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I am lucky, all my dogs are great when it comes to grooming. They all got a great start with their breeders. Apolo was my first, and I made all the mistakes on him, it took me a long time to get him to be calm. Just lots of repetition, and patience. I play music, and try to be very gentle. Lacey and Blaze were a dream to groom, even as young puppies. I enjoy grooming, it is a calming thing for me. I often use the time to give them a massage, or just some gentle touch. I sometimes use a wood pin brush, much gentler than a wire one. I make my dogs lay on their side to be groomed, and turn them over to do the other side. They frequently have their eyes closed. None of them really love the dryer though, but they don't fight me. Same with nail clipping and filing. Good luck, stay calm, and do short sessions that end well.
Kathy Coder....Owned by
Moonrise Desert Apolo RN OA OAJ
Mariposa Chantilly Lace RN
Belamour Blaze Of Glory