My pup hates being held, picked-up, being groomed!

I've had my 6 mos. old Yorkie-Poo since he was 6 wks. old. All along, he's freaked out over being picked-up, held, groomed, restrained. He fights, growls, struggles, tries to escape, yelps, etc. Basically acts like I'm trying to kill him & he's fighting for his life! Then he actually holds a grudge for as long as a couple of days. I've had Poodles, Terriers, Afghans, & mixes. NONE have freaked-out like this guy has. What on earth is wrong with him, & what can I do to fix it??? I've tried treats, to no avail. PLEASE HELP??!!??

Asked by Member 1062458 on Nov 29th 2011 Tagged fear, anxiety, handling, restraint, panic, puppy, yorkie, poodle, grooming, holding in Home Grooming
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Your dog might be having anxiety about something, maybe he just doesnt like being touched in general. If you'd like to hear from other pet owners who's dogs have different anxieties we'd like to invite you to check out our facebook page and maybe get some tips from others in similar situations to you Hope this helps!

Member 1070630 answered on 11/30/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


This is a long shot, but is it possible that he has skin problems or allergies? Maybe their is a physical reason why he doesn't like to be picked up...

Member 1075117 answered on 12/4/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer