I enjoy grooming my dogs very routinely. They look forward to the nightly routine....that is until I try to brush their slippers. They both tend to not like to have their slippers groomed. I have used pin brushes and Mason brushes and it still is a " no go " for both of them. They prefer not to have their slippers brushed at all and will pull back their paws. Any helpful grooming tips ?

I just started positive rewards with treats but it still is an issue. Nail clipping for the younger dog is a challenge still and I do this slowly and with great care. Nail clipping with the older dog has always been uneventful. This also is not a preferred activity for him.