2: Dogs are really unpredictable (but like, really)
Your dog grooming course should teach you all about dog behavior and how to work with different types of dogs including difficult-to-groom ones. But reading about working with dogs and actually doing it is a very different experience.
Most groomers are surprised the first time they work on a “difficult” dog. It’s more challenging than you think it’ll be! Some scenarios you’re likely to encounter:
- The terrified dog who wants to bite your face when you get within 3 feet of her
- The overly-friendly dog who wants to tackle you to the ground and lick your face when you get within 3 feet of him (i.e. my puppy)
- The dog who hates all other dogs and becomes Cujo when another dog is in her field of vision
- The dog who loves all other dogs and screams until he’s allowed to play with them (i.e. my puppy)
- The water-lover who…