Today I groomed a 8 month old Shih Tzu who can be a bit of a brat. His very 1st groom(when he was 10 weeks old), ended badly with the frustrated groomer calling his owner to pick him up...unfinished. I met the little demon and his owner when I gave a grooming talk at a local puppy class. The instructor took me aside and wanted me to consult with them after class, as apparently the dog had been a problem for him as well. He acted pretty full of himself, but only struggled a bit when I gave him a nail trim. She was surprised, and pleased that we "seemed to get along". She booked an appointment with me 6 weeks ago. The little guy had his moments that first groom, but nothing like she was describing (thankfully). After hearing more about his behaviors, I strongly recommending neutering.
Today, I repeated my plea for canine castration. Though he was nearly perfect for me, and obviously respects me, at home things are a bit different. I gave her my unsolicited opinion once more, to which she happily replied "We already have the appointment set, he's getting neutered for Christmas".