separation anxiety: A condition in which your dog becomes anxious and stressed when you leave him.

shed: A twice-yearly process of casting off the undercoat in a double-coated dog.

single coat: A single layer of hairs that comprises a dog’s fur.

spay: To remove of both the uterus and the ovaries of a dog to render her infertile.

stripping : Plucking the dead hairs from a dog’s coat.