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

Apr 14, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET
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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.

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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

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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

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