GROMING DOES MORE than keep your pug looking dapper. It's a great way to build a trusting relationship with your dog and to stay on top of his physical condition. With routine grooming you can catch problems such as ear infections, skin disease, parasite infestations, and tumors before they become serious. And a pug that's groomed regularly is more willing to be handled by a veterinarian, professional groomer, dog trainer, pet sitter, or dog show judge. Grooming serves a psychological function, too; a pug that looks good feels good.