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Grooming Problem (Old Dog)

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by swine1, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. swine1

    swine1 PetForums Newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
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    We have a rescue dog now 13 years old. We have had no problem grooming her ie wash and cut untill this year. She is a German shepherd cross and long haired. All attempts to wash or cut are met with snarls and snaps. At present she is matted up and her back end is to say the least mucky. She is a happy dog, well manered, but today my wife and I tried to clean her up and she turned on me sinking her teeth in my arm. We are at a loss what to do. How can we clean her up???. Never had this problem with any dog.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Best Regards, Bernard.
  2. kathryn773

    kathryn773 PetForums VIP

    Sep 3, 2008
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    Perhaps she is in pain, an elderly dog.
    I would start with a vet mot.
    1 person likes this.
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I agree with the above. Sounds very much like a response to pain.
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