Porter think I am trying to amputate his legs when I pull out the nail clipper. He gets so afraid and trys to hide under the bed and I have trying multiple methods of triming his nails. What worked for us is the bastard files, you can get them at the homedepot or any hardware store. They are abuut $4 a piece, pretty cheap. Its like a giant naile file for Porter's giant black nails. hahaha I just turn him over on his back and rub his tummy and give him treats and he'll let me file his nails. It took a while but he doesn't seem to mind nearly as much and if I do it right after a nice long walk and dinner, it can actually put him to sleep.