In America, puppies from the age of 2-5 days old have their tails cut off (depending on the breed) & have their toes (dewclaws) cut off. Neither of these procedures are necessary, nor are they practiced in any other country. Both procedures are performed without benefit of anesthesia on these little newborns. Some die from the shock. Veterinarians that offer this service to breeders don't think twice about the welfare of the babies only the lining of their pockets. Some justify the tail docking, saying, " there are reasons why it's done".
While everyone rushes to get their dogs and cats short haircuts in the warm weather months, it is much wiser to maintain their groom health all year long. It's never necessary to shave down any dog. Year round maintenance with a consistent scheduling is all that's needed. If you aren't able to properly brush your dog, maybe because you don't understand how to (it's not as easy as it sounds) or maybe your baby simply refuses to let you, just bring them in for in between services.
Is it strange to think of your work as play,
Can't wait to wake up & be on your way.
If you knew what I know and do what I do,
it wouldn't seem strange to you.
I greet them & teach them, I bathe them and shape them, we even get a chance to play.
This can't be a job, jobs are so hard, what we do is enjoy our day.
They just need a Groomer that understands,
Not one that makes unreal demands.
Working with dogs, big, small, sweet, challenging, young, old, hairy or smooth, is a Treasure.