Dog Muzzles At Petsmart - Dog Breed Information - UNmediocr!
For those that take their dogs to be groomed at your local Petsmart, is the policy to muzzle or not
You asked about what do we do if there is a problem ... well, I am one of the few that have experience in what to do ... but we can't. I am very careful with what type of temperaments I put into my classes because I don't want problems. I can't assist the "pet parent" in better handler skills (not in the program), we are not allowed to muzzle dogs (it may freak some one out), we are not allowed pepper spray (I have military grade spray on my key chain), we have to just stand there. The magic word is to say eh-eh ... we are NOT ALLOWED to do any type of physical corrections what so ever. I have seen some strange things done by my co-workers (reminder she has trained one dog using the Petsmart method through advance and then became a trainer ... she has been a trainer for almost a year ... she reads tons of books on learning theories, hence expert.) I have seen her use her own dog as the hump-ee and used the eh-eh word to make the humper stop in a private lesson. I have seen her use the eh-eh word when there has been fur flying. One time she had a problem with three dogs ... a JRT mix was 'bullying' a young boxer and a yorkie. She made those three do the famous meet and greets ... she felt that the yorkie and boxer needed to 'get over it'. Mind you none of these people are good handlers (they train at Petsmart), ill fitted buckle collars, slippery tile floor ... it was ugly ... nor was there a need for this. We are not really allowed to put customers out of class it effects our sales and commissions. (We have a weekly quota of classes to sell). We just have to deal with these dogs ... like I said ... when some one comes to me complaining of a dog problem I ask the customer to bring the dog in before enrolling ... most of the time it is cluelessness on the owners part and the animal is manageable ... but a few times ... I would not allow the dog in my class. The behavior was beyond what we are allowed to handle. I was reamed for losing a sale. Safety is an issue here ... just selling. Selling privates to customers with dogs like this is out ... we have to stick to the Petsmart methodS (even in privates) ... eh-eh and time outs ... I can't do this to people ... first of all it is BS, it doesn't work and I don't want to feel guilty if some one gets hurts.
I adopted a 12- or 13-y-o cocker from the pound last week and she has some minor mats that need to be shaved (hind legs and under the ears). Petsmart told me they won't muzzle or restrain an old dog, or even work on her if I get sedation from a vet.
Hank and Brutus show off their caged muzzles at the local PetSmart
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In a statement, Brad Altman of Altman Legal Group said, "We hope that PetSmart will make a policy change to require muzzles on potentially dangerous breeds inside their stores, especially during events like 'Adopt A Dog."Because your dog is bad enough to have to wear a muzzle, it's probably bad enough to be humiliated at the same time. Enter the from OPPO in Japan, it makes your . Probably not convincing enough for your dog to get close enough to a duck to have sex with it, but who wants a duck-humping dog anyways? "I do." Okaaaaaay, well you shouldn't be allowed to own pets. Seriously, they should probably put your picture up at PetSmart. The top commodities imported by PetSmart are HS 420100, Saddlery, Harnesses, and Leads of any material. These are anything from horse saddles to dog muzzles and leashes. The import value of this one product code alone is 131 million dollars annually. The second most valuable import commodity is HS 950390, toys and parts. These are all the specialty devices, tennis balls, cat towers, chewy stuffed animals, etc. Toys constitute the second largest section of imports by value, accounting for 55 million dollars of imports.2. If this is indeed a policy, is it location specific to Petsmart, which means if I took it to another Petsmart and then ask them to muzzle, would they decline to groom him?