Well, Falkor was going through such hysterics about getting his nails done, none of the tricks I collected seemed to make a difference. It didn't help that the very first two times I tried to do his nails I stupidly managed to quick him (insert "shooting oneself in the head with a hand gun smiley" here).
So many people swear by the dremel, I figured with two dogs to give manicures to, it would be worth my while, so I got one.
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>OH MY GOSH!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! </span>
If there was such a thing as a dog-nail clipping/filing religious experience, I just had one!!! It was like Falkor LIKED
having his nails done!!!
Now Keeta was a lot of work to getting her used to having her nails done, not being used to handling when I first got her, but with time and patience, I did get her to accept nail clipping without any fuss. Keeta didn't like the dremel as much, but by now she knows better than to struggle or give me a hard time. The problem with Keeta is that it has always been very hard to not quick her. Her nails are "hard to read" for lack of a better term. All she does when I quick her is give me a dirty look, so nothing too traumatic, but it still bothers me if it happens. Plus, it bleeds forever. No issues with bleeding nails with the dremel! I'm calmer knowing that I won't be causing her any inadvertent pain, and it is fast! All nails done in record time!
The dremel: Worth Every Penny!!! Four month old drama queen puppy submits calmly!!! Watches operation with curiosity and interest! No traumatic fights, no extra vet expenses, plus, you don't have the negative association of the vet with getting held down and having nails clipped!
Yeah for whichever genius thought about this, and Yeah for all of you kind, experienced and helpful people that have shared their experiences and recomendations!
HURRAY and THANKS~!!!!