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My 2-year-old Yorkshire Terrier really hates to be groomed, and with the amount of hair Yorkies have, this is not good. To my knowledge, he hasn't had a bad past with groomers, unless it happened before we adopted him at 6 weeks. When I try to comb him with a wide-tooth comb, he will bite the comb, squirm, and I am unable to finish combing him. I am unable to obtain the supplies to groom him properly, so I take him to a groomer about once a month. I would like him to behave for the groomers, but am unsure how to "train" him to do this.

How can I train my dog to behave during grooming?

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    Worth noting that professional groomers have had some practice at handling less willing dogs. You might want to ask them about it. – John Cavan Nov 4 '13 at 14:51
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If you're doing it yourself, you have to have more patience and they will eventually give up the fight.

If you're taking it to a groomer, find a good one, then try having someone other than yourself bring the dog. It's a weird thing, but dogs (like kids) tend to be more dramatic when their "parents" are in the room.

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