Grooming your pet is one way of building your relationship to your pet. It also provides you with ideal opportunity to feel over your dog’s body for any lumps, bumps or any injury that might need veterinary attention, but does your dog become sluggish and tries to run away during grooming session? Here are some tips:
Puppies: Puppies should be made to submit to grooming and having various parts of their body examined from the time they are brought home, even if they have very little coat. Either groom your puppy at your lawn or put on a tub with rug so that will not slip about and which the dog’s feet can grip. An old piece of rubber-backed carpet is ideal. This has the added advantage that will not have to stoop and so grooming will become more pleasant for you and the dog and less of a chore for you.
Regular grooming of your dog will make it unnecessary to have long and painful disentangling sessions. The right tools for grooming will make the process easier. Consult a pet shop or grooming parlor so that you can obtain the most suitable tools for your dogs breed and coat. Remember to praise your dog after the grooming session is done.
Adult Dogs: Dominant behavior is commonly exhibited when your dog is trying to overpower and exerts its authority over you. However, in some cases it can be the result of painful grooming especially if the dog has a wound, an ear problem or arthritis. If the difficulty of grooming arisen in a normally manner well behaved dog, try to locate the cause and if necessary seek veterinary help.
- Treat any causal injuries.
- Reinstate your leadership role so that your dog will obey your command and don’t forget the praise.
- Start by being less vigorous about grooming, check first the grooming tools if they are not sharp or abrasive. When grooming, concentrate first those areas that are more acceptable to your dog, like that back and progress slowly to more sensitive areas.
- Bring one of your dog favorite toys so that it will divert its attention during grooming.