Tag Archives: grooming

Beloved Family Dog Dies in Careless Grooming Accident

Posted on: June 2, 2015 - 8 Comments

When Allison Marks dropped off Colby, her 2-year-old Golden Retriever, for a routine grooming, she never could have imagined the tragedy that would ensue.

Finding Your Match

Posted on: March 30, 2015 - 2 Comments

Finding the right dog is not as simple as falling in love with the cute face in the adoption photo. As responsible pet guardians, it is our job to ensure the new addition fits our lifestyle so we are able to attend to the dog’s needs. What are some factors to consider when finding your Read More

Why I Sympathize With the Grooming Dog Trainer

Posted on: January 16, 2015 - No Comments

This is not about dog training and behavior. This is about human sympathy. And a mission. And justice. A couple of days ago, I was forwarded a public YouTube video of a dog trainer working with a dog who had previously bitten and shown aggression, especially while being bathed and groomed. I'm writing this to express my sympathy for the trainer. I mean that without an ounce of insincerity – I truly feel bad for him and what he has gone through since the video of him working with that dog has gone viral.

How Not To Groom a Biting Dog

Posted on: January 14, 2015 - 24 Comments

Every now and then a video crosses my desk from people either amazed, dismayed or generally seeking my opinion on something. Such was the case when I was shared this video, and I felt it was a great learning opportunity to highlight some of the misconceptions and ‘teaching moments’ of what should not be done when teaching a dog with a history of biting while being groomed.

Ask Victoria – Akita doesn’t like strangers or being groomed

Posted on: April 6, 2011 - 14 Comments

April 5, 2011 Karen from North Wales writes:  We have a 22-month old Akita and he hates being groomed or bathed – he snaps and snarls.  He is adorable in every other way at home but he’s not great with strangers – he bares his teeth if they want to pet him.  He has never Read More