For those who have never owned a Dalmatian, you might be in for a bit of a shock. These beautiful dogs are extremely energetic and are not likely to be able to calm down unless you take the steps needed to get there. Your Dalmatian starts learning from the moment they are born. When you first bring your pup home, is the perfect time to get started training him to remain calm not only when he is being groomed, but during many other situations.
Let's face it. "Fireball" doesn't really understand why he can't be a little nervous or anxious when the time comes to groom him. The idea of being touched all over makes him uncomfortable and the tools you use flat out scare him. The good news is that with a little hard work, time, and patience, you can teach your Dalmatian to be calm and relaxed for grooming.
Dealing with a high energy pup that never seems to slow down can be challenging enough. But, when the dog is wound up like an eight-day clock, getting him to settle down for grooming can be especially difficult. Remember to remain calm and keep working with your pooch until he finally learns what is expected of him.