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How to get your dog to accept grooming
No baby talk while grooming!
If you think you would like to groom your own dog,but He just won't sit still the best advice I can give you as I have been grooming thirty years Is simply this.. Approach it with a business attitude.
You cannot feel sorry for him because he is nervous If you become nervous he is aware of it before you are! So, if you are uncomfortable at any point stop and do something else you are confident about doing.
Baby talk is the worse thing you can do as it gets them excited about mommys voice and they will become playful. You have to say things in a monotone like "you're ok." I normally will just say "stay," and I find you can't pet them too much during this time as that gets them jumping for joy as well..
Have you ever noticed if you are busy and the dog is right with you they are less likely to get into your business at hand if you aren't sweet talking them which gives them permission to interact.
Try this you will find it much easier I assure you..
If you notice if you have a dog scared of thunderstorms and you baby them you are reinforcing the behavior of fear..You are in essence assuring them they should be scared. If you act as if the storm is just an everyday occurrence about the 3rd storm you go thru they will think Gee.. Mommy isn't concerned and they will begin to ignore it also.
So,if you treat the grooming time as nothing out of the ordinary they will accept it as part of their routine.
If you should find the clippers alarm your pet on occasion turn them on and pet the dog as they are running..they got accustomed to the vacuum cleaner because of daily use.Grooming a dog is actually an unnatural process,but if you treat it as if it is an everyday occurrence they will accept it as such. If you will notice your pet will sometimes do something mischevious as they choose to have negative attention verses no attention.
My dogs will jump on the grooming table for me, and walk into the tub.They will also come and sit in the "dog chair" for me to pluck their ears,the ear plucking they are slow to jump in the chair but they comply.While I am grooming one of my dogs more times than not one of the others will come up to me as they are jealous the attention the grooming one is receiving,and I will stop and brush the one that wants attention then go back to grooming the one at hand..They will come to love the attention ,one on one..Of course I groom my dogs quite often ,probably more than most as my dogs are a walking advertisement for my business.lol
Below you will find a link for a very quiet clipper,I find most dogs will accept this clipper when they will not tolerate others.