Has anyone ever had to refuse to groom a certain dog becuz it was too old ... or too frail ... or for whatever reason, you just thought it would be too hard on the dog?
I agree. Some times I just think people (dogs owners) really just don't understand what a strain it is on the old dogs. Honestly, I did not realize how hard it was on George until his last groom.People have to understand the stresses grooming has on those old dogs and take steps to alleviate it as much as possible.
Yup, we do hate you. LOL We get so many reject dogs, a normal day for grooming most likely will have at least one sedated groom, half of the dogs have to be muzzled, and the other half freak out when we blowdry/bathe/groom them and wiggle and nip so bad that it takes two people to groom the dog - one to hold, the other to groom. I would say 5% of the dogs we get in are actually good dogs that don't bite and hold still for the grooming process.I know that the groomers that work at vets hate the rest of us groomers for this, but SO many groomers, including myself, send the very elderly, frail, and very naughty dogs to the vets for grooming. I have referred many very old dogs, obese dogs, and mean dogs to vets..(and I used to work at a vets too...so I know what its like to have to do those dogs...) I tell them that it simply isn't safe for me to groom their pet anymore.