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Dog grooming 101: A timeline of when to groom your dog (INFOGRAPHIC)

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You know it's time for a dog grooming appointment when...

Believe it or not, most dogs enjoy being groomed. As social pets, they like spending that quality time with you, and they appreciate the praise (and treats) that result from a good grooming session. Not quite sure when to groom your dog? We've got the answers for you, plus 11 obvious reasons why your dog needs grooming.

You know it's time for a dog grooming appointment when...

And hey, there are a few very obvious signs your dog needs grooming, like:

1. When the shedding is just out of control

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2. When it just can't resist rolling in something yucky

You know it's time for a dog grooming appointment when...

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3. When other animals no longer recognize that your dog is a dog

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4. When you no longer recognize that your dog is a dog

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5. When your dog begins to take matters into its own hands

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6. When beachgoers mistake your dog for a sea monster

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7. When your dog just needs a little pampering

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8. When those annoying bangs keep getting in its eyes

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9. When she just wants to look pretty

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10. When even other dogs think it smells bad

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11. When your dog needs a special look for a special event

You know it's time for a dog grooming appointment when...

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You know it's time for a dog grooming appointment when...

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