Plucking Hair From The Ears
Of An Old English
(A dog with much more ear hair.)
Below is just one way an Old
English Sheepdog owner tends to a dog's ears. Dogs often need to be slowly
desensitized to any new process. This process can be more challenging to
some owners because some dogs are more sensitive to having hair plucked from
their ears. The vibration of electric clippers can startle a dog so you need to
be slowly desensitize a dog to this process. You need to proceed slowly,
respect the dog's limits, praise and reward lavishly so the dog will learn to
tolerate it. Only you know your dog and how he or she may respond.
Seek assistance from a professional if there is any chance your dog could be
harmed by it's exuberance or fear or if the dog could display an aggressive
behavior. Follow all product safety instructions provided by individual
manufacturers. Try to make grooming a special one-on-one time that both
you and your dog will look forward to. These instructions are
offered as-is and without guarantee or warranty.
ear is now done, one more ear to go! This is where the "stand"
command comes in very handy. This dog is around 90 pounds so
he's more difficult for me to maneuver. But all I have to do
is say "stand" and he will willingly comply for a single piece of
kibble. I had him lie down again but on the opposite side so I could pluck the other
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