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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 10:31 AM
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Just because he's so stinky right now I'd take him to the groomers and see how it goes, having a professional do it who is used to that sort of behaviour and is better equipped to handle it should get the job done

Then a few days after I'd work hard on desensitizing him. Have him in the general area and pool and work slowly and very positively on having everything from the hose to the shampoo be a positive thing. Something as simple as touching the hose while not having it move can be a victory, the more you show him it's not something to be scared of the easier it will go.

Right now the pup doesn't trust or know you very well, you need to build that bond and associate yourself with peace and safety. The more he gets to know you the better he will trust you


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