A properly restrained dog will be much easier to groom on the table. Restraints are a form of training and can be very helpful in teaching the dog to stand still while being groomed. There are many tools for restraining a dog: grooming loops, muzzles, E-collars, tables, arms, and supports to hold a dog up. The best restraint, however, is restraining your own emotions while grooming. Never let your frustration show. When you begin to lose your cool, it's time to stop. Wait until you are calm to begin again.

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