Great idea Sue.
The only thing I'd say is ditch the clippers and get an Andis Nail Grinder.
If the nails are real long keep the grinding sessions short and work the nails down during several short sessions.
My dogs quickly desensitized to it and will even doze off while I'm grinding their nails.
I know some folks prefer dremels (which I have had in the past) but I like the slim design of my Andis better.
It's got two speeds so it works on Smitty and Ilda's tough nails and slow speed for Autumn's softer smaller nails.
Plus my eyes aren't as good as they used to be so clipping was becoming a very scary chore, I hate , hate, hate hitting the quicks.
So I ditched the nail clippers and I'm not looking back!