I originally posted this under the shizu grooming topic....and supermommy answered quickly... I am so sick about this that I will have the grooming place licence revoked.. My question is will my dog eventaully get back to normal self....please help me ...I will take her anywhere to make her better Thank you all so much Marc
It should wear off after time. Be very gentle for the next month. Since it was only a few hours in this dogs life it should come around quickly. Stay strong. I would take your dog to the vet that you ussually go to so he can assess the psychological damage and record it for future use. If you want to pursue...try contacting your local SPCA for some guidance. I honestly don't know the proper way of handling groomer abuse, but they will or should.
Marc, Extra attention and lots of affection will probably be a big help. Sorry, I just read your previous post. I don't know where you live, but here there are groomers that will come to your home, and they are no more expensive than taking your dog somewhere. Good luck, I'm sure everything will turn out ok.
She will come around but will probably never like to be groomed again. I would not only take pictures but a video tape of how she is acting. You can persue this grommer in a civil suit and win! I have seen it happen. It is very tramatizing for the poor dog and they fear being groomed the rest of their life. You are going to have to find a very patient groomer who will let you stay and comfort her until she gets used to that person and is comfortable with them. Don't take her anywhere that she is not comfortable with.
Thank you so much supermommy....It is so much appreciated that you replied so quickly....I mean she was scared to go out for her walk this evening ...she has spurts of her normal self but is so different after these idiots did this to her that I will be leary to ever take her to any groomer again and do it myself....and least I would do it with care and not harm her EVER....Thanks again Marc
Thank you all for your responses it is very much appreciated....I dont want money...I just want these people NEVER to be able to do this to any dog ever again....I want them closed down....I havenet slept in 3 days and I just watch her and make sure she is OK....I dont know what I would do if something happened to her Thanks to you all Marc
Marc, I understand what you mean. I had a cockapoo years ago and I took her to a different groomer because my groomer was out of town. She came home and was terrified. She was shaking all over and just hid under the bed. She would walk a few steps and sit down. Well they had cut her retum and it got infected. They also never cooled the blade down and she ended up with clipper burn in 8 different places. Even when her regular groomer came back she was scared so I had to learn to groom her myself. I went after these people full force. I contacted the BBB and filed a civil claim for my vet expenses. I won but their name was mud and they ended up closing down. And that meant alot more to me then the money. Good luck with your little one and I am sure she will come around.
Thank you cschimizzi this quick response is also greatly appreciated....and Tomorrow morning I will begin procedings against these people and once again I dont care about the money just that my little girl is OK.....But I do want these people shut down and fast Thanks again Marc
Dear Marc1441, I do remember reading your other post. Supermommy does very well on answering posts right away. You have every right to be upset. She will get back to her normal self. Just give her time, and a lot of love. Act like everything is normal, and alright. You could try petsmart grooming, they are wonderful. It will show her that groomers can be good, but stay at the window the entire time, unless she starts crying. Best of Wishes, LindyLou