs were a piece of cake! The front legs were a tad different. He tried biting the dremel several times, but once he made contact, he decided against trying that again. Still bit at it, but kept his distance. Anyway, being up on the table is supposed to take most of their concentration and it really seemed to help. Still should be a two person job, though.