I have a dog at the local shelter I have been working with for several months. I see her, Lola, twice a week and once a month take her to an adoption show. She is half Westie, that I'm sure off, and I'll guess small Poodle - her hair is mixed brown and white and appears to be Poodle-like hair/fur. I asked for a grooming a few months back and it made her look awful, but as it grew out she began to look cute, not just shaggy. At the adoption event yesterday in Princeton, NJ she won a number of complements and she was willing to let strangers pet her head and ears... took months of loving, cuddling and treating with chicken to get her to that stage. But, she needs grooming soon, and talking to the staff person he said she was difficult to groom, fighting and biting.. suppose that's why the previous groom looked like a quick buzz cut.
Reason given above, is there any experience in using some dog sedative to get a dog more cooperative, over-the-counter or prescription?
Thanks, I think she has a shot at being adopted and as it true for all, good looks helps.
Thanks and Merry Christmas.