[nagdu] back from the groomer!
Larry D Keeler
lkeeler at comcast.net
Thu Jul 10 14:29:03 UTC 2014
Daryl, you can also give her a bath once a month and gert her used to being
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryl Marie via nagdu" <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
To: "Gary Steeves" <rainshadowmusic at shaw.ca>
Cc: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
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Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] back from the groomer!
> hey, Gary,
> Thanks for the pointers! When I take her back in the fall, I will follow
> her reactions and see if they get better. We've also invested in a doggie
> pool for when it gets REALLY hot, so we'll do some fun stuff with her and
> that and water. She has a new lease on life, though... she's a happier
> dog today than she was yesterday, her tail wagging, wanting to show
> everyone her new clean fur all brushed out, and her guide work has been
> nearly flawless! Whether that's due to the grooming, new collar, or new
> food, I don't know, but I like it :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gary Steeves <rainshadowmusic at shaw.ca>
> To: Daryl Marie <crazymusician at shaw.ca>, NAGDU Mailing List, the National
> Association of Guide Dog Users <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:24:02 -0600 (MDT)
> Subject: Re: [nagdu] back from the groomer!
> Hi Daryl:
> As you might imagine, having a poodle I'm at the groomers quite often. I
> change groomers periodically but mostly it''s based on the haircuts Bogart
> gets and if they are what I want or not. I actually took him back to the
> one in vancouver to get his harir cut the way I like and for the next cut
> took him back to my local groomer. Thjey did a good job that time b ut the
> next time when Iwas just getting him trimmed they totally changed his cut,
> didn't cut his nails and yet it was one of my most expensive charges.
> They admitted that it was a bad s day and I could bring bogart back for
> anything. What I wanted back was some of my money.
> However, i also do listen to bogart. If he won't take me to the door of
> the groomers then there is something wrong. This happend at a place close
> to where I used to live. The second time I took him there he wouldn't find
> the door for me. I did take him in but never took him back there. After
> wards he was having issues with his back leg. Thinking that is how they
> tied him up but don't know. Anyway, never went back there. I didn't like
> it either since they'd tell me how much it was going to cost but when I
> got back there'd be an extra charge for this and that.
> Even if they have taken bogart out for pottie he will always want to go
> as soon as we find grass afterwards. What he likes is how people talk
> about him after his hair cut and how wonderful he looks. :)
> So give the groomer a chance and see how jennie responds tghe next time
> you take her there. I really think it would make things worse if you were
> there because there is a god chance you'd be anxious and she would pick up
> on this. We also have to try not to make a bigdeal out of these things
> ourselves and our dogs will probably not be as upset (I'm saying how I
> should be, not how I always am)
> On July 9, 2014 12:36:40 PM PDT, Daryl Marie via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
>>I took Jenny to the groomer's this morning. She lost about 5 pounds of
>>hair (ha ha!) and looks and smells great!
>>They say she was pretty tentative and nervous having her bath; she
>>didn't go pee while she was in the courtyard playing with the other
>>dogs. This was
>>made evident when she dragged me over to the door, we walked down the
>>steps and onto the grass, and (harness and all) made a big massive pee!
>>She does not (at all!) like to get wet. Poor girl!
>>I guess my question is this: is it likely the groomer, or my dog? Is
>>this something that may improve with another groomer? Or will more
>>it a more pleasant experience? Should I be with her next time?
>>Daryl and the clean Jenny
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