Clean your dog's ears. It's normal for a clean ear to have some wax in it, but there shouldn't be any particular smell to it. To clean your dog's ears, apply some ear cleaning solution (bought at a pet supply store) to a cotton round. Not too much or it will drip into the ear while wiping. Wipe dirt and wax away from the inner ear, but don't rub vigorously, as this might cause sores. Don't push too far into the ear, either. If your dog has drop ears like a bassett hound, wipe the inside of the ear flag as dirt collects there as well. The groomers rule of thumb is to clean only what you can see.

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.


In 1999, a study of mitochondrial DNA indicated that the domestic dog may have originated from multiple grey wolf populations, with the dingo and New Guinea singing dog "breeds" having developed at a time when human populations were more isolated from each other.[23] In the third edition of Mammal Species of the World published in 2005, the mammalogist W. Christopher Wozencraft listed under the wolf Canis lupus its wild subspecies, and proposed two additional subspecies: "familiaris Linneaus, 1758 [domestic dog]" and "dingo Meyer, 1793 [domestic dog]". Wozencraft included hallstromi – the New Guinea singing dog – as a taxonomic synonym for the dingo. Wozencraft referred to the mDNA study as one of the guides in forming his decision.[1] The inclusion of familiaris and dingo under a "domestic dog" clade has been noted by other mammalogists.[24] This classification by Wozencraft is debated among zoologists.[25]
Take extra care with dark-nailed dogs not to clip to the quick (blood vessel). Go slowly, and only take a little bit off at a time. Dremeling is much safer and easier to avoid hitting the quick, as it shaves only a little bit at a time. Use a cordless pet-safe Dremel tool, as the corded ones will not stop turning if they catch hair. Don't dremel for too long as it will burn the nail and prolong the trimming process for the dog which causes more stress. The best recommended process is trim first then dremel to shorten a little bit and round out the nail do it's not sharp.
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^ Jump up to: a b Thalmann, O.; Shapiro, B.; Cui, P.; Schuenemann, V.J.; Sawyer, S.K.; Greenfield, D.L.; Germonpre, M.B.; Sablin, M.V.; Lopez-Giraldez, F.; Domingo-Roura, X.; Napierala, H.; Uerpmann, H.-P.; Loponte, D.M.; Acosta, A.A.; Giemsch, L.; Schmitz, R.W.; Worthington, B.; Buikstra, J.E.; Druzhkova, A.; Graphodatsky, A.S.; Ovodov, N.D.; Wahlberg, N.; Freedman, A.H.; Schweizer, R.M.; Koepfli, K.- P.; Leonard, J.A.; Meyer, M.; Krause, J.; Paabo, S.; et al. (2013). "Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Ancient Canids Suggest a European Origin of Domestic Dogs". Science. 342 (6160): 871–874. Bibcode:2013Sci...342..871T. doi:10.1126/science.1243650. hdl:10261/88173. PMID 24233726.

Citing a 2008 study, the U.S. Center for Disease Control estimated in 2015 that 4.5 million people in the USA are bitten by dogs each year.[176] A 2015 study estimated that 1.8% of the U.S. population is bitten each year.[177] In the 1980s and 1990s the US averaged 17 fatalities per year, while since 2007 this has increased to an average of 31.[178] 77% of dog bites are from the pet of family or friends, and 50% of attacks occur on the property of the dog's legal owner.[178]

Unlike other domestic species which were primarily selected for production-related traits, dogs were initially selected for their behaviors.[96][97] In 2016, a study found that there were only 11 fixed genes that showed variation between wolves and dogs. These gene variations were unlikely to have been the result of natural evolution, and indicate selection on both morphology and behavior during dog domestication. These genes have been shown to affect the catecholamine synthesis pathway, with the majority of the genes affecting the fight-or-flight response[97][98] (i.e. selection for tameness), and emotional processing.[97] Dogs generally show reduced fear and aggression compared with wolves.[97][99] Some of these genes have been associated with aggression in some dog breeds, indicating their importance in both the initial domestication and then later in breed formation.[97] Traits of high sociability and lack of fear in dogs may include genetic modifications related to Williams-Beuren syndrome in humans, which cause hypersociability at the expense of problem solving ability.[100][101][102]
Clear the dog's eyes. White-haired breeds or those with large eyes that water a lot (Pekingese, Pugs, Pomeranians, etc.) may need more maintenance in this area than others. Depending on your particular dog, this step may be a simple matter of wiping or pulling eye debris away from the corners of the eyes. Long-haired or white-haired dogs may need special attention to make sure that all gunk is out of the coat, as they may get tear stains. You can buy products made for removing "tear stains" from a white coat at a pet supply store.
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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}}]};


^ Jump up to: a b Thalmann, O.; Shapiro, B.; Cui, P.; Schuenemann, V.J.; Sawyer, S.K.; Greenfield, D.L.; Germonpre, M.B.; Sablin, M.V.; Lopez-Giraldez, F.; Domingo-Roura, X.; Napierala, H.; Uerpmann, H.-P.; Loponte, D.M.; Acosta, A.A.; Giemsch, L.; Schmitz, R.W.; Worthington, B.; Buikstra, J.E.; Druzhkova, A.; Graphodatsky, A.S.; Ovodov, N.D.; Wahlberg, N.; Freedman, A.H.; Schweizer, R.M.; Koepfli, K.- P.; Leonard, J.A.; Meyer, M.; Krause, J.; Paabo, S.; et al. (2013). "Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Ancient Canids Suggest a European Origin of Domestic Dogs". Science. 342 (6160): 871–874. Bibcode:2013Sci...342..871T. doi:10.1126/science.1243650. hdl:10261/88173. PMID 24233726.
There are many different shapes for dog tails: straight, straight up, sickle, curled, or cork-screw. As with many canids, one of the primary functions of a dog's tail is to communicate their emotional state, which can be important in getting along with others. In some hunting dogs, however, the tail is traditionally docked to avoid injuries.[38] In some breeds, such as the Braque du Bourbonnais, puppies can be born with a short tail or no tail at all.[39]
According to the Humane Society of the United States, 3–4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States and many more are confined to cages in shelters because there are many more animals than there are homes. Spaying or castrating dogs helps keep overpopulation down.[75] Local humane societies, SPCAs, and other animal protection organizations urge people to neuter their pets and to adopt animals from shelters instead of purchasing them.
In 1758, the Swedish botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus published in his Systema Naturae the binomial nomenclature – or the two-word naming – of species. Canis is the Latin word meaning "dog",[21] and under this genus he listed the dog-like carnivores including domestic dogs, wolves, and jackals. He classified the domestic dog as Canis familiaris, and on the next page he classified the wolf as Canis lupus.[3] Linnaeus considered the dog to be a separate species from the wolf because of its cauda recurvata - its upturning tail which is not found in any other canid.[22]
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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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.
Soak your dog thoroughly. Make sure your dog's coat is completely wet before you start applying shampoo to it. If your dog isn't afraid, you can buy and use a hose and water pressurizer attachment for the faucet. This is especially helpful if you have a large dog or one with a double-coat. AVOID getting water in your dog's ears. Water in the ears can cause an infection. Please be sure to only spray water/rinse water up to the dog's neck. The head can be cleaned separately (see below for instructions).
The majority of contemporary dog owners describe their pet as part of the family,[146] although some ambivalence about the relationship is evident in the popular reconceptualization of the dog–human family as a pack.[146] A dominance model of dog–human relationships has been promoted by some dog trainers, such as on the television program Dog Whisperer. However it has been disputed that "trying to achieve status" is characteristic of dog–human interactions.[150] Pet dogs play an active role in family life; for example, a study of conversations in dog–human families showed how family members use the dog as a resource, talking to the dog, or talking through the dog, to mediate their interactions with each other.[151]
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]
Typically, you should tip your dog groomer 15 to 20 percent of the service total to show your appreciation for a good job. Tips should be whatever you can afford and are a token of you gratefulness. It's quite common for your groomer to give you extra services at no charge, such as teeth brushing or nail trimming. Keep all this in mind when considering how much to tip. Additionally, there are certain circumstances when you should the tip the groomer a bit more.
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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]

The cost to trim a dog’s nails can vary based on whether the dog is at a doggy day care and has the service as an add-on, whether you bring your dog to a groomer’s business, or whether you have a mobile groomer provide nail trimming at your home. Nail trimming costs less than nail grinding, which usually is done with a Dremel or similar tool. Nail trimming should be a regular part of of your dog’s care, as overgrown nails can be painful and cause problems.


Dogs are highly variable in height and weight. The smallest known adult dog was a Yorkshire Terrier, that stood only 6.3 cm (2.5 in) at the shoulder, 9.5 cm (3.7 in) in length along the head-and-body, and weighed only 113 grams (4.0 oz). The largest known dog was an English Mastiff which weighed 155.6 kg (343 lb) and was 250 cm (98 in) from the snout to the tail.[31] The tallest dog is a Great Dane that stands 106.7 cm (42.0 in) at the shoulder.[32]
There are a vast range of commodity forms available to transform a pet dog into an ideal companion.[147] The list of goods, services and places available is enormous: from dog perfumes, couture, furniture and housing, to dog groomers, therapists, trainers and caretakers, dog cafes, spas, parks and beaches, and dog hotels, airlines and cemeteries.[147] While dog training as an organized activity can be traced back to the 18th century, in the last decades of the 20th century it became a high-profile issue as many normal dog behaviors such as barking, jumping up, digging, rolling in dung, fighting, and urine marking (which dogs do to establish territory through scent), became increasingly incompatible with the new role of a pet dog.[148] Dog training books, classes and television programs proliferated as the process of commodifying the pet dog continued.[149]
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]

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]
This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. Dr. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1987 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She has worked at the same animal clinic in her hometown for over 20 years.

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