My groomer has to get my dog’s “consent” during the haircut – otherwise

He was a rude customer.

A Reddit user claiming to be a dog groomer shared an email purportedly from a difficult woman looking to groom her “unique” dog for the first time.

“My name is Susan and I am looking for a groomer for my dog ​​who can groom him in a non-confrontational way that I think is best for him,” began the note, which recently surfaced. again as it goes around again. Reddit.

“Dooley is an 18 month old Bernowdoodle (if you’re not familiar with doodle breeds he’s a Bernese Mountain Dog/Chow/Standard Poodle) and this is his first haircut because I don’t see any willing to adjust. to work within the parameters I believe.

The difficult customer said that he has a rare type of doodle breed.
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Susan explained that Dooley’s hair was seven to eight inches long. He said he wanted to remove one to two thumbs “everywhere”.

“While I’m sure any groomer can easily handle a haircut, I struggle to find a groomer willing to wait for them to approve every aspect of grooming,” he added.

“He will consent by continuing to look you in the eye while you work, and if he looks away, he withdraws his consent, and you must stop until he gives it again.”

As an additional challenge, Susan requested that her dog not be “flowed in a tub” or “forced into a crate” during the living room experience, as she does not believe in anything “uncomfortable”. psychologically.”

The email was shared on Reddit, much to their chagrin.
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“As I understand that not everyone is as fluent in his language as I am, I prefer to stay and watch his grooming to make sure you don’t miss anything he tells you,” he said.

“Dooley needs a bath, a blow-dry, a brush-out (he may have a few small tangles but they are easily cut out) and a perfectly standard haircut.”

To fulfill the almost impossible request, Susan insisted on a tight time frame.

“My schedule is very busy so the appointment can only be two hours maximum,” he said.

“Based on the reviews I read online, I think you are the perfect groomer for Dooley. Please let me know when is the best time to bring him.

Young yellow and cream labradoodle
The client will not allow his puppy to be “tied” to a leash attached to the tub or a crate during the dog’s appointment.
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Some Reddit users rolled their eyes at the paws’ particular request. One Redditor even claimed to know the so-called groomer, stating that the email was a “combination of several clients he had, some of which I still have.”

“I remember the email he got about the dog that he would only be allowed to groom if he had the dog’s permission,” said the summer user.

Some Redditors had an explosion of comments.

“The weirder types of doodles are where I start to cringe. Eye contact/agreement is where I struggle to breathe,” one commenter exclaimed.

“Just say ‘lol’,” simply advised another.

“As a dog behaviorist with a degree in dog behavior and 15 years of experience working with reactive dogs … this is the type of owner who makes their dog a mess,” offered by Dr. Dolittle. “I have clients like that. They reinforce their dog’s insecurities.

“I’m all for cooperative care, but if you’re going to do all the eye contact/chin cup/whatever signals of approval you need to do it yourself,” suggested another.

“No groomers have time for this, or if they do it costs hundreds because they can only do one dog a day,” added the user.

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