I have always used a Dremel with a large sander. You have to be careful not to leave it in one place for too long because it can get hot. It takes practice. But I have had disasters with clippers over the years and think the Dremel is safer. One dog bled all over the floor and baseboards, running after I clipped too short. Mabel lies on her back and relaxes for her mani pedi. I have never had a dog do that before!