When Sherman and Leroy get a bath we have a basic routine.
They get wet.
They get shampooed.
They get rinsed.
They get on the grooming table.
They get dried.
We’ve done it this way since they were puppies and they know the routine well.
So well, that if you falter at all from that routine they know it and they make sure to let let you know that they know.
Just like Leroy let me know that I broke our bathing routine on Thursday when I gave him bath and decided that, since it was such a gorgeous day outside, I would let him air a dry a bit before getting him on the table and blow drying him.
After I rinsed him he jumped right up on the table, which is good, I’m glad he knows the routine, but he refused to jump back down when I told him I wasn’t going to dry him yet and he just sat there glaring at me.
I can only imagine what he was thinking.
Eventually, I broke down and dried him because I couldn’t take the pressure of the glare.
So how about you? Does your dog ever let you know when you break their routine?