I've NEVER had any previous issues with mine. Maddie is more than happy to sit in your lap if possible and wouldn't probably care if you were cutting her toe off as long as you were loving on her,
I don't know what happened. He's always been very relaxed and at ease about his trimmings. Last time he acted like a total nut job!!!! Everytime I'd touch his feet he'd go to pulling and acting like I was going to hurt him. Which I'd never had! So I checked his pads and his legs to make sure nothing was wrong and he was just adamint that I wasn't going to trim his toe nails. I waited a bit then tried it again, this time I was going to get it done and he'd just have to deal.. Well low and behold if I didn't cut the quick..
I felt horrible and he acted like I killed him. Finally I got him coersed into sticking his foot in a bowl of flour (which worked to stop the bleeding) but he was off like lightning the minute he had the chance. Now, it's hell he's crying before I even get started
.. I feel your pain. Dremmel is a no go for us as well. I had my daughter give him some hot dog today while I got the front feet done, it seemed to help distract him from what was going on.