Yesterday was Toby’s first grooming appointment. I was comforted to find out he was just as evil and bitey for the groomer as he had been for me. (Now I don’t take it as personally.)
As I was checking out, I asked if we wanted to schedule another appointment, would we be welcome or should we call someone else. Surprisingly, they said they would take Toby back. Suckers!!
What made me smile was just how happy Toby has been since his grooming. He has been cheerful and playful and in a great mood. It may be unrealistic, but I hope he makes the association between being groomed and feeling good. Maybe he won’t be so incorrigible next time.
BRIGHT EYED AND FURLESS !
LOOKING GOOD !
That’s my boy!
I’m sure he feels a lot better with all that excess fur gone. Wouldn’t you? Toffee loves his groomer. He went today as well!
Neat! I can’t wait to see a picture of the little guy!
Maybe the mats were pulling on his skin and making him grumpy? I know our groomer said when she could finally reopen after the scamdemic, there were dogs who were so badly matted that their skin actually bruised when the mats were removed. I know Toby wasn’t that bad, but it might have been hurting him. Fingers crossed that’s the answer!
Yikes, those were some bad mats! I was thinking something similar about Toby. Maybe this was a blessing in disguise and he will be able to see the connection between grooming and feeling well.
He might just be extra sensitive to a mat, too. Can you take him to the groomer more often – not necessarily to be groomed, but just to walk in and maybe get treats? I did that with Maverick when he was little, our groomer is also a friend so she would play with him and maybe give him a bath, so he associated it with good times and good things.
That’s a good idea. I’ll have to see if the groomer is agreeable to giving that a try. 👍
my next career is going to be dog training
I’ll hire you! I need help with this little monster! 😝
I love figuring out dog behavior
I talked to our trainer/groomer/daycare owner tonight when I picked up Maverick. She said terriers get something she called pin knots, I believe, that don’t look like much to us but can be very painful to the dog. She described it as like 4 or 5 hairs kind of twisted up together. She said she would bet this was going on with Toby. Let’s hope so, it would be such an easy fix to his bitey behaviors!
We did that with Toffee, too, took him to meet Dolly the groomer when he was little. Mostly we just wanted to introduce him, and once there she even clipped his little puppy razor-nails!
Toffee is a lucky boy!
Ach, I remember those puppy razor nails. Ouch!
Toby looks great! Hopefully, him feeling so good will carry-over to his next appointment.
I hope this helps his good mood to last too! 😊
Looking very sleek there, Bitey T! Keep that cheerful attitude going.
No promises, but I am kind of liking the “New Me”. 😊 – the Tobster
Oh, Toby! You got your hair done and your nails did at your Spa Day! You look so handsome!
Hope each time you go you feel more comfortable, safer, and etc! Did the groomer give you any tasty treats?!
I always think doggies DO feel better after getting groomed. Just like we Human-Beans feel better after a bath or haircut, etc. 🙂
PATS and RUBS and HUGS to your Mom!!! 🙂
PS…”Huh, who knew it was all fur!” made me snort-laugh! 😛
Mom doesn’t know if the groomer gave me tasty treats, and I’m not tellin’! 😝 – Toby
Even though Toby just got groomed, I am kind of looking forward to going back just to see how he does. 🐶
The gals where Cooper goes always fuss over him. He loves the attention. 😉 😀
That’s ‘cause Cooper is a good boy. I guess Toby should consider himself lucky he didn’t get a boot in the butt. 😆
Oh, my! 😛
I am sure he feels a lot cooler. He looks very handsome after his hair cut. Don’t let Max know that Nox has been admiring Toby. He’ll be disappointed that he doesn’t have her full attention.
My lips are sealed! 👄😆