|Barked: Sat Jul 28, '12 7:58pm PST |
|My pup Coco is now 4 months old, and she will jump up in my lap to be brushed or combed. At first, though, she hated it, and after bathing her if I tried to blow dry her, she would growl and cry and even tried to bite at the blow dryer. What solved this problem for me was after bathing her, I would cuddle her and stand in front of an oscillating fan combing her and feed her little treats. The big fan dried her quickly and with both of my hands free to cuddle her, it was much less traumatic and in fact she seems to think of me and the comb as a comfort, a "rescuer" from the big scary fan.
I also have an elderly Cavalier, and he has arthritis and is persnickety and cries and is so miserable that I can't take him to the groomer any more. Instead, I have the vet shave him down completely while he is under anesthesia getting his teeth cleaned. It's much easier on us both.
I am also curious when we are supposed to start taking them to the groomer. Coco is in the midst of her uglies right now, so it seems like it would be a big waste of money.
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