Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Lansing, MI
It depends on the situation. There's many different factors that come into play which have already been mentioned.
For example, my dog had mild fear based aggression when it came to nail trims. She was never pushed to the point where she broke skin because I recognized what was happening and after the initial nail trim, I implemented weekly counter conditioning sessions. The dog now enjoys having her nails trimmed and if our other dog is having his done, she will claw at me (the person with the clippers) for "her turn".
Ben vom Bauerhaus WDS, CA, CGC (GSD) 12.10.2006 - ???
Little Ms Mayhem CGC (ASTCD mix) 6.10.2011 - ???
Luna FDCH-G (BC) 9.2.2011 - ???