You guys, my dog has freaking talons. Clipping his nails is always such a battle. I can maybe clip two interior nails over 20 minutes of struggle, with another 20 minutes of battle to try to get another one, before I accept defeat. He just gets soo stressed. He has clear nails, mostly and I don't get anywhere close to the nerve. I've had the vet do it a couple times and it took two of them and a harness to get it done.
Are there tricks? I know people do it by themselves. I think they might be getting to the point of being uncomfortable for him, but he won't let me cut them. It's gotten to the point where if I pick up the clippers, he stands on my lap and tries to distract me.