My friend Cathy Stein brought her 13 1/2,year old long coat German Shepherd to Bentley's Pet Grooming in Skokie, Illinois, to be groomed. She specifically said he was NOT to be shaved. Yet, Emily the groomer ignored that and shaved both sides of his head, his entire body, and even his tail down to the skin.
The dog is already undergoing treatment for a malignant Anal Tumor and certainly did not need the stress of being shaved! Emily has endangered the dog's health and life by her reckless actions! He now has no protection against the elements, sun rays, and insect bites.
A reputable groomer should know that German Shepherds should never be shaved except for a medical procedure. However, when my friend Cathy Stein was extremely upset at what had happened to her dog when she picked him up, Emily was argumentative that she was right and not at all apologetic!!!!