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  • Writer's pictureAdonis Maglis

Help your dog to enjoy grooming...

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Anyone who has ever attempted to #cutdognails, #brushoutmats and knots, #shavepads and #pluckears or #blowdryadog (especially if it’s not their own) would know that not all #pets enjoy #grooming. Especially, if they’re not used to be handled by strangers.


The best #groomers in the world would still come across challenging and/or at times aggressive behaviours, even in the best environment with all the right elements for a calm, safe, risk-free space.


Working one-on-one with some #dogs, especially dogs with special needs, #puppies, senior and geriatric dogs may help ease the stress and distractions.


Every #dog is unique and has individual needs and ways to be handled, even #dogs among the same #breed and sex and age group, would still react differently.


All #dogs, whether reactive or not, need to know that they’d be ok, particularly if they have had negative experiences in the past. These can create fear and stress. Owners of such #dogs can discuss medical or herbal interventions with their #Vet and train their #dog gradually to learn to cope better with stressful situations. Practical things like a walk before the #groom, calm voice and treating #grooming like a normal everyday experience, frequent #bookings to #grooming appointments, #brushing, #bathing, #drying at home in between #professional visits can assist in normalising the #grooming process.


Various strategies can be googled or you can ask a #dogtrainer, a #Vet or your #groomer about ways that may assist in improving the experience of #grooming for your dog.


In some cases, and if the #dog poses a risk to themselves and others, medication may need to be prescribed by a #vet in order to be able to have a #dog calm enough to get #groomed without injury and stress.


Our priority as #professionals is our #health and #safety and the health and #wellbeing of the #dog. Safety measures such as #muzzles, #harnesses, slings, certain ways of handling #dogs etc are for the dogs’ own good as they reduce agitation and help the #animal understand that everything would be ok and that they’re safe. Work with your #groomer to develop strategies to help your pet...🐕💕✨✂️



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