Grooming trauma

by Kaye Miller
(Kentucky )


I had my wonderful 6 year old GP groomed for the first time. The groomers have a van where they come to your home. Due to lack of communication they practically shaved him. They left hair on his head and the top of his tail. It has been 48 hours and he still is hiding out until coaxed. While he comes out for me quite easily he immediately returns to his safe spot when I go inside. I am sick. He his not the same happy dog.
What to do?
How long can I expect this behavior to last?

Kaye

Comments for Grooming trauma

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 06, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Shaving Pyr
by: Donna

I would certainly call this 'groomer' and give him a piece of your mind and have your money back. Ensure people are aware of what he has done to your dog.

A certified master groomer nor any groomer should never shave a Pyr. They have double coats and need that to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter.

Be careful that he is not out in the sun for any length of time or he will get sunburned. And, watch that the bugs do not bother him. He has no protection now.

Your Pyr will come around. Give it time. I am sorry for what they have done to your dog. It seems like they were too lazy to actually groom your dog but found it easier to just shave him. These are not true groomers.

Jul 06, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Shaving Part II
by: Donna

I should have also said that there is a reason he goes to his safe place. I don't think it's because he is ashamed of his hair cut. I would say something happened whilst in the care of the groomers.

Jul 08, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Response
by: Kaye Miller

Thank you for your response.

Sep 09, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
pyr shaved
by: Anonymous

The same thing happened to our pry several years ago. We still are having problems. Most of her hair is only the soft undercoat. It is very hard to groom her. If any one has experienced this and has any suggestions we will truly appreciate it. Is it possible to get the top coat to regrow. A vet suggested trying melatonin to see if it will cause her to blow the undercoat and then perhaps regrow with a top coat. Has anyone tried this?

Dec 20, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
diet is best solution for hair growth.
by: Anonymous

Mom of 2 Pyrs here. Unless its a case of medical issues I have found the the best way to insure a great coat is a GOOD diet. Both my pyrs were rescue with horrible coat problems, thin strawlike fur wouldn't grow, brittle,, etc, etc, We switched them from the recommended food they came to us with to Blue Buffalo ( I AM NOT IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COMPQANY... just a very happy customer>) dry food. Within 3 months the difference was amazing! they both have the softest, silkiest shiniest, most dense coats I've ever seen on any Pyr, or other breed for that matter. Just as importantly they never have "tummy trouble" and their skin and teeth are in great shape. They go to a groomer every 6 wks for a oatmeal bath and a good brush out, and the folks are always raving about the condition of their coats, and their vet loves their weight and overall condition.Just my opinion but Blue Buffalo has worked for us!!( We free feed the dry Large breed weight control variety.)

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Cats and Dogs

    Jul 06, 20 09:19 AM

    We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have an indoor cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat they do well. What about a 1 yr old

    Read More

  2. 8 yr old cat 1 yr old pyr Australian sheperd mix

    Jul 05, 20 07:09 PM

    We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have I door cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat TV hey do well. What about a 1 yr old

    Read More

  3. Neuter or Not

    Jul 03, 20 03:55 PM

    I know with other breeds, particularly those more prone to aggressive behavior, this procedure supposedly helps to make them less likely to act out. However,

    Read More

  4. Aggression to dogs

    Jun 30, 20 07:14 AM

    We have adopted a GP/Golden Retriever mix. Emphasis on Great Pyrenees. Lily is now 6 years old and we have had her for about a year. She is very aggressive

    Read More

  5. Hypothyroidism

    Jun 28, 20 06:49 AM

    Hello - our dog started sitting and lying down frequently during walks. She is panting heavily when she does this. Consequently our walks are much shorter.

    Read More

  6. Rescue dog peeing

    Jun 21, 20 08:16 AM

    We want to rescue a female great pyr. we understand that she will go over to the other dogs food dish and pee in it when he is finished. they have been

    Read More

  7. Domestic rabbits

    Jun 21, 20 07:59 AM

    Hi there. We just rescued a 6 year old pyr. He's very sweet . We have 2 rabbits who live in owns (free range occasionally) . He is fascinated by them.

    Read More

  8. Stress and heat

    Jun 21, 20 07:36 AM

    I have only had my dog for two days. She is a two-year-old female great Pyrenees. Although she’s been in the house with the air-conditioning on she always

    Read More