Cava is the same, she's very curious and at first she kept trying to check it out. Every time I bring it out, I just let her, before I turn it on. I taught her to lay on her side on cue so if she leans over to sniff, I have time to pull it out of the way.I’m trying the Dremel with this pup after years of clippers. He’s very good about being handled but I’m not so worried about getting the quick so it’s been very positive so far. He’s just very curious and keeps trying to stick his nose at it!
Have you tried desensitizing him to the sound? It can take some time and patience, but it's worth it IMO. You could have it turned on at a distance at first while handling his feet and giving him treats, then gradually move it closer. Before I ever use it, I sit on the floor with the dog and I have the Dremel turned on and resting in the crook of my leg - they can see it and hear it but it's just sitting there.Mine does not tolerate the Dremel. He does not like the loud sound so we use clippers