Grooming for Dogs
Grooming your dog performs two functions.
The obvious one is to keep him looking, and smelling, acceptable to you
and to other people. The second one is just as important. Grooming, of a
very different sort, between dogs establishes and maintains the relative
status of each dog. By daily grooming you are telling the dog, in the most
gentle terms, that you are in charge. The whole ritual of insisting that
you dog stands while you brush and comb him emphasizes that when push
comes to shove, what you say goes. There is no more important lesson in
dog training. Grooming your dogs should also be an enjoyable interaction
between dog and owner.
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