I have two dogs, large and medium. Both adjusted easily to using this, and I can use it more often than I had been with regular clipping. This means my dogs nails are trimmed properly more often which I am sure is more comfortable and healthier for them all around. I have not owned this long so I do not know how well it will hold up over time. For the price, ease of use, and build quality so far...I do believe it was a worthy investment. If I can squeeze 1-2 years out of a unit I will be a steady customer to this.