We use to clip but now we use the Dremel, we put a little bit of peanut butter on a wooden spoon, and one of use holds them and gives them there treat while the other one uses the dremel on the nails. They like the dremel so much better, less stress, safer, less chance to get the quick. I have recently started brushing there teeth using a alittle bit of peanut also. They love the peanut butter so much they don't mind me brushing there teeth. It works.