We groom our dogs on a grooming table. I can't take credit for their good behavior as far as tolerating grooming. The breeder started that with them. I think it helps having them on a table. You can reach them better and they seem to be more submissive. Maybe that's why the Vet always lifts them on her table :blink: :blink: Seriously, that might help and if maybe your Husband can pet them and try to soothe them while you do the dirty work, they'll associate nail clipping with affection and end with a big praise and a treat! Maybe that way the whole experience will take on a positive feeling for them. Also, I always play with my dogs toes, tail, touch their mouths, ears, everything almost daily. This way they're kind of immuned to almost any touch. Good Luck!