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P.S. - We ordered a pill popper on Tuesday evening but it will not be here until Friday.
My favorite way to give pills is cheese. I buy a little pack of 8 American cheese slices, tear off a corner of the slice and wrap it around the pill and squeeze it so it kind of molds itself into a little cheese ball. Probably better to do one pill per cheese ball. May work to give a couple of cheese balls with no pill in the center, then give the cheese balls with pills.
You might also try wafered ham from the lunch meat section, like Budig. Not a lot, you don't want her getting an upset stomach, but just enough to hide the pill.
If you are having one person hold the dog and the other person open the mouth, I would think the dog is less likely to strain herself if she is held in the air (support her back) where she can't try to push off of anything, rather than sitting on the floor or kitchen counter. Hopefully you won't strain her back. I'd be more worried if it was a neck problem.
If she continues to resist, you might ask the vet about Valium (diazepam). It really helps when a dog is high strung.