Loki hates having his nails done. We originally bought a standard dog nail clipper, but Loki didn't want anything to do with it. We went a couple months without doing his nails at all. Then we just had the breeder do them last month when we boarded him there.
Under our breeder's recommendation, we got a Dremel. We bought a cordless one from Amazon.
Yesterday, we successfully did his two back paws. The whole thing was a big ordeal. I held Loki in my arms, while Yun did Loki's back paws. Loki put up a little bit of a fuss, but then during the grinding of his nails, he looked away and over my shoulder. He's a funny little furball.
Afterwards Loki got real smoked turkey. What a special treat! We decided to freeze the rest of the turkey meat and use it next time when we do his front paws. He put up more resistance for his front paws than his back, so we decided to do the front paws later.
Overall, I was pretty pleased with the end result. His back paws were done and no one got scratched, bitten, or otherwise injured.
The only con is that I found the Dremel not very user friendly. It took awhile to figure out how to change the little attachment pieces. (What do you call them? bits?) And the battery doesn't last long, but I don't really mind.