Murphy ‘The Matted Shih Tzu’

Murphy was a much neglected dog before rescue. With over grown, dirty, matted fur.

Murphy upon arrival…the before look

Nails that grew so long they curled into his matted paws. Understandably Murphy had some trust issues. Responding with fear based aggression towards being groomed…so afraid that he would bite to defend himself. Puppy Shananigans worked with Murphy towards building that trust, a dedicated journey through foster care with goals of adoption.

Still in foster care…that pile of fur is just a fraction that was clipped off

With positive communication Murphy exceeded expectations. An understanding that grooming does not represent fear or pain, rather a moment to enjoy the attention being given.

Is this the same dog? ….Murphy’s after look he rocks through adoption

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