Part 1 Grooming the Matted & Fear Aggressive dog – Health Focus Part 1 of 2

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This sample video is for training and demonstration purposes only. The dog was not harmed in any way; his regular grooming had been neglected due to a …



  1. Karola Clark August 10, 2014 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Very good Job!!!!

  2. cyberspaceout October 12, 2014 at 3:19 am - Reply

    YOUR AMAZZZZING AND AN ANGEL FOR THAT DOG. I am so impressed by your skills and talent i had to log on to tell you that! just impressive great job you need an award amzing dog groomer award to this girl!

  3. Marko Celin November 5, 2014 at 9:21 am - Reply

    We are new to pet grooming, We are both looking forward to REAL video feeds.. cause 80% of ours are not co-operative doggies … We are always looking to the 90+ % I am always willing to learn old & new school 🙂

  4. jaykay1053 November 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Wonderful job! You remind me so much of my Mum who groomed dogs professionally for years. When my Mum was grooming a "difficult" dog, she would ask me to stand next to the dog. (This was when I was probably under 10 yrs. old… maybe 8?) I wouldn't actually do anything, standing there. I would just think, "It's okay… You'll be fine." …that kind of thing… I haven't thought of that in years. Thanks for prompting that nice memory of me and my Mum and for being so great with these dogs. 🙂

  5. Exploxer25 December 18, 2014 at 4:16 am - Reply

    you are a kind lady to groom that dog good job

  6. Exploxer25 December 18, 2014 at 4:18 am - Reply

    He is acting that way cause all of the knots in his hair

  7. Sofia Smurf February 12, 2015 at 1:06 am - Reply

    See this is real grooming not all bubbles and bows like some of my clients think 🙂 thank you for sharing!! We had one like this the last month and would not let us brush her (shih tzu) and now we have worked with her and distracted her with toys and fuss and she's fine with the brushes 🙂 I love worrying with animals, never know what you'll come across 🙂

  8. Lauren February 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    If I had an aggressive dog to groom that bites n growls; i would TRANQUILLIZE him! Why put him through all the emotional terror and muzzle, THAT wont help him next time; but if you tranq him he will be sleepy and have NO bad memories of grooming, and each time you tranq him and groom him it will get better, not continue on this terror ridden exercise.  Poor dog, use natural meds Niacin and Inositol from health food store. 

  9. Heather Estes March 5, 2015 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Really good job.  I'm not a dog groomer, but I'm impressed by your kindness and patience.  What a blessing to dogs and the people who love them you are!

  10. Cindy Loyd April 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    You're a saint. Thanks so much for this. I wish I could find a patient groomer like you in Taos. My dog has been groomed all his life, and was very easy about it when he was younger, but gets impatient with grooming as he gets older. Since we moved to Taos he's terrified of strangers, and I can't find a groomer who has the patience to groom him. I've asked vets and they just hand me cards of two groomers in Taos who only deal with easy dogs who don't take too much of their time. One groomer told me she won't take a dog that takes more than two hours of her precious time. In California, even when he was a very patient puppy, 4 hours was common. I've been trying to keep him brushed, bathed and trimmed, but can't get the hang of the clippers, so I mostly use scissors, and it looks like I used a weed whacker. I'm at wit's end.

  11. Jennifer Varnum July 5, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Poor little guy, glad you could help him. Good job.

  12. Lynae Llewellyn September 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Awesome job. I really wish there was someone in my area who would groom my rescue dog. He has extreme anxiety as well and high levels of fear with grooming. No one in my area will take him with out a medium sedative. Due to his age and hip dysplasia, I don't feel comfortable medicating him. He freaks anytime we even go near the vet. So we have taken to grooming him ourselves at home. It takes 3 of us, and an entire month.

  13. Kate Schell October 12, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Is there a video of you grooming this dogs face?  What did you end up doing to his face?  Where you able to groom it at all?

  14. Loves Smiles October 18, 2015 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I love your attitude towards this whole situation. I am considering becoming a dog groomer, focusing on aggressive or scared dogs. An tips or suggestions?

  15. Stefanie Damron January 15, 2016 at 3:14 am - Reply

    I have been grooming all animals for quite some time..I feel you did a GREAT job showing and explaining the reasons for the fear displayed by the dog as well as the technic of grooming a dog in this condition. that's why I liked the video! 🙂 GREAT JOB! will watch more!! loved the video!

  16. Lass-in Angeles January 20, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

    You were very good with this scared and neglected dog. You could see the dog had not been out in the world much, so very isolated. So sad. I'm happy that the poor dog came to you, and you did such a good job. Very heart warming to see this happy ending. Many thanks for your hard work. Not easy to groom an aggressive and badly matted dog. In fact, you deserve a medal for this!

  17. Professor Psych February 16, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Good Work! Very impressive.

  18. zytec April 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    my grandmother moved in with her dog and it acts just like this. Very aggressive and tries to bite me all the time. Never did anything to the dog whatsoever. Apparently the guy she was with before abused the dog. I try to remember that but the dog drives me nuts. She tried to take it to a groomer but no one would touch the dog.

  19. ducatirose May 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Thank-you Trish for sharing these videos, it is full of great tips and your kindness, patience and compassion is obvious it is wonderful that you spent the time to make the poor dog comfortable i bet he felt so much better after the groom xx

  20. Kerry Lotery June 10, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Excellent video thanks. I'm glad you could help the poor little guy to be comfortable and help his owner.

  21. Bonnie Monaghan June 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    My dog is about 10 times worse then this cause he snaps and tries to bite any time he is touched at all. What do u reccomend for that? He is a Pomeranian. So far I have had to do all his grooming myself cause no groomer will touch him. But he won't let me shave him or scissor him. The only thing he allows is very very gentle brushing so I do it as often as possible but right now I'm trying to find quiet wireless clippers that will go through his Pom fur and I'm trying to find a muzzle that fits right.

  22. Sensei June 20, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

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  23. Rap Ahoe July 8, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    There are not many people like you anymore, instead of picking out the faults and negatives in people or animals you concentrate on the positive and learn from the negative. God bless you. People with disabilities get judged all the time and the best thing for any person more so disabled people is a dog because the dogs won't judge them like people do.

  24. Carol T. July 13, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Awesome job! You are an angel!

  25. Muttsofmotownrescue August 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I'm trying to learn to do this for our rescue. Just basic shave downs. I still need to learn which blades to use for which areas. Thank you for this info, I have a soft spot for the fearful ones 😉

  26. KuddlyKisses August 10, 2016 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I wish I could find a groomer as calm, competent, and soft-hearted as you are. When I first rescued my dog, I didn't know that he was fear-aggressive and I've had to work extra hard at earning his trust because I have several anxiety conditions myself. I've had to put him in a muzzle a couple of times (we worked up to it and I took things as slowly and pleasantly as possible before the actual grooming) because I needed to clip his claws and work out a couple of matts on his bum and behind his ears and he kept nipping me, almost drawing blood a couple of times. He's such a sweetheart otherwise and so stinking intelligent. He was able to get the muzzle off just like you said could happen. It would have been easier with a partner, but he wouldn't let anyone else closer and everyone was too scared to help. I FINALLY am able to clip his claws and, for the most part, prevent matting without him making such a fuss, but it's taken years of trust-building and deep-breathing exercises…oh, and working with him too, LOL ^_-

  27. maria goodman August 26, 2016 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    i need someone to help me i have a dog like that

  28. A Nelson August 27, 2016 at 2:15 am - Reply

    I love your tender and strong approach with this dog – you are to be commended!

  29. Jaqueline Oreilly September 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    hehe love this dog

  30. Jaqueline Oreilly September 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    love this lady

  31. Venti Sale September 12, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Trish, God bless you for the love and patience you have shown to this dog and, most especially, for the compassion and understanding you have shown towards his owner, while living and following her passing, — protecting her dignity.
    Many people fall through the cracks of society, suffering in silence, with very little love, care or attention themselves. One should not be overly judgemental but should instead offer to help, in kindness, whenever we suspect someone could use help.

  32. R. Rouchon Images October 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    great work u are great at this note if I could only get mine to do that

  33. Kate Schell November 26, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Thanks I found it

  34. Brenda J January 12, 2017 at 4:28 am - Reply

    You have a perfect temperament and great skill. I know the pup was happy at the end of the session. My 41 pound cockapoo is a handful. I'm consistently brushing her and she mouths me now instead of biting but is still too aggressive regarding her back end and face. I must be strong calm and brave and determined as you and show her it's for her own good. Thanks for posting this video.

  35. ShrinkingDixie DS February 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I was in tears after reading the story of this dog… you were so great with him!!!! THIS is what inspires me to become a pet groomer! It really is about helping the dog being as healthy and feeling good as possible! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  36. Alicia Griffith February 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    im sorry but I cannot sympathize with these aggressive dogs. I would not be so kind if I were dealing with them. I would never hurt them but they would definitely know what's up and whose in charge

  37. Ellen MC March 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I have a very difficult dog also. You are an angel!

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