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The most aggressive Chewbacca dog ever

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 26 Қаң.

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  • Jennifer Kiesel
    Jennifer Kiesel Ай бұрын +4154

    How is it that the family could afford to have him groomed but not sedated?

    • Kat bon kat
      Kat bon kat 11 сағат бұрын

      @Thea Robertson 436 replies in that thread I have noooooo idea what I even commented lmao

    • Thea Robertson
      Thea Robertson 11 сағат бұрын

      @Kat bon kat I might if it didn't have breathing issues (I'm not equipped to handle them) but I would never get a pure breed in that situation for the same reason. That said I intend to adopt rescue dogs my whole life. There are plenty of awesome dogs that just need a place to live and someone to love them.

    • jeanette iacovone
      jeanette iacovone 13 сағат бұрын

      Brachycephalic dogs have a hard time breathing, it is risky to sedate them. With the type of dog he is he would be required to have a physical exam to make sure he could handle the meds. Add that to the cost of the exam and it would most likely be about 75.00 the very least. If he requires blood work you could be talking about 375.00 or more!

    • Misty Blue
      Misty Blue 13 сағат бұрын

      ​@Tempest plus he's a bracyphaliac breed.

    • Angie Scyoc
      Angie Scyoc Күн бұрын

      He's petrified

  • Ascent
    Ascent Ай бұрын +5014

    If he ever finds out we all just sat here watching him go through this traumatic experience and we did nothing, he’s coming for us all.

    • Ascent
      Ascent Күн бұрын

      @Reedus, 😆 I can completely picture the trailer for that movie.

    • Reedus
      Reedus Күн бұрын +1

      Cujo Part 2- SON OF CUJO

    • Stef Miller
      Stef Miller 4 күн бұрын +1

      Yikes! 🤣

    • Elena Wynn
      Elena Wynn 7 күн бұрын +2

      I'm fearing for my life at this point

    • Martin Karadzhov
      Martin Karadzhov 12 күн бұрын +1


  • The Grown Simmer
    The Grown Simmer Ай бұрын +602

    The way he sniffed everything n then gave a head jerk or a ruff of approval like “yes fine, proceed” 😂

    • Elle
      Elle 13 күн бұрын +3

      To me, this is Fizzgig. His snarls and teeth show and in the back of my mind I think: You've got to be kidding...

    • Kerstie Amiya
      Kerstie Amiya 26 күн бұрын +10

      Hahahahhaah I loved the sniff of approvals yet disagreeing he gave 🤣

  • Haley Selene
    Haley Selene 26 күн бұрын +168

    I hope that his home situation improves so he can be more comfortable. A lot of people are judging in the comments, but as a disabled pet lover, I understand how situations can get out of hand despite our best intentions. Smaller dogs like Louie are popular among the elderly and sometimes they just become too old to properly care for their dogs without outside help. Neglect is never ok, but its important to understand that it doesn't always come from a place of willful ignorance or because you're a bad person. Groomers like you offering their services for free help improve the lives of these animals without making their owners miss paying their bills.

  • T. M. I.
    T. M. I. Ай бұрын +219

    As a retired groomer I can definitely say that you handled Mr Cranky IMPECCABLY well, especially without having an assistant on hand.💕💯 Groom looks superb as well, considering the obstacles involved. WELL DONE❣🐾

    • teresa lugo
      teresa lugo 17 сағат бұрын +1

      That should be his name. Mr Cranky lol

  • Mizu • A
    Mizu • A Ай бұрын +258

    I can't imagine how good he must physically feel after this groom! Like he must feel happy to see properly/walk and the matting being gone... despite how miserable he is

    • Joe Smith
      Joe Smith 13 күн бұрын +4

      He was just unsure, not mean

  • Kara DuLac-Shields
    Kara DuLac-Shields 18 күн бұрын +157

    It occurs to me that no matter how badly they are hurting from the mats, and how poor their previous grooming experiences might have been, they realize that they DO feel better afterward. Thank you so much for being so patient with these spicy critters! I don't think it's totally their fault that they're so intolerant of being clippered and groomed. This poor little dude's face must have been so sore from the yeast & bacterial growth on his skin.

  • Dev Adams
    Dev Adams Ай бұрын +2329

    My heart breaks for these snub-nosed breeds who can barely breathe in the best of times. You did an amazing job with a really difficult pup.

    • Meladjusted
      Meladjusted Күн бұрын

      ​@claire.bw All little dogs are prone to this, regardless of their snout size. That's why it's recommended that you use harnesses instead of collars for walking.

    • Kate
      Kate Күн бұрын +1

      The sound of it regular breathing gives me terrible anxiety.. I have a 35kg dog and I don't even hear him breathe if he's not sniffing or panting, yet this tiny dog sounds like an air pump for a bike. And his reaction as soon as you get to his face? Just showing how much breathing is a constant struggle for him, he's literally under threat of suffocation most of the times, imagine living like that. It's just horribly unethical, there's not a single way to go around that...

    • Susan Mitchell
      Susan Mitchell 5 күн бұрын +1

      totally agree it's getting bad in brittain for this i would not buy a dog like this or one with a docked tail or ears and until people do idiots will still do it x

      DONNA ROBINSON 6 күн бұрын +1

      He's a piece of work, congrats to you for doing this ❤!

    • Mae Mae
      Mae Mae 8 күн бұрын

      @Brandice W I love your passion & it sounds like you need an entire account to make people aware of this insanity. I’ve always felt bad for the bullies who can’t breath and hearing a vet talk about how comfy they are when they are intubated ( it’s the only time they can breath freely) made me so much more aware. You sound more knowledgeable than the average person and it would be great if you could let others know so we can all stop buying these irresponsible breeds. Did not get me started on those poor cats with tiny limbs, it all makes me insane

  • NerdyCurlyGirl
    NerdyCurlyGirl Ай бұрын +123

    She's the most amazing groomer I've ever seen! The patience she showed was incredible and she obviously did it because she really cares. Wow.

  • niightwind
    niightwind Ай бұрын +108

    This dog seems so sweet despite his fear, but it really really breaks my heart to hear how much trouble he's having breathing :( Poor thing...

  • enumrob
    enumrob Ай бұрын +68

    We adopted a pekingese who was forced to live most of 2 years in a cage outside with 3 rotweilers. This little guy was the sweetest pekingese, never had the small dog syndrome so many seem to have. We were able to groom him, touch him anywhere. He didnt care. He was not afraid of large dogs at all and would boss around other dogs 5 times his size. He was the first small dog I've ever oned. Unfortunatly he got some weird disease, I cant remember the name but had a name about 15 letters long ( like leukemia ) and we had to put him to sleep. He was only 5 years old. Broke my heart.

  • The incarnation of boredom
    The incarnation of boredom Ай бұрын +80

    I love how you let him examine each utensil thoroughly before using it on him.

  • 🎀 Ελισάβετ Σωτηρία 🎀

    The end had me cryinnnnn 🤣
    “You were a very bad man!”
    You’re so patient!! He looks amazing and I know he feels so much more comfortable.. although he would never admit it 😉

    • Tracy Beeman
      Tracy Beeman 7 күн бұрын +1

      And how he cocked his little ears back like he was offended that she said that to him. 😂

  • Shadowcat478
    Shadowcat478 Ай бұрын +5746

    To be fair to this furry snapping turtle if I spent my entire life being barely able to see or breath I would be a bit cranky too. Many blessings on you for powering through & making his life more comfortable.

    • Written Wisely
      Written Wisely Күн бұрын

      "furry snapping turtle" 😭😭😭😭😭😭

    • Trudy Isaacs
      Trudy Isaacs 4 күн бұрын +1

      @Brianne Nurse that's true. Add to that the fact that he doesn't know her, and he hasn't been groomed in a long time, and it's no wonder he's cranky. Poor little guy.

    • Brianne Nurse
      Brianne Nurse 4 күн бұрын +3

      He's also in pain from the matting. Every time he moves, those trapped hairs pull on his skin. It's no wonder he's so cranky.

    • J Scho
      J Scho 10 күн бұрын +2

      ​@parissinclair6513 You sound like such a good pet guardian to me. I know first hand how difficult it can be at times to adopt a fur child that has been abused. Very best wishes to you!❤

    • Lorraine Fryer
      Lorraine Fryer 27 күн бұрын +5

      @Clara E You’ve used the wrong term there. Maybe “biased” would be a better word.

  • Midnightstar2675
    Midnightstar2675 23 күн бұрын +35

    As someone with asthma I can’t imagine hearing that labored breathing all day…it gives me phantom chest pain and I feel like I can’t breathe. It’s cruel to hear people talk about how cute they think the gasping and choking is. Regardless though I only wish the best for the little smoosh faced pups and I’m so glad you’re able to make him as comfortable as possible

    • Josie Croix - Support for 🇺🇦
      Josie Croix - Support for 🇺🇦 7 сағат бұрын +1

      @jeanette iacovone Good news is they're apparently starting to bring back the original pugs, which were bigger, healthier, and had normal snouts! It's actually pretty crazy how they were able to make the pugs we have today look the way they are, they look almost nothing like the originals except for the tail! Lol

    • jeanette iacovone
      jeanette iacovone 13 сағат бұрын +1

      I agree I wish they would stop breeding these dogs with such short noses…. It seems like every few generations the nose gets shorter… if his gets any shorter he will not be able to breath poor guy! His breathing is not cute… it’s alarming and most likely why they can not sedate him!

    • Josie Croix - Support for 🇺🇦
      Josie Croix - Support for 🇺🇦 Күн бұрын

      I also have asthma, for most of my life. I have tight lungs a good portion of the time and, up until a couple years ago, figured everyone felt this way. These tiny dog breeds even existing is a crime. I hope its made popular to illegalize distributing/owning such breeds with so many ailments. The fact that people breed/create these dogs where performing the basic functions to live is a workout is abhorrent.

  • Aspen
    Aspen 25 күн бұрын +34

    I feel so bad for this little boy cause it’s obvious that he’s incredibly sweet but just in pain. Thank u sm for helping him!

  • Justme110
    Justme110 14 күн бұрын +4

    My beloved baby snowball passed away this year 1/6/2023. She was 18 years of age. When she was a young pup, she had no trouble with groomers. However, when she became a senior, Everything became difficult for her just like this dog. Later, I found out she had a tumor in her brain which was the cause of her behavior change. There's not one day that goes by I don't think about her and I miss her so much.

  • The World According to Allie
    The World According to Allie 24 күн бұрын +20

    You are a miracle worker w/ all of these pets that comes through your door. I love how you do everything you can to protect yourself from harm. People comment more about how you do well w/ protecting the pets, but you are the one that needs protection. You are so awesome and a very loving groomer!

  • Cynthia 13
    Cynthia 13 23 күн бұрын +27

    I loved when he screamed when you were rinsing him! He's so vicious, but cute! And I love the way you treat him. You guys make a cute comedy duo!!! And I can't leave without saying your video is very informative and helpful all while being cute, funny and entertaining!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Hologrammhund
    Hologrammhund Ай бұрын +2288

    He's just another example for breeds that we can breed but shouldn't. The gasping for air right at the start of the groom breaks my heart.

    • Ausome Aspie
      Ausome Aspie 5 сағат бұрын

      I had teo growing up, they both lived until they were 16. And I loved them both dearly. I now how two Chow Chows.

    • Luv Life23
      Luv Life23 Күн бұрын +1

      Ever thought the poor baby is aggressive, probably because he can't breathe. I totally agree with you. Just because you can breed them doesn't mean you should.
      It's still an excellent groom as always.

    • Ske Hleben
      Ske Hleben 4 күн бұрын +3

      No lie, as an asthma sufferer whose been hospitalized for it a few times, if I was able to say a person did this to me for vanity I would be really pissed!

    • Stef Miller
      Stef Miller 4 күн бұрын +2

      ​@nicolaxoxo1Well that's pretty much a miracle because every pekinese I've ever been around had breathing issues.

    • Silver Siren
      Silver Siren 7 күн бұрын

      This is a common misconception. Pedigrees are, actually, less likely to have issues than today's mongrels or designer crossbreeds. This is because, genetically speaking, you have no idea what genes a puppy will inherit. With pedigrees, you have a reasonable estimate of the animal's requirements, general temperament etc and what diseases, if any, they might inherit. Many breeds which have problems are required by the (British) KC to be health checked before breeding to prevent their passing on genetically linked issues like Glaucoma.
      With a mongrel or mixed breed many of the parent stock are incredibly poor quality, kept in poor conditions, poorly socialised and essentially treated like breeding factories for social media's next top monstrosity. To be sold for a high price, naturally. Since you can't guarantee which genes the puppy will inherit, considering the poor genetic quality and conditions of the parents, many of these designer dogs have severe physical and mental health issues.
      The Labradoodle, the only crossbreed recognised by the (British) KC, is a great example of this. The original breeder has gone on record to state that they wish they had never bred them and opened up a "pandora's box" of "monster dogs" because it's inspired some of this trend. They are, however, an experienced and responsible breeder who chose good stock with excellent genes and good health. The breed still suffers from health problems from both Labradors and poodles.
      Inbreeding as well really depends on the breeder. The British Kennel Club is very particular about inbreeding. It's not allowed. At all (and there's a rather infamous case a few years back where a highly inbred german shepherd slipped through the cracks to be submitted for best in group. The judge was very...very unhappy. They had to mute his microphone).
      So, if you can find a breeder who shows at Crufts (which the KC puts on each year and is open to participants from all over the world), their dogs should be excellent examples of good breeding practises. The kennel club requires that visiting breeders acquire an authority to compete form for their dog which means they must be registered with a club that the kennel club has prior agreements with and they are required to submit a three generation pedigree check. There's even a voluntary scheme some breeders take part in where a third party organisation makes home visits to accredit them as conforming to excellent breeding and care standards.

  • Melissa Robbins
    Melissa Robbins Ай бұрын +31

    You’re so patient with the fearful dogs. It’s wonderful to see.

  • Bonita Q
    Bonita Q Ай бұрын +3

    He's not aggressive at all. He's reactive. Poor boy.

  • First State Coton
    First State Coton Ай бұрын +12

    Thank you for understanding the family and this dog's need.

  • Angela Severson
    Angela Severson Ай бұрын +26

    The grunt at the end when you called him a Karen was too good. And you are brave. That little dog was scary.

  • Oh my god Becky
    Oh my god Becky 18 күн бұрын +2

    I’d give her a good plaque just for her patience and compassion
    This is the gold standard for handling animals, like wow 🌟

  • Kristin
    Kristin Ай бұрын +5178

    This little guy is definitely an example of how dog groomers don't just "play with puppies all day". He definitely had some serious attitude issues. I give you so much credit for how calm & patient you were with him.

    • ShadowSkyX
      ShadowSkyX Күн бұрын

      ​@Cerebral Tackle nah, just too many underestimate dogs and think they're not smart enough to do that. So they fall for the cuteness and sad face every time. At least half those dogs absolutely know what they're doing to get out of trouble. 2-3 yr old human toddlers are capable of spite, willingly ignoring their name being called, and being intentionally sneaky. The smarter ones play dumb/innocent when they're caught doing or playing with something they know they shouldn't.

    • bKitteh
      bKitteh Ай бұрын

      @Shawna Johnson 🥺💔 I didn't even know that was a possiblity.

    • bKitteh
      bKitteh Ай бұрын

      @Grace Love This just seems cruel (for the humans). How can o e be expected to be in the vicinity of a cute puppy and NOT cuddle, tickle, pet, play, smooch with him or her for a SECOND?? It shoulda been built into the schedule! 🐶❤

    • bKitteh
      bKitteh Ай бұрын

      @White Rabbit 😁😁😁

  • Nan ‘59
    Nan ‘59 Ай бұрын +16

    Look at how proud he is, all prancing around!!! 😊😊😊😊

  • jessi330
    jessi330 Ай бұрын +11

    I feel bad for him; he was so traumatized (not that you did anything wrong), he was just reacting poorly because of it. Thanks for helping Louie!

  • Banawee Kidane
    Banawee Kidane 20 күн бұрын +11

    You did such a great job with him 🐶 I love how you spoke to him and negotiated the end behind his ears.
    Despite being angry he is so SO adorable 😍

  • Let Me Think About It
    Let Me Think About It Ай бұрын +35

    He is so cute. Too bad he was so aggressive. I am so glad you didn’t get hurt in the grooming process. You were being so patient and kind to him. I liked how you kept encouraging him to be good by telling him he was a “good boy.” ❤❤❤
    I would be, like “Nope, this family can’t pay me enough to groom this dog.” 😂

  • Gamdursol
    Gamdursol 5 сағат бұрын +3

    Yeah, he was a whole handfull, but that tailwag when he was being praised after you shaved matting from his ears still melted my heart. The hardest part of this for me was watching him struggle breathing, and knowing there are SO many more out there just like him just because some people find their smushed faces 'cute'.

  • Zentierra
    Zentierra Ай бұрын +2049

    His pretty extreme "bitey" attitude did get noticeably better after all that matting was taken care of...I can only imagine what discomfort - and in the case of his horrendously overgrown nails - outright pain he's been living with. Thank you for not giving up on this grouchy boy, and for giving his owners a way to get the care he so desperately needed. You are a light!
    Also, A) glad you didn't get bit! and...B) your reflexes are impressive!

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    • k4zzy
      k4zzy Ай бұрын +4

      When your working with animals you need to have good reflexes because they are very unpredictable

    • Rusty Howe
      Rusty Howe Ай бұрын +5

      @N. Johnson Yup worked himself up and tuckered himself out from the effort.

    • N S
      N S Ай бұрын +1

      @Melanie Kendall really ?!?

  • Sofie A
    Sofie A 15 күн бұрын +10

    He actually seemed like a really good boy - and not aggressive - he was scared and it probably also hurt him a bit with all the matting. When you weren't doing anything he actually wagged his tail and leaned towards you - so a good boy. Poor doggo.

  • ReneeBreathesNitrox
    ReneeBreathesNitrox Ай бұрын +13

    Even after all the quick lunges and jump scares he supplied, you did an excellent job at grooming him. Brave and emerged unscathed.

  • Nanna Bramm
    Nanna Bramm 10 күн бұрын +5

    it's so sad to see dogs be neglected this badly. i'm so happy to see how well you groomed this dog, despite his temper! he turned out so well, and i'm sure that even though the grooming seemed scary for him, he mustve appreciated the attention and felt relieved afterwards from getting his mattings away, nails clipped and also most of the eye gunk. You did such a great job and he turned out so adorable as well! I'm so impressed with your work❤

  • Weaponness
    Weaponness Ай бұрын +11

    I have a pekingese. He has a healthy snout, not too short. He is very proud and brave, but also chill. He is like a cat in a dog's body, very curious, not a lap dog, and loooooves long walks. He is 14 now and has some health problems but they are stable. His grooming is so funny. I say, "give him the Yoda cut." He looks like Yoda because his ear hair is left long. He just stands there like, ok, shaving me, what am I gonna do. He loves to be rubbed with the towel. The only time he snaps is when a big dog gets aggressive with him (he has been bitten by big dogs). He is so good with shy dogs or rambunctious small dogs....he waits for them to come around or chill. I am so lucky. I absolutely love the work you do. Thank you for your kindness.

  • Ann Rucker
    Ann Rucker Ай бұрын +5

    This surprises me... We have a Pekingese, and our Butterbean is the sweetest boy... He is a Champagne as well. Our Groomer loves it when he comes in.

  • Winter Goat
    Winter Goat Ай бұрын +1318

    The fact you apologized to him for laughing. It's so cute. Hope you both got lots of treats after this. He fought you but you know he felt better after this.

    • Starfowl Shift
      Starfowl Shift Ай бұрын +1

      I mean I don't know about this dog but my dogs really need it.
      Sometimes I'm scared because they understand me too well.
      My dog looked silly and I laughed about it but she walked away all sad and didn't look my in the eyes for a few days. I don't know if she could feel my apologies but I felt so so guilty.
      These kinds of experiences make me talk more with them because I'm getting less sure and sure that they don't understand most of it.
      Sometimes I even prompt the younger one to do random stuff and when she feels like it she'll do it.
      If I ask her to lie down she sometimes does it instantly but other times she just doesn't want to do it or it takes a lot. My dogs truly have a will of their own and I don't mind that. Except for if I need to walk them, they sometimes really scare me and the older one doesn't understand some social ques, like a man who clearly isn't into dogs but she'll run up and demand attention, she doesn't jump luckily enough she just screams a lot, which is something I don't like when we're outside. But I love them and they're really sweet.

    • Rusty Howe
      Rusty Howe Ай бұрын +3

      @Deirdre Manion I will assume years of practice got her those reflexes.👌

    • Deirdre Manion
      Deirdre Manion Ай бұрын +8

      Wow. She has quick reflexes.

    • Melanin Qu33n
      Melanin Qu33n Ай бұрын +27

      Same! I giggled a few times at the ridiculousness of it. Someone in another room would have thought she was abusing him 😩😂😂. I'm glad she powered through and helped Mr.Grumpy pants out.

  • Katsnacks
    Katsnacks Ай бұрын +6

    Your introduction of Louie , I imagine him saying, all of his facial expressions: “I got problems but I’m still cute “😆

  • rosenracht
    rosenracht 28 күн бұрын +2

    You did such a good job. Working with matted animals has to be hard, they've been uncomfortable for who knows how long. You could tell after you took the cone off he was much more comfortable.

  • Joanne Lateef
    Joanne Lateef Ай бұрын +3

    Thank the dog gods he wasn't a big dog. The contempt he had for you was extreme . Great job.Xx

  • Carol Rijo
    Carol Rijo 20 күн бұрын +5

    This poor little guy! He's just not understanding, its gonna take a while until he gets used to it! Sending good energies to him and his family 💜

  • Brad Browatzke
    Brad Browatzke 18 күн бұрын +2

    Have been enjoying your channel for a while now, and I love how you are devoted to the care and comfort of the dogs you work with. Louis reminds me of the Pekinese I used to have. He too did not like getting his nails trimmed, and would nip at whoever was doing it, usually myself or then wife. They are loving animals otherwise, but if they do not like something, they let you know. Every grunt and growl sounded familiar, but the "haha" pant when he was enjoying himself was the best. They are a curious animal, always wanting to know what you have in your hands, and very fussy about what they like for treats. Keep up the wonderful work, and sharing your care of all of these wonderful dogs and other animals.

  • moig joid
    moig joid Ай бұрын +1475

    My dog acts the same because she was abused at a petsmart grooming salon when she was a puppy. Our previous groomer refused to groom her without sedation because she was so aggressive, but we've found another groomer that my dog is significantly less aggressive with and she can do *everything* without sedation. Shes a miracle worker and my dog even lets her hold her!! People like you really make a difference for people who have dogs like this.

    • Amanda Baule
      Amanda Baule 5 күн бұрын

      @Madyocre Styptic powder can be used on any animal if you’ve caused a bleeding wound. It BURNS. There’s no lidocaine in it. Antibiotic ointment you put on it after may have lidocaine but styptic powder is the same stuff nail techs use and podiatrists use if they’ve accidentally nicked ya.

    • Madyocre
      Madyocre 5 күн бұрын

      @Amanda Baule are you talking about quick stop? Because quick stop has numbing agents specifically to help with the pain- and it’s designed for dogs and cats

    • CMP Variety
      CMP Variety 10 күн бұрын

      ​@Kayla den Admirant it sounds like to me they clipped the nails too short and hurt the dog. So now every time the dog sees the nail clippers they're associating pain with them and that's why you have to get the dogs sedated because now it's afraid. I have a dog that's the same way. I think they clipped his nails too far back and now whenever anyone clips his nails he cries and when he cries it just breaks my heart. I think it's because he's afraid.

    • Dirty Squirrell
      Dirty Squirrell 13 күн бұрын

      After watching someone put my dog in a cage with a bowl of water filled with hair clippings from the day before and left on their own when the groomer was late arriving to work, I swore off PetSmart and taught myself to groom her.

    • Gapi P
      Gapi P 13 күн бұрын +2

      @Cyanide Side Salad she's right though, a dog's behaviour can be corrected even late in their age. I'm tired of people simply blaming their pet's behaviour on 1 event and saying well that's just how he is. Also someone who cares about their dog will watch at least their first grooming session to see how it handles it. You think it's just a coincidence that all these dog trainers and professionals always have such well behaved dogs?

  • Nan ‘59
    Nan ‘59 Ай бұрын +7

    I love how thoughtful you are with scared pups. It truly makes a difference! We had a groomer that was so good with our dog that was so so scared. She took her time, and did just the best! The sad thing was, they moved away a couple years ago….😮

  • Kaye Castleman
    Kaye Castleman Ай бұрын +12

    Poor Louie! Dogs like this need constant care and maintenance. If the family can't afford to have him groomed regularly, then it probably isn't the best breed for them. Years ago we owned a fluffy long-haired cat that also needed regular attention, and we were not in a situation to be able to afford it. I feel guilty to this day about it. Many groomers will take on hardship cases for the sake of the animals, but it really is up to the owners to make it happen, even if we have to swallow our pride. You did a great job under difficult conditions. Congrats!

    • Kaye Castleman
      Kaye Castleman Ай бұрын +1

      @Shhh... Totally agree. I feel for the comfort of the dog, the stress of both animal and groomer during the process, and the burden on the owners. I was offering input from my experience on possibilities for circumventing as much of that as possible, and congratulations to the groomer on a job well done. No shade, just observations from someone who's been there.

    • Shhh...
      Shhh... Ай бұрын +6

      @Kaye Castleman In this case, they did. Dogs can get way worse in matting and hygiene - this groomer helped them when they needed it. Stuff happens, you can't rely on generosity but they DID get their dog care while in a tough spot even if it doesn't meet your ideal.

    • Kaye Castleman
      Kaye Castleman Ай бұрын +4

      @Joanne Nicholson Exactly. Which is why it's up to the owner to find a solution, even if they have to beg or barter. In my experience, groomers are pretty compassionate people, and are usually open to any reasonable arrangement. It may be more difficult in large cities, tho.

    • Joanne Nicholson
      Joanne Nicholson Ай бұрын +7

      Pets live a long time. Circumstances might have been perfect for their choice and then life took a turn. Life happens and you do your best.

  • Nobody InParticular
    Nobody InParticular Күн бұрын +2

    Can confirm when I had my pet sitting business. The pekingese were the most aggressive dogs. Shih tsu were also pretty aggressive. Can we just agree that Louie looks so much more comfortable by the end of the video? If he kept coming back, he might actually be more receptive to grooming in the future.

  • Lily Wren
    Lily Wren Ай бұрын +4

    Despite his aggression, I must admit that once he was cleaned up and getting his ear mats taken off that he was really cute. I never realized before that the breed looks like a mini chow chow. I hope the family recovers and finds some peace and comfort soon. I know how it feels to be in a family in turmoil and having animals to care for. It's an unfortunate position to be in...

  • Beacon
    Beacon 24 күн бұрын +3

    Loui (Or however his owners spelt it) is such a sweet dog though, he seems to have just not been either socialized enough or maybe abused before he came to his current owners, he's an adorable little doggie.

  • E. Cole
    E. Cole Ай бұрын +2521

    What a skilled, patient, and compassionate groomer you are!

    • Fobmort
      Fobmort Ай бұрын

      Thank you groomer, for cleaning that dog for our sake.

    • Aimée Kate Kelly
      Aimée Kate Kelly Ай бұрын +3

      @Lisa Mannino putting a dog under sedation isn’t 100 percent risk free. It can be dangerous for the dog . One of my groomers had a Scottish terrier that was so ferocious the vet put it to sleep to get groomed . But then they had to stop because they said it was too risky . Maybe the dog was getting older and had other health conditions though , I’m not sure , I just know the vet told them he couldn’t keep anaesthetising the dog on a regular basis

    • Grace
      Grace Ай бұрын +11

      @Lisa Mannino did you even bother to read the pinned comment?

    • aj lim
      aj lim Ай бұрын +16

      @Lisa Mannino if you read the pinned comment, you'd have known that the owners of this dog didn't have the money for sedation at a vet. additionally, vanessa groomed this dog FOR FREE to help the dog (& owners). so perhaps in a perfect world, sedation would have been superior, but without her, the dog wouldn't have been groomed or cared for at all in the first place.

    • Lisa Mannino
      Lisa Mannino Ай бұрын

      @incollectio Very poor groomer. The dog needed to be sedated at the vet. It's a wonder the dog didn't seizure or have a heart attack. I would never have her touch my dog nor refer other to her. Shame on her.

  • Max Haly
    Max Haly Ай бұрын +11

    Aww, I had a Pekingese for over 11 years (we adopted her when she was 3 years old so she was 14 when she passed) and she was very sweet with most people, but she was very cranky/nasty towards other dogs, especially puppies, which was odd because she actually had a litter of puppies at some point before we adopted her, so you would think she'd be more friendly towards puppies but nope. She was also a massive cuddle bug, she would sleep at the foot of my bed almost every night. I cried so hard when we had to put her to sleep, but she was in a lot of pain due to the nerves in her spine being completely fried, and she could barely walk straight, so putting her down was the right thing to do, but I still miss her a lot. RIP Gabbie :(

  • Jane Collen
    Jane Collen Ай бұрын +12

    Aww! My first childhood dog was a little snow while pekingese. Yes he snapped if he didn't want to get picked up, but I loved him to peices. He became protector to our guinea pigs. To bathe him, my mom stood him up in a tall bucket filled with warm water and he stood up the whole time. Surprisingly he loved it.

  • Games Until Dawn
    Games Until Dawn 15 күн бұрын +1

    That snap made me jump lol. You are awesome and also super brave. These dogs must feel like a million bucks when you're done :)

  • Amanda Bentes
    Amanda Bentes Ай бұрын +8

    this poor baby. i know it’s hard working with aggressive animals, but he must’ve been in so much pain and discomfort. thank you for taking care of him ❤

  • Alberta McKnight
    Alberta McKnight 18 күн бұрын +2

    I’ve had peke’s for years. (All rescues) I’ve found that when their eyesight starts to go, (or they’re not socialized early)is when they get fearful like that. Also, they are very cat-like. They have a ‘kitty timer’. I love your approach, of letting him smell the things first. I may have to try that.

  • Renni
    Renni Ай бұрын +1029

    Right around 13:50 when the cone comes off, you can see where he just felt so much better from what she'd done so far. The fact that he didn't even growl while she finished behind his ears is more than worth the build up to it.
    Plus he inspected everything to the last sniff before it touched him, thats a brilliantly simple way to get into a routine and build some trust.

    • Rabbit0
      Rabbit0 Ай бұрын +1

      @Ceri Oh yeah I definitely agree. I'm not a vet but I've always done that with my dog and tortoise. Gets them comfortable with things.

    • Tiffany Pagillo
      Tiffany Pagillo Ай бұрын +2

      Actually, at that point, he went into freeze mode of fight or flight. He’s not gonna growl in freeze mode. There is so many aspects to a dog being afraid or three sections fight, flight or freeze then after constant fear it becomes learned helplessness. What that dog is feeling is not relief it’s terror.

    • Renni
      Renni Ай бұрын +26

      @Sean Moyer You're underestimating her skills and an animal's mind in general, that dog would have kept growling at LEAST lol
      Building a tiny bit of trust is a huge thing

    • Sean Moyer
      Sean Moyer Ай бұрын +12

      Pretty sure its just too tired from lack of air and fighting for probably and hour plus

    • Ceri
      Ceri Ай бұрын +45

      I let anxious pets sniff everything I'm going to put on their bodies as well... it doesn't always help because I'm a vet so some of the things I do will always be scary to them, but still a good habit to have.

  • Griffith's Wife
    Griffith's Wife Ай бұрын +1

    i wish this dog many more happy and healthy years 🙏🏻 ❤ 💙

  • Stef Miller
    Stef Miller 4 күн бұрын +1

    You did such an incredible job on a really hard dog to groom. I respect your skills so much and thanks for defending people who love their dog but aren't always in a financial position to groom them. Sometimes things happen in life to good people.

  • MacBailey
    MacBailey Ай бұрын +2

    I think it is very important for people looking to adopt to see these videos to get an idea of what the grooming needs and the possible temperament of different dog breeds are. Every dog is and individual, but seeing a dog like this 'oh what a cute little fluff ball' ... that wants to take off your hand, takes regular serious grooming, and has breathing problems is something that has to be factored in.

  • Bodhi Swayze
    Bodhi Swayze Ай бұрын +1

    Oh wow, you have a talent for connecting with these dogs
    I just love your videos. Love and absolute respect from the UK! ❤

  • Tina Michels Nelson
    Tina Michels Nelson 8 күн бұрын +1

    I love how you let him smell the comb and the clippers and get his majesty's approval first!🤣🤣

  • digiscream
    digiscream Ай бұрын +979

    Slow clap for the breeders. They've successfully managed to produce a dog that's impossible to muzzle, so it's also impossible for anyone to get the gunk out of their wrinkled faces without being bitten.
    Poor thing, it's no wonder his warning signals are reversed :(

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Ай бұрын

      @I’m Buggin? Heartbreaking :( :(

    • I’m Buggin?
      I’m Buggin? Ай бұрын +1

      I can’t stand it. I work at an animal hospital, dogs and cats with more normal extended snouts always fight intubation when the come to. And as they should because a tube down your throat would be pretty uncomfortable. Bulldogs, Frenchie’s, pugs, pekes and other brachycephalic breeds almost never fight it. Completely calm breathing with a tube as it’s like the first decent breath they’ve had in their life

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Ай бұрын +1

      @bully Doodles are my nemesis - 30 year groomer myself. I no longer groom large dogs due to my shoulder issues. Happy to only do up to cockapoo/sheltie size....I do see some minis - bernadoodles and the like. Too bad the wire hair shedding type didn't become more popular. I love a wire-haired mutt!!! All the same things apply to doodles it's just they have so much more mass and owners tend to want them long but never help with the brushing.....and they are not hypo-allergenic as thy do shed it just gets trapped in the rest of the undercoat and guard hairs and mats up....since it's not falling out ppl seem to think they don't shed....I know you get it. I find dogs are hairier than ever before with fur growing out of the eye area and ears more than ever....poor females with fur growing inside their vagina's.....all because "Soft Puppies Sell".

    • Elena Latici
      Elena Latici Ай бұрын +1

      @Rekka Riley Same thing with horses, especially Arabians. They now look like lawn ornaments, with stork like legs and seahorse noses that seriously impede breathing.
      Ive had two Arabian horses in my life. Both could be traced back to the Bedouin stallion and mare they came from. Incredible horses, intelligent, hardy, courageous and, when they trust you they become your partner in a way that, frankly, I've never truly experienced with a human.

    • Elena Latici
      Elena Latici Ай бұрын +1

      @SunnyinNV That's very sad. I'm 76 and with twi exceptions have always had rescues, but not a single one was an idiot or an asshole. I guess it's just the luck of the draw.

  • Haley Selene
    Haley Selene 26 күн бұрын +2

    I love how he keeps sniffing the brush like he's afraid it's gonna turn into a clipper

  • Rebecca Lewis
    Rebecca Lewis 8 күн бұрын

    You did a good job with him. I'm impressed with your ability to stay calm while he was trying to bite you. Not everyone can do that. ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James Ай бұрын +5

    He is absolutely the most adorable little monster I’ve ever seen 😍

    BECX /AL X BM 9 күн бұрын +1

    brilliant job with an amazing patient groomer.....hes lucky to have you take care of him so well x

  • no no
    no no Ай бұрын +4

    I wonder how many heart attacks and heart stops this girl went through while grooming the doggo

  • EliteFireSaint
    EliteFireSaint Ай бұрын +726

    GWTD: I want to remove those mats.
    Louie: I want to remove those fingers.

    • Paula Oneill
      Paula Oneill 8 күн бұрын +4

      @Sandra Hertel definitely agree, it’ll feel like getting suffocated ‼️😢

    • tommy fred
      tommy fred 16 күн бұрын +8

      yah at the elbow. :)

    • Sandra Hertel
      Sandra Hertel 16 күн бұрын +12

      Poor dog can barely breathe. Bad breeding,

  • DragonChuu
    DragonChuu Ай бұрын +2

    Your work with him was outstanding! The talking, the patience. ♥

  • nyla
    nyla 14 күн бұрын +1

    P.S. I love watching your work. I think you are the most knowledgeable and compassionate of all groomers I have seen.

  • Pedrovsky Pedrov
    Pedrovsky Pedrov 18 күн бұрын +2

    I have never laughed so hard at any of these grooming videos. Even his little growl at the end when she calls him a bad boy. 😂
    As someone who's owned a lot of small dogs, i know how angry they can get sometimes. But being that small, most of the time they are harmless. My dogs bit me quite a few times along the years, but never did more than a pinch that could leave me with a light bruise.

  • sienna2125
    sienna2125 Ай бұрын +3

    Thanks for being understanding, patient and working through his anxiety :)

  • majbritt1969
    majbritt1969 20 күн бұрын

    You’re so patience with the animals ❤

  • MagicSpaceWolf
    MagicSpaceWolf Ай бұрын +886

    As a former assistant groomer, this was like watching a horror movie 😱 Vanessa/GWTD is one of the most skilled, brave, and kind groomers on the planet.
    P.S.- this video is a stark warning about the consequences of neglecting both training and coat maintenance. Both human and dog could have been seriously injured if Vanessa was not so supremely talented. I truly hope things get better for Louie's family so that something like this doesn't happen again.

    • Liu Carr
      Liu Carr Ай бұрын +4

      @Lisa Mannino what makes you think this?

    • MagicSpaceWolf
      MagicSpaceWolf Ай бұрын +7

      @David Strome Adrienne's reply is correct- you lose too much sensation and dexterity needed for careful use of grooming tools. Also, dogs can bite through rubber, but something like the chainmail mesh gloves like butchers use could actually damage *the biting dog's* jaw and teeth. Some dogs, especially the small breeds, have quite fragile bones and teeth. This is exacerbated by poor breeding and lack of dental care. I would be afraid that a dog trying to take a chomp out of my hand would end up with a broken tooth or far worse :(

    • MagicSpaceWolf
      MagicSpaceWolf Ай бұрын +32

      @Lisa Mannino LMAO. This groomer has literally hundreds of videos on her channel demonstrating her skills and knowledge.
      And I myself spent 2 years in a grooming shop. While that in no way makes me anywhere as skilled as Vanessa, I DO have enough professional experience to say that my shop absolutely would not have dared to work on a dog like this without sedation, and maybe not even then. The fact Vanessa was able to manage the whole groom without getting bitten and even calmed down the dog enough for him to allow her to get the matts behind his ears out--- speaks for itself 🤷

    • Lisa Mannino
      Lisa Mannino Ай бұрын

      Think again! This groomer was not handling this poor dog well at all. She needs to learn about the psychology of dogs. Shame on her.

    • Natalija Smirnova
      Natalija Smirnova Ай бұрын +9

      @Leeirah Brashka I had a Pikkie and it was the most loving, caring and friendly dog ever/ Also, when we got a Brit shorthair, she bullied him from day one and he, knowing she was just a baby, would not touch her. There may be breed traits, but don't forget they also have their own individual personalities!

  • J H
    J H 15 күн бұрын

    You do masterful work and your doggy clients are high art under your touch!!!
    Anyone can show the easy, good dogs, not only was he a hard breed to groom, way past his last groom, little muffin chop was a serious beast, he really challenged your skills, but you showed him who was in charge with appropriate discipline. I am baffled why I love your videos, since I have 3 Shorthaired cats, but I have a new respect for dog groomers. 😻😻

  • ShadowFox1412
    ShadowFox1412 Ай бұрын +2

    You know I thought my dog would be worse with the aggression, but honestly she did pretty well her first professional groom. She kinda just locked up and went stiff rather than try to bite the groomer. Though she was a bit barky and snarly before I passed over the leash once I was gone she settled. The only time she reacted at all was when someone else picked up their dog.
    Edit: note she is a 1 yr old border collie who had a different family before me that never socialized her right. So I’ve had a lot of bad behaviors to undo. She’s doing well now though!

  • Marissa Rottaris
    Marissa Rottaris Ай бұрын +2

    Oh my goodness! He is so adorable!

  • Kelli Ashy
    Kelli Ashy Ай бұрын

    Mad respect for you and the way you do your job!

  • Mama Rogers
    Mama Rogers Ай бұрын

    So kind of you to get him cleaned up and feeling better. Love your videos.

  • Melissa Dunbar
    Melissa Dunbar Ай бұрын +982

    He looked like the grumpiest old man!😂 I could see him chasing kids off his lawn. Poor little dude though. I’m sure he was so uncomfortable and miserable before. It may not have been the prettiest groom ever but it does seem like he is happier and more comfortable. You are an amazing person!❤

    • Rage
      Rage Ай бұрын +29

      I can see him chasing kids off his lawn 😂

    • Old Salty Bear
      Old Salty Bear Ай бұрын +26

      Ha... Louie is my spirit animal.

  • Melanie Gray
    Melanie Gray Ай бұрын +4

    I am so glad he has a groomer like you that is so tolerant. Thank you for being brave! :)

  • luvondarox
    luvondarox Ай бұрын +3

    Awww! It looked like you hurt his feelings when you called him out for being a Karen.
    Seriously, you did a marvelous job on this cranky little fusspot, and you can tell how much he appreciated it near the end when he merely frowned hard at you when getting his ear mats removed. You have the patience of a Saint and the reflexes of a wired cat.

  • John Naughton
    John Naughton 5 күн бұрын

    Amazing! This is such a stressful situation and you handled it wonderfully.

  • Amy Rosebrock
    Amy Rosebrock 8 күн бұрын

    I watched a video where you used the cone of shame on a dog that was vicious with his nails and took that bit of arsenal back with me to work at our Daycare/Boarding facility and I have to say, it was a HUGE game changer for us! We are now able to actually do nails on spicy dogs that before using the cone would try to destroy us. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing what you do!

  • TheTalkingAnvil
    TheTalkingAnvil 23 күн бұрын

    I've been so conditioned by these videos that I swear that every time you say "Good boy!" I complete it in my head "Yes, yes I am!"

  • M Nels
    M Nels Ай бұрын +402

    Nothing against other dog groomers on KZclip, but seeing the way Vanessa deals with a very aggressive dog makes me appreciate what a gifted groomer she is. Next level.

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Ай бұрын

      @psychodahlia_ well...after being the dog girl for so long I am becoming a cat person more and more all the time. Don't get my wrong I love dogs and my career however, I have been saying "kudos to the cat for not letting g us domesticated them to the level of the dog" I Groom cats as well of course but are only about 5 % of my clientele. I moved I to a new home and have taken in a feral cat who is now my love bug!!! Heblovesbyk be groomed....makes him feel good and special. I do deal with the psychology when working with animals and to me it is the out important part....I find that I was open to the learning and after feeling patterns and trying different techniques....encouragement goes a long way!! Support...we all need it° xo

    • psychodahlia_
      psychodahlia_ Ай бұрын +1

      @Mutnut333 thank you for your insight! The reason why I was asking is because I never had a dog and my interactions with them is limited to feeding and petting as I was a volunteer before for a non-profit. I'm also a long time cat human, and I know cats are different from dogs especially with body language and behaviour...and of course, flexibility.

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Ай бұрын +2

      @psychodahlia_ psychologically, Psychodahlia....and perhaps a wee bit physically is what they likely are alluding too.He was being contorted in all kids of ways.... I wouldn't say she is full on aggressive but....she is not engaged completely and just doing these actions TO the dog not with him. Her focus is on the audience she is speaking to and not fully with the dog. I am a 30 year groomer and would approach this dog in a different, more stable, confident manner. So many praising her...yes, she is pretty good but....courage to deal with a dog's fear is only measured within the groomer. Makes me feel good to know I serve my clients in a way that is safer mentally, emotionally as well as physically. I will not allow a dog to be in a state of stress and fear that high....we all have our point....Of course, my approach is different than hers. Perhaps in 20 years she will listen to what the dogs need from her more....that's where I learned....from them and my gut!!! xoxo

    • Elizabeth Chambers
      Elizabeth Chambers Ай бұрын +15

      @E2018 Care to explain? As far as I could tell she was doing her best to help him. You can't just leave a dog with long nails and mats in its fur, because it will only hurt it more later if it isn't taken care of. It's not aggressive to try and keep a dog clean and healthy.

    • psychodahlia_
      psychodahlia_ Ай бұрын +15

      @E2018 seriously, in what way?

  • Philip Spatz
    Philip Spatz Ай бұрын +3

    Another great job completed! You are really an awesome groomer! I know how dangerous angry little pekes can be because at the shelter where I worked for 17 years, we had one we couldn't even pet or get the lead on him. He only allowed one lady to do this.

  • Linda Doll
    Linda Doll 4 күн бұрын

    You were very brave and professional; thank you for pushing on and doing the best for the dog and the family.

  • Brenda Moore
    Brenda Moore Ай бұрын

    He needed your help & he looks soooo much better. ✌🏼Wonderful!

  • c33k4y
    c33k4y 12 күн бұрын

    As a previous groomers assistant I think it is SO courages and important that you show your work even with the difficult dogs and the struggle that can be grooming an insecure dog - it shows not only other groomers and assistans that they share frustrations and that it happens to everyone now and again and releases some guilt over not always being able to help dogs that desperately needs it but more importantly, it shows dog owners and customers why it is more expensive than going to the hairdresser where the subject i.e. themselves sitt still and do not have the same amount of hair/fur and dirt that dogs do and why a professional groomer deserves every bit of the rate for a grooming service! thank you, i adore your content.

  • ~Tami~
    ~Tami~ 13 күн бұрын

    Bless your heart for helping this family in a time of need💜💜💜

  • Shelley Barton
    Shelley Barton Ай бұрын +335

    For this little guys sake.. I'm glad he had you as his groomer. You treated him with kindness and respect and also kept yourself safe. He is lucky to have you.

    • Silverhaired59
      Silverhaired59 Ай бұрын +8

      Agreed! Even the little guy seemed to understand this. He looked like he was about to kiss you there at the end, Vanessa! My little guy is only 40% Pekingese, and does have a short snout (thank goodness), but he is a little guard lion and since we 😂rescued him at 6, he was set that he did not like brushing, combing, or grooming before we got him. It is a fight. I am trying a hammock for foot care now.

  • Alexandre D
    Alexandre D Ай бұрын +4

    I love seeing the > of your work and the reality you face with some of your clients

  • Christine
    Christine 4 күн бұрын

    Bless you. Your a dog groomer Angel. Thank you for sharing, your wisdom, expertise and patience. You really care and it definitely shows.

  • HannahRachel Xo
    HannahRachel Xo 18 күн бұрын

    He's so cute despite him being a naughty jerk. You did such a great job! Have you thought about getting bite gloves for extreme cases like this... for the eye boogers as an example? 💕💕

  • TurboWaitress
    TurboWaitress Ай бұрын +3

    Aww you are amazing, Vanessa. And i’m sure his family appreciated it!

  • Panda Sensei
    Panda Sensei 15 күн бұрын +1

    This the kind of dog where i can't even keep a straight face for 2 seconds, whilst looking at him. What a funny looking character!

  • Lavinia de Mortalium
    Lavinia de Mortalium Ай бұрын +866

    I really appreciate that you give caretakers the benefit of the doubt when a dog isn't groomed top notch. I took my previous dog into the groomers every 6 weeks (poodle) to get groomed (over a 7 year span) and when my depression tanked due to life circumstances, the groomers would give me these little judgmental comments about his nails, or that he wasn't brushed, and I never had the courage to tell them that my mental health was basically at rock bottom. I made sure my dog was always warm, and well fed, and hydrated, and we went on walks most days out of the week even when I wanted to curl up and die, and it made me feel like shit that they thought I was a bad guardian just because he wasn't brushed all the time.
    Edit: To those in the comments who claim depression didn't alter your ability to care for another, and others should exist by your absurd measuring stick? Get help; you're clearly missing your anterior insular cortex. My Dog's coat was always healthy otherwise; I kept him clean, well brushed, and his nails trimmed. I made sure to take him in every 6 weeks like the groomers suggest to keep his coat manageable and tidy. I just couldn't maintain his nails and coat between those visits when depression dragged me down for a 5-6 month period, and because of that I made sure to take him in every 6 weeks without fail so he _could_ get the grooming he needed. I've never loved a dog like the one I've described here. He died last March, and the world isn't remotely the same without him. And don't you dare tell me I should've given up on that dog. I rescued him; I made a legal and emotional promise that I would care for him for the rest of his days despite the awful people who beat him, shoved him in a crate, and abandoned him on the side of the road. I swore to him I would _always_ be here for him - when he had separation anxiety, when he wasn't socialized, when we had to have his leg amputated for cancer -- And I was. I was there for his birthday parties and the 'cakes' that I made, I was there when the thunder storms turned him into a jittery mess and we slept in a blanket fort in the tub, I was there every single night to brush his teeth, there every night to brush out his beautiful red curls, and I was there when I felt his last heartbeat, when I saw his last breath. He slept next to me every single night from the day we adopted him, and I had 7.5 amazing years to know him. I never once had to choose between the gas bill or food, and I'm grateful for that. I took _damn good_ care of my boy. Fuck anyone who thought I didn't take care of him even when I couldn't take care of myself.

    • Elisa Astorino
      Elisa Astorino 23 күн бұрын

      ​@mismermaid22 absolutely perfect reply!

    • mismermaid22
      mismermaid22 Ай бұрын

      @The time is nigh Thank you!!! Exactly!

    • mismermaid22
      mismermaid22 Ай бұрын +3

      @Cass L Good for you. Be grateful that animals exist bc with a heart as ugly and judgemental as yours, you won't find love from anything other than an animal.

    • 🍀PoofyPuppy1999🍀
      🍀PoofyPuppy1999🍀 Ай бұрын +1

      I know what it’s like. I deal with depression too as well as medical challenges. My mom got me my puppy in 2020. She’s my ESA. We live in an apartment that doesn’t allow dogs, but the complex made an exception. She’s a mini Aussie. She’s 3 years old. I trained her to use pee-pee pads in the house. She also goes for walks and I let her run around in the tennis courts. She’s not like your typical active Aussie Shepherd as she has health problems. But on days when I don’t feel well, she can use the bathroom in the house and I play ball with her. She’s well fed and groomed. I give her baths every month, sometimes 2 times in one month. I know how to clip/grind her nails and trim her fur. She even gets her tushies wiped after going potty. She gets her teeth brushed and eats daily dental chews. But I’ve been judged by someone who kept telling me my dog needs to run… she needs to get out more. My dog isn’t socialized because when my mom got her in February 2020, by March 2020 we had our shutdown. So my dog is scared of people, animals and has no confidence. She even has behavioral problems like resource guarding. But we don’t have the money to see an animal behaviorist. But I did some reading and trained her the best way I could. She doesn’t resource guard as much like before. So I was even judged by that same person for not socializing her. It’s my fault that my dog has behavioral problems, it’s my fault that she doesn’t get out much. Everything is my fault.
      But I had random strangers compliment me on how well my dog looks. Even the vet thought I took her to the groomers. I know I do my best to take care of her. If it becomes too much I know to find her a loving home. I’ve had dogs before and they were loved ❤ so I know it’s so easy to judge others because the way a dog looks but it shouldn’t be happening. The only time you should be concerned if a dog looks abused

  • Deborah Dufel
    Deborah Dufel 29 күн бұрын +3

    He probably feels so much better toward the end, allowing the end of the groom. Thank you for caring for these tough dogs.

  • Destiny
    Destiny Ай бұрын +1

    You’re wonderful. Thank you for helping both the owners and the doggo when most people wouldn’t. I hope some amazing things happen in your life.