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  • #62580
    hs
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    I have a 41/2 month bearded collie that I have groomed daily since we brought him home at 8 weeks, but now he has started to get quite aggresive  >:D when I brush him not a happy chap about it at all. Has anyone got any tips.

    #70985
    *Lassie*
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    Hi are you holding the coat near the skin as you groom? if you don’t and you catch a knot it will hurt. I have a rough collie who will air snap if you hurt her while grooming.
    Val will be on here later, she is a proper groomer and she breeds Beardies so she will be a lot more help than me. 😉
    What I would suggest is keep the sessions short – try not to pull at knots – stay calm, quiet but with a no nonsense approach, it may not be him being aggressive as such just pushing the boundaries due to hormones. 🙂   

    #70986
    Anonymous
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    Thud as I hit the floor an aggressive bearded collie never heard of such a thing  :nono: :nono:
    Right first things first whats his breeding, what are you feeding him on, and what are you grooming him with
    Val trying to get up off the floor

    #70987
    *Lassie*
    Member

    Forgot to say Hi and welcome and we need lots of photos of him what’s his name?

    #70988

    Hello and welcome – do answer Vals questions shes the one to help – maybe you can explain more what you mean by ‘agressive’ i to want to know what your using to groom the dog  🙂

    #70989
    hs
    Member

    [quote author=*Lassie* link=topic=13031.msg251198#msg251198 date=1226520701]
    Hi are you holding the coat near the skin as you groom? if you don’t and you catch a knot it will hurt. I have a rough collie who will air snap if you hurt her while grooming.
    Val will be on here later, she is a proper groomer and she breeds Beardies so she will be a lot more help than me. 😉
    What I would suggest is keep the sessions short – try not to pull at knots – stay calm, quiet but with a no nonsense approach, it may not be him being aggressive as such just pushing the boundaries due to hormones. 🙂   
    [/quote]
    Thanks for a friendly welcome his name is harley and he is a working beardie we got him as a companion for our 8 year old gsd after loseing her lifelong friend last xmas at 14. Its been that long since we had a male puppy forgot all about hormone surges.

    Perhaps he is just testing boundaries as I use a soft brush as he still has puppy coat.

    #70990

    what sort of soft brush –  if its too soft it wont brush him………

    #70991
    hs
    Member

    I always try to do it when he is calm but latley he has started to snap and struggle as soon as I start. I tried a paddle type which breeder recommended but that was worse.

    #70992

    where are you grooming him – on the floor sofa table?? not sure what you mean by paddle type -you need a good pin brush and a comb – Val can recommend more on that side of things.

    #70993
    hs
    Member

    I brush him in the utility on a bench I am using a small pin brush,

    #70994
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Working beardie says it all, you will have your work cut out to make a working beardie a family pet

    #70995
    hs
    Member

    Thanks that was really helpful, I will take it on board

    #70996

    ok and when he snaps struggles what do you do – how long are you brishing him for?

    Whos his breeder  🙂

    #70997
    hs
    Member

    I try to keep sessions no more than ten mins I tell him no when he snaps and try to carry on I do this every day so I thought he would be getting used to it by now

    #70998

    and your rewarding him when hes good – hes not knotty at all is her – does anyone else brush him?

    So where did he come from?  any photos?

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