Dog behavior is the internally coordinated responses (actions or inactions) of the domestic dog (individuals or groups) to internal and/or external stimuli.[94] As the oldest domesticated species, with estimates ranging from 9,000–30,000 years BCE, the minds of dogs inevitably have been shaped by millennia of contact with humans. As a result of this physical and social evolution, dogs, more than any other species, have acquired the ability to understand and communicate with humans, and they are uniquely attuned to human behaviors.[18] Behavioral scientists have uncovered a surprising set of social-cognitive abilities in the domestic dog. These abilities are not possessed by the dog's closest canine relatives nor by other highly intelligent mammals such as great apes but rather parallel some of the social-cognitive skills of human children.[95]
Here at HomeRun Grooming owner's Mary and Abel Sanchez both are certified groomers with several years of experience in breed cuts, special cuts ( mow-hawks, lion cuts, mullets, pants and shirt, boots, any cut imaginable), and even cats.  They both recognize that each pup is unique so they have education on grooming, behavior training, socialization, nutrition, and health care. When it comes to grooming they are talented, passionate, and committed to make each pup feel as comfortable as possible at HomeRun Grooming.  ... View Profile
Dogs have lived and worked with humans in many roles. In addition to dogs' role as companion animals, dogs have been bred for herding livestock (collies, sheepdogs),[154][17] hunting (hounds, pointers),[43] and rodent control (terriers).[17] Other types of working dogs include search and rescue dogs,[155] detection dogs trained to detect illicit drugs[156] or chemical weapons;[157] guard dogs; dogs who assist fishermen with the use of nets; and dogs that pull loads.[17] In 1957, the dog Laika became the first animal to be launched into Earth orbit, aboard the Soviets' Sputnik 2; she died during the flight.[158][159]
Some owners have been coming for years, and appreciate the use of the equipment and pleasant environment; others are walking in with their very first dog and have no idea where to start. Everything needed to bathe and groom your pet is provided. The Staff looks forward to showing owners how to use the professional equipment and we clean up the mess. It’s a win, win situation for pets and pet owners alike.
Clip the dog's fur after it's completely dried. If you plan to clip your dog's hair, make sure to read the directions that came with the clippers. Get an information book or video, or consult with a groomer about the proper use of your clippers. Make sure that the clipper blades are sharp and the clippers well lubricated. If the blades are not sharp, they can pull on the hair.
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Neutering reduces problems caused by hypersexuality, especially in male dogs.[76] Spayed female dogs are less likely to develop some forms of cancer, affecting mammary glands, ovaries, and other reproductive organs.[77] However, neutering increases the risk of urinary incontinence in female dogs,[78] and prostate cancer in males,[79] as well as osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma, cruciate ligament rupture, obesity, and diabetes mellitus in either sex.[80]
A common breeding practice for pet dogs is mating between close relatives (e.g. between half- and full siblings).[81] Inbreeding depression is considered to be due largely to the expression of homozygous deleterious recessive mutations.[82] Outcrossing between unrelated individuals, including dogs of different breeds, results in the beneficial masking of deleterious recessive mutations in progeny.[83]
Raised grooming tables and bath tubs keep you from bending your back and hurting yourself. Any table or sturdy surface could serve as a makeshift grooming table, but always have a non-skid surface for the dog to stand on. That means no wheels on the table. Hardware stores usually carry rubber-backed or rubber runners sold by the yard that you can cut to size of any surface.
Whether you love to know your dog is clean or you’re gearing up for family photos with him or her, a dog grooming salon can take care of everything. From baths to brushing, to even painting your dog’s nails, you can expect to pay a starting price of about $40 for a full grooming service (for a small dog). Grooming salons will mostly offer a basic package deal which can include a bath, trimmed nails, and cleaned ears. Dog grooming salons give special care to elderly dogs who might need to take frequent potty breaks or rests between services.
Dry your dog. Use a squeegee or use your hand as a squeegee to force water off of the coat and body. Towel dry him as best as you can while he's still in the tub, so you don't make a mess. Place the towel over your dog’s back, or hold it next to him and give permission to shake the water off their body. Many dogs will learn the “bath rules” and wait to shake until you have placed the towel over them to contain the water droplets. Another type of towel to use is a chamois, which is a thin fleece like towel that is designed to be wrung out when wet. It lessens the amount of towels needed and does the bulk of the work. Using a chamois, then a towel makes drying less of a hassle.
The Dog Wash in Arlington is wonderful. I have two Golden Retrievers, one of whom has a very thick red coat that sheds a lot. They can never receive enough baths. I like to do it myself, but doing it in the backyard with a hose involves bending over a bunch (my back isn't the same as when I was young) and I always end up getting soaked and wasting a lot of shampoo.
Dog intelligence is the ability of the dog to perceive information and retain it as knowledge for applying to solve problems. Dogs have been shown to learn by inference. A study with Rico showed that he knew the labels of over 200 different items. He inferred the names of novel items by exclusion learning and correctly retrieved those novel items immediately and also 4 weeks after the initial exposure. Dogs have advanced memory skills. A study documented the learning and memory capabilities of a border collie, "Chaser", who had learned the names and could associate by verbal command over 1,000 words[87]. Dogs are able to read and react appropriately to human body language such as gesturing and pointing, and to understand human voice commands, although a 2018 study on canine cognitive abilities found that dogs' capabilities are not more exceptional than those of other animals, such as horses, chimpanzees or cats.[88]
We do everything from sophisticated show trims. To low maintenance haircuts. The DFW areas only multiple Best in Show winning groomer. Winning specialties in Giant Schnauzers, Bichon Frises, Poodles and Collies. We do not give price quotes nor make appointments via the internet. Please call the shop during regular business hours to make appointments or discuss pricing. Thank you.
A common breeding practice for pet dogs is mating between close relatives (e.g. between half- and full siblings).[81] Inbreeding depression is considered to be due largely to the expression of homozygous deleterious recessive mutations.[82] Outcrossing between unrelated individuals, including dogs of different breeds, results in the beneficial masking of deleterious recessive mutations in progeny.[83]
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The Pooch Palace Business Hours<\/h2>\r\nSunday:<\/strong> closed\r\nMonday:<\/strong> 10AM-5PM\r\nTuesday:<\/strong> 10AM-5PM\r\nWednesday:<\/strong> 10AM-5PM\r\nThursday:<\/strong> 10AM-5PM\r\nFriday:<\/strong> closed\r\nSaturday:<\/strong> closed","post_title":"The Pooch Palace","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"the-pooch-palace-2","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2018-05-06 21:21:59","post_modified_gmt":"2018-05-06 21:21:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/the-pooch-palace-2\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"job_listing","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},"status":{"published":true,"featured":false,"claimed":false,"favorited":false,"businessHours":false,"businessIsOpen":null},"permalink":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/the-pooch-palace-2\/","title":"The Pooch Palace","telephone":"+1 208-459-3310","location":{"raw":"121 N 21st Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605, USA","address":"121 North 21st AvenueCaldwell, ID 83605<\/a>","lng":"-116.672884","lat":"43.658279"},"featuredImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/The-Pooch-Palace-1.jpeg"},"secondaryImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","type":"logo","style":"square","permalink":null},"mapMarker":{"term":112,"icon":"ion-ios-paw","target":""},"styles":{"featuredStyle":"badge","cardClasses":"listing-card type-job_listing style-grid"},"i18n":{"featured":"Featured"},"reviews":{"average":0,"count":0,"stars":{"full":0,"half":0,"empty":5},"i18n":{"totalStars":"0 Stars"}},"json_ld":{"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Place","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/the-pooch-palace-2\/","name":"The Pooch Palace","description":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap. The Pooch Palace…","url":{"@type":"URL","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/the-pooch-palace-2\/"},"hasMap":"http:\/\/maps.google.com\/maps?daddr=43.658279%2C-116.672884","address":{"@type":"PostalAddress","addressLocality":"Caldwell","addressRegion":"ID","postalCode":"83605","addressCountry":"United States","streetAddress":"121 North 21st Avenue"},"geo":{"@type":"GeoCoordinates","latitude":"43.658279","longitude":"-116.672884"},"image":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/The-Pooch-Palace-1-150x150.jpeg","logo":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png"},"cardDisplay":{"title":true,"address":true,"telephone":true,"rating":true,"secondaryImage":true,"claimed":true,"target":false},"currentUser":{"id":0}},{"id":30650,"object":{"ID":30650,"post_author":"1","post_date":"2018-05-08 16:55:21","post_date_gmt":"2018-05-08 16:55:21","post_content":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap.\r\n

Suzy Q's Pet Grooming Salon Business Hours<\/h2>\r\nSunday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-2PM\r\nMonday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-2PM\r\nTuesday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-2PM\r\nWednesday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-2PM\r\nThursday:<\/strong> closed\r\nFriday:<\/strong> closed\r\nSaturday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-2PM","post_title":"Suzy Q's Pet Grooming Salon","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"suzy-qs-pet-grooming-salon","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2018-05-08 16:55:21","post_modified_gmt":"2018-05-08 16:55:21","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/suzy-qs-pet-grooming-salon\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"job_listing","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},"status":{"published":true,"featured":false,"claimed":false,"favorited":false,"businessHours":false,"businessIsOpen":null},"permalink":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/suzy-qs-pet-grooming-salon\/","title":"Suzy Q’s Pet Grooming Salon","telephone":"+1 256-907-1933","location":{"raw":"419 N Broad St, Albertville, AL 35950, USA","address":"419 North Broad StreetAlbertville, AL 35950<\/a>","lng":"-86.205168","lat":"34.2741794"},"featuredImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/Suzy-Qs-Pet-Grooming-Salon.png"},"secondaryImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","type":"logo","style":"square","permalink":null},"mapMarker":{"term":112,"icon":"ion-ios-paw","target":""},"styles":{"featuredStyle":"badge","cardClasses":"listing-card type-job_listing style-grid"},"i18n":{"featured":"Featured"},"reviews":{"average":0,"count":0,"stars":{"full":0,"half":0,"empty":5},"i18n":{"totalStars":"0 Stars"}},"json_ld":{"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Place","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/suzy-qs-pet-grooming-salon\/","name":"Suzy Q’s Pet Grooming Salon","description":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap. Suzy Q's Pet…","url":{"@type":"URL","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/suzy-qs-pet-grooming-salon\/"},"hasMap":"http:\/\/maps.google.com\/maps?daddr=34.2741794%2C-86.205168","address":{"@type":"PostalAddress","addressLocality":"Albertville","addressRegion":"AL","postalCode":"35950","addressCountry":"United States","streetAddress":"419 North Broad Street"},"geo":{"@type":"GeoCoordinates","latitude":"34.2741794","longitude":"-86.205168"},"image":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/Suzy-Qs-Pet-Grooming-Salon-150x150.png","logo":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"http:\/\/suzyqspetgroomingsalon.com"}},"cardDisplay":{"title":true,"address":true,"telephone":true,"rating":true,"secondaryImage":true,"claimed":true,"target":false},"currentUser":{"id":0}},{"id":24685,"object":{"ID":24685,"post_author":"1","post_date":"2018-05-07 08:34:12","post_date_gmt":"2018-05-07 08:34:12","post_content":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap.\r\n

Hair Of The Dog Business Hours<\/h2>\r\nSunday:<\/strong> 10AM-7PM\r\nMonday:<\/strong> 10AM-7PM\r\nTuesday:<\/strong> 10AM-7PM\r\nWednesday:<\/strong> 10AM-7PM\r\nThursday:<\/strong> 10AM-6PM\r\nFriday:<\/strong> 10AM-6PM\r\nSaturday:<\/strong> 10AM-7PM","post_title":"Hair Of The Dog","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"hair-of-the-dog-14","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2018-05-07 08:34:12","post_modified_gmt":"2018-05-07 08:34:12","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/hair-of-the-dog-14\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"job_listing","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},"status":{"published":true,"featured":false,"claimed":false,"favorited":false,"businessHours":false,"businessIsOpen":null},"permalink":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/hair-of-the-dog-14\/","title":"Hair Of The Dog","telephone":"+1 503-284-9274","location":{"raw":"1211 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, USA","address":"1211 Northeast Alberta StreetPortland, OR 97211<\/a>","lng":"-122.6533093","lat":"45.5592456"},"featuredImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/Hair-Of-The-Dog-2.jpeg"},"secondaryImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","type":"logo","style":"square","permalink":null},"mapMarker":{"term":112,"icon":"ion-ios-paw","target":""},"styles":{"featuredStyle":"badge","cardClasses":"listing-card type-job_listing style-grid"},"i18n":{"featured":"Featured"},"reviews":{"average":0,"count":0,"stars":{"full":0,"half":0,"empty":5},"i18n":{"totalStars":"0 Stars"}},"json_ld":{"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Place","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/hair-of-the-dog-14\/","name":"Hair Of The Dog","description":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap. Hair Of The…","url":{"@type":"URL","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/hair-of-the-dog-14\/"},"hasMap":"http:\/\/maps.google.com\/maps?daddr=45.5592456%2C-122.6533093","address":{"@type":"PostalAddress","addressLocality":"Portland","addressRegion":"OR","postalCode":"97211","addressCountry":"United States","streetAddress":"1211 Northeast Alberta Street"},"geo":{"@type":"GeoCoordinates","latitude":"45.5592456","longitude":"-122.6533093"},"image":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/Hair-Of-The-Dog-2-150x150.jpeg","logo":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"http:\/\/hodwashandgroom.com"}},"cardDisplay":{"title":true,"address":true,"telephone":true,"rating":true,"secondaryImage":true,"claimed":true,"target":false},"currentUser":{"id":0}},{"id":17259,"object":{"ID":17259,"post_author":"1","post_date":"2018-05-05 06:32:42","post_date_gmt":"2018-05-05 06:32:42","post_content":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap.\r\n

Aussie Pet Mobile North Indianapolis Business Hours<\/h2>\r\nSunday:<\/strong>\u00a08:30AM-5:30PM\r\nMonday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-5:30PM\r\nTuesday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-5:30PM\r\nWednesday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-5:30PM\r\nThursday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-5:30PM\r\nFriday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-5:30PM\r\nSaturday:<\/strong> 8:30AM-5:30PM","post_title":"Aussie Pet Mobile North Indianapolis","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"aussie-pet-mobile-north-indianapolis","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2018-05-05 06:32:42","post_modified_gmt":"2018-05-05 06:32:42","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/aussie-pet-mobile-north-indianapolis\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"job_listing","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},"status":{"published":true,"featured":false,"claimed":false,"favorited":false,"businessHours":false,"businessIsOpen":null},"permalink":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/aussie-pet-mobile-north-indianapolis\/","title":"Aussie Pet Mobile North Indianapolis","telephone":"+1 317-879-6506","location":{"raw":"Noblesville, IN, USA","address":"Noblesville, IN<\/a>","lng":"-86.0085955","lat":"40.0455917"},"featuredImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/Aussie-Pet-Mobile-North-Indianapolis.jpeg"},"secondaryImage":{"url":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","type":"logo","style":"square","permalink":null},"mapMarker":{"term":112,"icon":"ion-ios-paw","target":""},"styles":{"featuredStyle":"badge","cardClasses":"listing-card type-job_listing style-grid"},"i18n":{"featured":"Featured"},"reviews":{"average":0,"count":0,"stars":{"full":0,"half":0,"empty":5},"i18n":{"totalStars":"0 Stars"}},"json_ld":{"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Place","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/aussie-pet-mobile-north-indianapolis\/","name":"Aussie Pet Mobile North Indianapolis","description":"Do you know the owner of this grooming listing? Let them know to claim this listing to keep it updated with the latest information. The information provided on this dog groomer listing should be valid if by any chance is not, report the problem and we will try and update it asap. Aussie Pet Mobile…","url":{"@type":"URL","@id":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/dog-groomer\/aussie-pet-mobile-north-indianapolis\/"},"hasMap":"http:\/\/maps.google.com\/maps?daddr=40.0455917%2C-86.0085955","geo":{"@type":"GeoCoordinates","latitude":"40.0455917","longitude":"-86.0085955"},"image":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/05\/Aussie-Pet-Mobile-North-Indianapolis-150x150.jpeg","logo":"https:\/\/doggroomingnearme.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/Dog-Grooming-Near-Me-Avatar-Icon-150x150.png","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"http:\/\/petgroomingnorthindy.com"}},"cardDisplay":{"title":true,"address":true,"telephone":true,"rating":true,"secondaryImage":true,"claimed":true,"target":false},"currentUser":{"id":0}}]};
In Christianity, dogs represent faithfulness.[208] Within the Roman Catholic denomination specifically, the iconography of Saint Dominic includes a dog, after the hallow's mother dreamt of a dog springing from her womb and becoming pregnant shortly thereafter.[214] As such, the Dominican Order (Ecclesiastical Latin: Dominicanus) means "dogs of the Lord" or "hounds of the Lord" (Ecclesiastical Latin: domini canis).[214] In Christian folklore, a church grim often takes the form of a black dog to guard Christian churches and their churchyards from sacrilege.[215]
A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.
Although dogs are the most abundant and widely distributed terrestrial carnivores, the potential of feral and free-ranging dogs to compete with other large carnivores is limited by their strong association with humans.[7] For example, a review of the studies in the competitive effects of dogs on sympatric carnivores did not mention any research on competition between dogs and wolves.[108][109] Although wolves are known to kill dogs, they tend to live in pairs or in small packs in areas where they are highly persecuted, giving them a disadvantage facing large dog groups.[108][110]

Dogs generally have brown eyes and wolves almost always have amber or light colored eyes.[49] The skin of domestic dogs tends to be thicker than that of wolves, with some Inuit tribes favoring the former for use as clothing due to its greater resistance to wear and tear in harsh weather.[50] The paws of a dog are half the size of those of a wolf, and their tails tend to curl upwards, another trait not found in wolves.[51] The dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioral and morphological variation than any other land mammal.[52]
Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:
Dog meat is consumed in some East Asian countries, including Korea, China[133] and Vietnam,[134] a practice that dates back to antiquity.[164] It is estimated that 13–16 million dogs are killed and consumed in Asia every year.[165] In China, debates have ensued over banning the consumption of dog meat.[166] Following the Sui and Tang dynasties of the first millennium, however, people living on the plains of northern China began to eschew eating dogs. This is likely due to the spread of Buddhism and Islam, two religions that forbade the consumption of certain animals, including dogs. As members of the upper classes shunned dog meat, it gradually became a social taboo to eat it, despite the fact that the general population continued to consume it for centuries afterward.[167] Other cultures, such as Polynesia and pre-Columbian Mexico, also consumed dog meat in their history. However, Western, South Asian, African, and Middle Eastern cultures, in general, regard consumption of dog meat as taboo. In some places, however, such as in rural areas of Poland, dog fat is believed to have medicinal properties – being good for the lungs for instance.[168] Dog meat is also consumed in some parts of Switzerland.[169] Proponents of eating dog meat have argued that placing a distinction between livestock and dogs is western hypocrisy, and that there is no difference with eating the meat of different animals.[170][171][172][173]
Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species)[5] is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids,[6] and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.[7][8][9][10][11] The dog and the extant gray wolf are sister taxa[12][13][14] as modern wolves are not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated,[13][14] which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct.[15] The dog was the first species to be domesticated[14][16] and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.[17]
Dog grooming prices for nail trims can vary based on the the size and temperament of your dog, where the nail trimming takes place, and whether you bundle the trim with other grooming services. The average cost to get your dog’s nails trimmed usually ranges from approximately $10 to $25. Nationally, the average for dog grooming prices is $60-$80, which usually encompasses not only nail trimming but also bathing, haircuts and other services.
In 2013, an estimate of the global dog population was 987 million.[104] Although it is said that the "dog is man's best friend",[105] this refers largely to the ~20% of dogs that live in developed countries. In the developing world, dogs are more commonly feral or communally owned, with pet dogs uncommon.[50] Most of these dogs live their lives as scavengers and have never been owned by humans, with one study showing their most common response when approached by strangers is to run away (52%) or respond aggressively (11%).[106] Little is known about these dogs, or the dogs in developed countries that are feral, stray or are in shelters, because the great majority of modern research on dog cognition has focused on pet dogs living in human homes.[107]
A number of common human foods and household ingestibles are toxic to dogs, including chocolate solids (theobromine poisoning), onion and garlic (thiosulphate, sulfoxide or disulfide poisoning),[54] grapes and raisins, macadamia nuts, xylitol,[55] as well as various plants and other potentially ingested materials.[56][57] The nicotine in tobacco can also be dangerous. Dogs can be exposed to the substance by scavenging through garbage bins or ashtrays and eating cigars and cigarettes. Signs can be vomiting of large amounts (e.g., from eating cigar butts) or diarrhea. Some other signs are abdominal pain, loss of coordination, collapse, or death.[58] Dogs are susceptible to theobromine poisoning, typically from ingestion of chocolate. Theobromine is toxic to dogs because, although the dog's metabolism is capable of breaking down the chemical, the process is so slow that for some dogs even small amounts of chocolate can be fatal, especially dark chocolate.

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Various kinds of service dogs and assistance dogs, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, and psychiatric service dogs provide assistance to individuals with disabilities.[160][161] Some dogs owned by epileptics have been shown to alert their handler when the handler shows signs of an impending seizure, sometimes well in advance of onset, allowing the guardian to seek safety, medication, or medical care.[162]

The longest-lived breeds, including toy poodles, Japanese spitz, Border terriers, and Tibetan spaniels, have median longevities of 14 to 15 years.[64] The median longevity of mixed-breed dogs, taken as an average of all sizes, is one or more years longer than that of purebred dogs when all breeds are averaged.[62][63][64][65] The longest-lived dog was "Bluey", an Australian Cattle Dog who died in 1939 at 29.5 years of age.[66][67]
Clip the dog's hair methodically.[9] You can place the blade against the body safely, so long as you don't press the blade strongly into the skin. Brush against the direction of hair growth(back-brush) before running the clippers the other direction; with the direction of hair growth. Using the clippers against the growth of hair will have the same effect as back-brushing, but will leave a shorter length than the clipper blade that you are using. If you want to shave against the growth of hair, a blade size gets two blade sizes smaller when cutting against the grain. For example, when cutting with 4# against the grain check how long a 7# leaves behind when cutting with the grain. Move the clippers surely, but slowly across the dog's body to remove the hair — moving too fast might leave uneven lines. Always move the blade with the direction of the hairs' growth unless you want a shorter length than your blade claims to leave. Begin at the neck, then move down to the shoulders, under the ears, and toward the chin, throat, and chest areas. DO NOT use a size seven or any skip blades around the throat area or any flaps on the body that can fit between the teeth, such as the Achilles' tendons, arm pits, genital area, tip of tail, or anus. Then, clip the dog's back and sides. Finally, clip the hair on the dog's legs. Be careful when cutting the neck with any blade as it's the most dangerous to cut. Never cut straight down, do so at angles to avoid flaps you can't see in the neck getting cut.