Many dogs have had wonderful, relaxed introductions and in-depth training to grooming, veterinary visits and handling by strangers. Some dogs missed receiving this training, and still others have had a more difficult start; experiencing fear, pain or stress during these visits.
All dogs require care and maintenance throughout their lives; why not make it stress-free?
Through a combination of experience and learned behaviours, some dogs perceive grooming the same way a human who is afraid of heights would perceive being forced into skydiving. With time, patience, and unique, proven training methods it is possible to overcome a fear. Over time we typically see dogs who are fearful of the grooming process transform into dogs who are happy to be groomed.
Dogs who are introduced to Fear Free methods from the start are typically relaxed (or even happy!) about their salon visit.