Dogs are often calmer when a vet or groomer clips their nails.

Clip Nails when the dog is tired and right before bed. You will get less resistance!
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Clip the nail in small sections using the nail clippers. Avoid hitting the quick, or living part of the dog's nail with blood vessels running through it. When you cut the quick, it bleeds and may hurt. Some dogs have clear nails, while other dogs have darker nails. With clear nails, it's easier to see the quick; with darker nails, you can’t see the quick. The color of your dog's nails is determined by the color of the fur surrounding the nails. For example, if your bulldog has darker-colored fur on its foot, the nail are dark; lighter-colored feet have clear or lighter nails. Clipping the nail in small sections helps you avoid the quick.
* When clipping your dogs nails, if you see the black spot inside the nail, clip no further.
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Not all dogs need their nails trimmed, either. Many will naturally wear the nails down, or the dried ends of the nails will simply flake away without you even knowing. But some breeds, notoriously Bassets and Dachshunds, may need our help in keeping the toe nails reasonably short. Depending on the breed and size of your dog, you'll need to clip its nails anywhere from once per week to once per month. When clipping dog nails, to remove blood stains from dog hair, dab with Hydrogen Peroxide.
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Many dogs dread getting their nails clipped about as much as some humans detest dentist appointments. Despite the intense anxiety these grooming sessions might cause your poor pooch, the task simply has to be done. Neglect of a dog's nails can bring upon a lot of unnecessary distress.If your dog's anxiety makes you constantly put off cutting his nails, think again. Excessively lengthy nails not only can split, bleed and induce infection, they can also negatively affect your pet's walking style and can even occasionally trigger skeletal issues. Canine nail clipping isn't just a matter of looking tidy; it's an important health and safety issue.If you are going to be clipping dog nails, you should know a little about a dog's nail. Each nail has a vein running through it which can be seen if your dog’s nails are white. This vein appears as a pink line that runs part way up the nail.

If the nails are black, you will not be able to see it or know where it ends. The vein is called the quick and if it is cut, it will bleed and hurt the dog. Dogs that have had numerous experiences with their nail quick clipped become very resistant to allowing someone to clip their nails. Keep this in mind when clipping dog nails so that each experience is positive for your dog.
With the dog's ankle cradled in your palm and pads facing up as described above, use your fingers to spread his toes and push the nail you want to clip upward into view. For these first few sessions — this is important — just nip the very tip of the nail with the clipper so that there's no way you're going to cut too far and hurt him. It means that you're going to have to live with longer nails for awhile, but it's critical for the dog to learn that nailcutting might be uncomfortable but it doesn't hurt. After you've nipped the first nail, praise him and give a treat (but don't let go of his foot!) and move on to the next toe. Training your dog to enjoy grooming in general is the first step towards comfortable nail clipping. There is not anything harder than clipping dog nails when the dog is wiggling and uncooperative. This training starts at puppy hood where you hold the dog and get him used to having you handle his paws.

It’s so much easier if the dog will lie on the table, sit, or lay on his side. Give him lots of praise when he is cooperative. Sometimes it helps if you have another person hold the dog for you, however it may not be necessary if the dog is cooperative.

AND, here's another hint I have learned about clipping dog nails: Do it when the dog is tired and right before bed. You will get less resistance!
Another vital thing is to never go too far in the clipping. You want to clip off only the dead tips, not the quick or the living portions of the nails. If you clip off the quick, your dog will undoubtedly feel it. If your dog's nails are pale, the quick will be easy to discern, with a pinkish tone. If his are dark, you might not be able to make out the quick. If that's the case, play it safe and clip off only tiny pieces each time. If you're not comfortable doing this, a veterinarian may be the one for the job.