How to Groom an Affectionate Dog

15 - 30 Minutes
1 Week


There are very few feelings better than having a dog who loves to show you how much she trusts and loves you. Then there are those moments when she turns her big brown eyes on you that simply melt your heart. So far so good, but when you are trying to groom her, and she won't stop trying to shower you with love, it can present its own share of problems. At the same time, if she is nervous about being groomed, it can make her even more loving. Grooming her on a weekly basis will soon help her get used to the process. 

Dog's Perspective

Your loveable pup probably doesn't really care how often she gets groomed or if she does at all. As long as she is able to give you her undying affection and receive yours in return, her life is complete. It is up to you to teach her that being properly groomed on a regular basis is not just good for her, it can be a lot of fun at the same time. 

Caution & Considerations

  • Use your dog's affectionate behavior to your advantage, it can make the entire grooming process far more enjoyable for both of you.
  • If you must use shears or clippers to trim hair, be sure they have very sharp blades.
  • Use safety shears with rounded tips to protect the skin.
  • You can use a chew toy or a chew bone to help keep her distracted.
  • Use as many treats as needed to keep her calm, you can always wean her off of them later.
  • Remain calm and have fun, it will your dog see grooming as something to look forward to, not be scared of. 


There is no doubt about the fact your dog loves to be affectionate, as can be evidenced by the countless hours she spends in your lap or at your feet. If you keep working with her and distracting her with a toy, chew bone, or some soft music, she will soon come to see her grooming sessions as great fun. 

Success Stories and Grooming Questions

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