Help! My dog won’t let me trim his face while grooming. This is a common cry for help from dog owners. Are you in the same boat and having difficulty calming a dog for grooming?
Needless to say, this can be a challenging task indeed. A nervous, agitated dog will tend to resist being restrained at all costs, particularly when clippers, scissors or brushes are involved. Let’s look at some tips on how to keep a dog’s head still so that you can trim, clip or brush with ease.
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It definitely pays to have some tricks up your sleeve in order to keep your dog calm, particularly when it comes to clipping. In this article we will endeavour to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how to settle a dog while grooming. To simplify things, let’s use the name “Toby” a male dog, as an example for every scenario.