This is Penny. She’s a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd. She had never been to the groomer before, so she was understandably a little when I arrived, I got down on to her level and allowed some time to pass before she started coming up to me. A few treats later we came best friends until it was time to get on to the dreaded portable grooming table Of course, she’d had her nails clipped at the vet before, and her parents gave her baths, but I was her first groomer. I worked with her slowly to ease her into the experience. She fears the clippers, so I just brush her out and trim her with scissors. She loves being brushed, so this calms her down and makes her happy!