Yes You Chien Resources

Over the years of owning, studying, grooming and training dogs I have experienced many situations with our four legged friends. Whether the issue was health and well being, training, or socialisation, I realised I have learnt such a lot and wanted to share that knowledge as many others have with me. I hope all you fellow dog owners find this section useful and interesting.

I’m going to be regularly adding hints and tips here, please feel free to contact me and suggest any topics you would like added. 

Frightening Fireworks: How to help keep your dog more comfortable

As we approach the end of October, we start to see and hear fireworks. Most dogs will be worried about these and the noise will cause them distress. Here are some suggestions to help them keep calm:

  • Keep windows and curtains closed to reduce the sound. 
  • Play music or turn on the tv to mask the firework sounds.
  • Create a quiet space where your dog can feel safe. Often this is the dogs normal bed which should ideally be in a quiet place in the home.
  • Create some hiding places around your home.
  • Walk them during the day to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off

Prevention: When your dog is a puppy ideally or at any time during their youth, you can play them sounds of fireworks and loud noises. There are several internet offerings. Whilst playing these sounds, give your dog treats, be happy and convey calmness to your dog to teach them that fireworks are nothing to be worried about.

Information reference: RSPCA

French Names for Dog Body Parts

When French isn’t our first language, that’s difficult enough, but in an emergency when you are worried about your dog, its SO difficult, on the phone, trying to tell the vets the symptoms you are seeing your dog exhibit. 

This diagram posted on Facebook by Brave New Dog is excellent – keep it handy, or better still, try and learn some of the more common used dog body parts. 

Please – if you have any other useful phrases, please message me and I will add them to this information.

Common handy sentences for use with the vet:

My dog is very ill
– Mon chien est très malade

He is limping and I think he has damaged his leg.
– Il boite et je pense qu’il s’est abîmé la patte.

He is not eating and is very tired.
– Il ne mange pas et est très fatigué

My dog has a problem with his —- (INSERT BODY PART).
– Mon chien a un problème avec son —- (INSÉRER UNE PARTIE DU CORPS)

I think my dog has been stung in the mouth.
– Je pense que mon chien s’est fait piquer dans la gueule.

My dog is shaking his head a lot and I think he has a problem with his ear.
– Mon chien secoue beaucoup la tête et je pense qu’il a un problème à l’oreille.


Information reference: Brave New Dog

Stay at Home Seniors

Yes You Chien has been grooming dogs for over 3 years now and many of my gorgeous four legged clients are in their senior years. So I’m launching a new offering to help them and their owners:

The price of each visit will be after a discussion with me so that I understand more about your dog. Travel costs and time will be charged as part of this offering. 

For those elderly dogs who now find it difficult travelling in the car, or who are just not up to the “full bath, dry and groom”, I will come to them at their home. My aim is to focus on the dogs comfort and the Stay at Home Senior Sessions will include:

  • removal of  excess undercoat hair if they are still up to being gently brushed
  • clipping painful overgrown nails and matted hard hair in their paw beds
  • reducing and removing hair from sanitary areas enabling them to keep themselves cleaner
  • removing painful knots and mats behind ears, between legs and on belly.
  • a general tidy up to make your Senior look smarter.