How Groomers Are Able to Keep Dogs Still

by ABK Grooming

The main reason most people go to groomers is that they have the amazing ability to get dogs to stay still. Dogs become fearful and fidgety when they are getting groomed, but groomers have some tricks up their sleeves to help make the grooming session a success.



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Groomers use non-slip surfaces. To help dogs stand still and steady, groomers invest in special non-slip padding for appropriate surfaces such as grooming tables or bathtubs. It helps prevent fatigue which makes for a calm dog.

Grooming Restraints

Dog restrains

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The grooming restraints are necessary for grooming saloon as the “stay” command won’t be effective in keeping your dog still. The grooming noose is extra handy; it comes attached to the tall metal bar shaped like an upside-down L, it restrains the dog around his neck, keeps him still on the table.

Gentle Approaches

Gentle Approaches

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Choose a groomer who talks gently to your dog and shows patience when grooming. Avoid those who speak of showing the dog who’s the boss or has a reputation of using force to keep the dogs in line. Dogs can get nervous, hyper, or overwhelmed, so try to find someone who will talk calmly to nervous dogs and gives them well-deserved breaks now and then.

Soothing Environment

Soothing environment


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Some groomers create a calming environment in the air through essential oils infused through a diffuser. They also use certain shampoos with soothing ingredients to calm the pet.

Good Practices

Good Practices

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Sometimes, groomers come across dogs who are quite aggressive and who won’t stand still despite all their efforts. In such cases, it’s good practice for groomers to stop rather than push their services on the pet. Comfort and safety should be their top priority.