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Old 11-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The other day, I was so excited that I was able to get Gucci in a top knot. She fought me a bit, but I got it. NOW, I can't do it. She pulls away and fights me like crazy. Last night, I gave her a piece of her treat and held the other piece until she let me do it, but it didn't work.
Does anyone have advice??
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No advice, but she sure is a fiesty little girl.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I never thought Laurel would ever get used to it. I didn't even begin to try until her tear stains cleared up(I always had the hair(and stains cut off) I just kept doing it, and never giving in! She is fine with it now! Just keep at it!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No advice, but she sure is a fiesty little girl.
You got that right. I guess dogs really DO take after their owner

She wiggles like crazy and I even had my boyfriend hold her but she squirms out of that too. I finally have to let go because I am scared of ripping her hair out of her head
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I put all of mine on top of the dryer in the morning, for face wash and hair comb. They (even Dewey) don't move as much on it because it's high . I'm right there in front of them so they won't wiggle or jump off.
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I tried putting her on the kitchen counter but she just pulls her head away!!!
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I wait until Sophie's pooped from puppy zoomies and crawls in my lap for a nap. While she's falling asleep I pet her head and play with the hair I put in her top knot and when she's calmed I quickly tie a pony or a bow in her hair. She's usually so tired from running around she gives up and just is like "whatever" sometimes it take a few tries though.


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I wait until Sophie's pooped from puppy zoomies and crawls in my lap for a nap. While she's falling asleep I pet her head and play with the hair I put in her top knot and when she's calmed I quickly tie a pony or a bow in her hair. She's usually so tired from running around she gives up and just is like "whatever" sometimes it take a few tries though.


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Oh, yeah...I tried that too. She just hates it. -- She was doing that when I was combing her mustache, at first. Now she will wash her face and take the blow dryer and the combing with no problem, so I THOUGHT the top knot would be the same....NOT SO MUCH!! Hehe!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You might laugh... But this is how I started Grace:

I used one of those donut cones. I would put it on her and then sit her in my lap ... with her between my legs so I was kind of cradling her... Between the donut and my legs she couldn't really get free LOL. And I had her facing the same direction as me so that if she backed up, she backed into me. Then I'd calmly comb her head (not her mouth or chin area since that would start a fight)... She would get really cozy.

The donut cone was a perfect pillow and kept her head at a good level. I had the band on my finger so I could get it quick. I'd pull the piece up and tie it 3 times, loosen it a bit and then stroke the hair like I was combing it.

Keep calm and use soothing tones.

And I'd suggest doing it at the same time every day for awhile. Use a cue word. Ours is "Time to get pretty".... She lays in my lap quietly now until her hair is up then she's off and wild again LOL

And use a jackpot treat after you get it in, even if she is wiggly. She will learn that after her hair is done she gets a GREAT treat
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You might laugh... But this is how I started Grace:

I used one of those donut cones. I would put it on her and then sit her in my lap ... with her between my legs so I was kind of cradling her... Between the donut and my legs she couldn't really get free LOL. And I had her facing the same direction as me so that if she backed up, she backed into me. Then I'd calmly comb her head (not her mouth or chin area since that would start a fight)... She would get really cozy.

The donut cone was a perfect pillow and kept her head at a good level. I had the band on my finger so I could get it quick. I'd pull the piece up and tie it 3 times, loosen it a bit and then stroke the hair like I was combing it.

Keep calm and use soothing tones.

And I'd suggest doing it at the same time every day for awhile. Use a cue word. Ours is "Time to get pretty".... She lays in my lap quietly now until her hair is up then she's off and wild again LOL

And use a jackpot treat after you get it in, even if she is wiggly. She will learn that after her hair is done she gets a GREAT treat
No, I wouldn't even THINK to laugh. At this point, I'm desperate and want to get her started young so she doesn't always fight me. I usually tell her "momma loves you and won't hurt you" in a REALLY soft voice, but she doesn't care..hehe! What kind of doughnut cones are you referring to???
Like the ones you buy when you get them spayed/neutered??/
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