Does your dog enjoy it?

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  1. Bailey+Ralph

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    Bailey absolutely hates anything to do with grooming, from bathing to being brushed.
    Luckily the brushing side of things i don't have to worry too much about with him being short-haired.
    Bathing him is a real task!
     
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    My terrier mix doesn't mind being brushed, but he bites if you are trying to clip his face/feet. We are trying to work with him on this. My lab likes being groomed. I use a curry brush to make her coat shiny and its probably like getting a full-body rub! :)
     
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    Jed loves being brushed. Nail clipping and bathing he hates. It's weird, if my husband helps me bathe him and clip his nails, Jed gets really agitated. If I do these things by myself, he's more calm.
     
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    Stefan no longer puts up with it for a long time, but luckily we can do 20 minutes a day. Mochi is terribly matted I'm working on him for an 30 minute stretches and he's not loving it but puts up with it. Unfortunately I want to shave him bald but I'm worried he'll fight an inexperienced groomer (me). So scissors and brush.
     
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    Riot will stand it for a little while then get antsy and then fidgety and then eventually try and purposly fall off the bed to get away from it lmao

    But.. when hes groomed.. hes also getting groomed profusely for shows.

    lol line grooming is his enemy! lol

    hes a pretty good boy for being 11 months old(omg.. hes getting old lmao) and withstanding hours of grooming! :) I do try and break it up im time slots though.. in maybe 30min i'll do his neck(hardest part to groom.. its SOO thick) then a break.. let him go run around.. then 30min doing his one side of his shoulder and some of his back.. then break then 30min doing one side of his butt and leg and fluffies(at his butt).. then a break and then we continue onto the other side..

    It takes FOREVER to fully groom him lol
    I can't wait until hes older and understands that grooming is essential to not look like a fuzzy ball of sticks(he gets them stuff in his fur sometimes when hes running around lol)
     
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    I see from your pictures that Tucker is a little cocker. Start getting him groomed NOW! It is wonderful that you are taking your time to find a groomer that has a rapport with both you and Tucker, and not to sound mean, but you should have considered the cost of getting him groomed EVERY 6-8 weeks before you got a high maintaince breed like a cocker. Its wonderful that you are brushing him, esp if you plan to keep him in full coat. Not brushing him can lead to mats, which makes grooming painful. Even if he is not fuzzy yet, at least get him to the groomers to get him used to the sound of the force dryer and the clippers, as well as just being in the groom shop. If cost is an issue, consider grooming him at home. Be sure to buy high quality grooming supplies, not the $20 clippers from Wal-Mart. With home grooming you will have to plunk down a lot of money at once, but in the long run you save.
     
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    My dogs all run and hide when they see the big scary metal grooming box come out :)
     
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    Roxy hates it, because I spritz them a lot, she takes off after and rolls around on the couches and her bed! Doesn't mind getting a bath.

    Hades could care less. If it involves mom and Hades he's in!!! He hates the blowdryer, absolutely terrified of it, but he still sticks around! LOL, hes just a mamma's boy! LOL
     
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    Bailey hates everything to do with Grooming......The bath, the brush EVERYTHING!

    Good job he is a shorthaired and doesn't require too much Grooming :D
     
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    Toby gives me the, "Why me?" look. He's okay with just a brushing.... but when its bath time or nail clipping time, I get "the" look.
     
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    tobylittledude, your Toby is ADORABLE! What a cutie!
     
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    I wouldn't say as though they enjoy it. They tolerate it, but no, its not one there favourite things to do...I think they find it rather boring.
     
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    Actually my dog poe enjoys it. i just show him the brush, and he runs up to me. He loves it.
     
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    My dog Marston loves it when I brush him. He has however had an extreme reaction to going to the groomers this last time. That is what brought me to this forum.
     
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    Lucas is very tolerant of me brushing and other grooming things, but he definetly doesn't enjoy it. I'm sure he'd rather be doing something like taking a walk or playing.
     
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    My dog has gone into a complete personality change. He won't play or do anything he hides in the bathroom. This is so unlike him as he is ussually right with me all the time. Has anyone else had a bad reaction to going to the groomers?
     
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    Happy tails dog grooming, just a question how many Siberian Huskies do you groom and can you honestly say they like it:D
    In my experience it depends on the owner of the dog and if they take care to groom the dog at home. There are many dogs that are groomed by caring professional people that still do not enjoy being groomed.

    Also dogs are not thinking "spa" day like people are:) That is putting human emotion into a dog. There are many breeds due to genetics that are predisposed to not care for water as getting wet in cold northern climates meant certain death.

    To say all dogs enjoy grooming because the groomer is nice is false.;) To say all dogs should enjoy just because the groomer is sweet is not correct.

    In that case are you saying the few people on this forum who have problems grooming their own dogs are abusive?
     
  18. Poppy

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    Sometimes dogs do not enjoy going to the groomers if it's a busy athmosphere. There is lots of noise, high velocity dryers which most dogs have not been accostomed to at home. Being with strangers no matter how nice they can be will be tramatic for some dogs. Some dogs thrive on all the action, some don't.:)
     

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