Deciding with your vet whether or not Sampson or Nugget needs regular claw trims is simple. Getting your canine pal to offer a paw is another thing entirely. If you’re determined to avoid the cost of regular visits to the groomers, you’ll need a good pair of nail clippers or a nail grinder, along with plenty of comforting words for pacifying your pooch. With patience, skill, and the right tools, get the job done in the comfort of your own home with a minimum of harrowing howls. These four excellent options will help you master your technique—and earn a treat for both of you.