How to groom a dog who behaves like a bucking bronco!
August 16, 2009 8:58 AM Subscribe
Can anyone please give advice on how to snip a couple matted areas from our rambunctious Newfoundland dog without anybody being hurt?
posted by newfers to pets & animals (13 answers total)
Our Newfoundland dog, Daisy, who is a year and a half old, has developed a couple of matted spots around her ears. We somehow missed these as they developed (bad parents!), and now we'd like to snip them away. Problem is, she's a very playful and strong dog, and weighs over 100 lbs, and when we brush or groom her, she thinks we're playing, and thus she bounces and bucks and wants to play or nibble at our hands. She's still very much a puppy and rarely has any time when she just wants to sit and enjoy being petted - mostly she wants to actively play with us, so when we brush her, it's quite a chore sometimes.
We have sheep shearing clippers, and scissors of course, so I'm seeking advice on how two people (wifey and I) can quickly and easily clip these matted spots away (very near her ears) without incurring too much damage to ourselves!