also, another recommendation would be to get your dog used to
nightly massage times, where you relax the dog , give them a simple little massage behind the ears and neck. after they are
relaxed, massage their feet a little. get the dog used to you
touching them, and they will soon learn it's a good thing to get
massages and in time a manicure too!!! if possible, lay the dog
on a high surface(kitchen table) have someone hold a treat in a
tight fist by the dogs nose, to distract the dog, while you clip away.