That's a great idea, actually. It'll definitely help me feel better about the situation.
Little bugger (Snorf) bit my chin the other night at work when the tech and I were trying to trim his nails. He was chaotic. He definitely wasn't trained or properly socialized, so he's going to be a handful. I'm hoping this will work out, otherwise, I'll be putting Gim first and finding a better home for him. :/
Oh I'm sorry that happened
Unfortunately a lot of dogs are not habituated to getting their nails trimmed.
Maybe using a nail file will work better than a nail trimmer? They put less pressure on the nail so it's not as uncomfortable. You could also start getting him used to you messing with his paws (reward after messing with his paws, do it while he's sleeping, etc.).
Also keep in mind that you have not had him long so he might take a while to trust you. I couldn't trim my dog's nails for the first two months because he did not trust me 100% I can do them now no problem, but before it used to be a real struggle.