Just wanted to let ya'll know that thanks to the great links provided above, Pete is now allowing me to trim his nails!!!! Not all at once. . . and not the back ones :naughty: not yet anyway, but we're working on it.
It has been a slow process but patience does pay off in this area!!
I borrowed a drimmel from a friend and started to work on that too, but he seemed even more freaked out by that contraption anywhere near him, so we're sticking with the clippers.
Thanks so much for the help. I was getting worried that I would have to get 4 guys to hold him down while I clipped his damn nails.
In the process I have found a near by public tennis court where I have been letting him run to wear down his nails. Our neighborhood is so rife with off leash dogs that we have had to curtail our daily walks, which had previously kept his nails short. Ahhh. . . I just love irresponsible dog owners!!!
Thanks again for the advice!