All of Lupin's friends became Animagi to help him during his transformation, as Animagi cannot be affected by werewolf bites.
However, what would've happened had Lupin himself had became an Animagus? During a full moon while in his animal form, would he have still transformed into a werewolf, or would he have stayed in in his animal form?
Lupin's werewolf transformations would have interfered with him becoming an Animagus.
Becoming an Animagi is a long process which requires things to be done on a daily basis, including nights of a full moon.
Talent in both Transfiguration and Potions is necessary to become an Animagus. No responsibility can be taken for any physical or mental problems resulting from following these instructions.
For the space of one entire month (from full moon to full moon), a single leaf from a Mandrake must be carried constantly in the mouth. The leaf must not be swallowed or taken out of the mouth at any point. If the leaf is removed from the mouth, the process must be started again.
Remove the leaf at the full moon and place it, steeped in your saliva, in a small crystal phial that receives the pure rays of the moon (if the night is cloudy, you will have to find a new Mandrake leaf and begin the whole process again). To the moon-struck crystal phial, add one of your own hairs, a silver teaspoon of dew collected from a place that neither sunlight nor human feet have touched for a full seven days, and the chrysalis of a Death’s-head Hawk Moth. Put this mixture in a quiet, dark place and do not look at it or otherwise disturb it until the next electrical storm.
While waiting for the storm, the following procedure should be followed at sunrise and sundown. The tip of the wand should be placed over the heart and the following incantation spoken: ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus.’
The wait for a storm may take weeks, months or even years. During this time, the crystal phial should remain completely undisturbed and ...
If Lupin had become an Animagus, he would still have transformed by the full moon. Recall that Hermione recites the book, saying that a werewolf has no control over his transformations, meaning that he must change no matter what. So he would change in his Animagus form, yes. Of course, he might only transform by losing the tail.
Werewolf will be rejected to become an Animagus, because becoming an Animagus must have undergone a long process to achieve, since in Harry Potter World, Werewolf would be forced to transform once a month during the full moon, it doesn't meet the requirements of transforming into a Animagus. By the way, Werewolf's animal form is only their wolf form during the full moon.