Amber is a 2.5 yr old extra large dog. Ever since I got her she has had an extreme phobia of having her nails clipped. So much so that she had to be sedated by the vet. Well I hated myself for putting her through that. So I started working even harder to desensitize her. Now I could handle her feet from day 1. I could/can touch her anywhere, but she would freak out if she even saw the clippers. 3 months later and I finally was able to clip one nail. I figure it will be a couple of weeks before I get another one done. But slow and steady is winning the race. She will now touch the clippers with her nose and allow me to touch her nails with them. Huge progress and she was so happy with all the praise and treats she got. I made sure hubby was nearby so he could praise her too.