I just talked to a girl about this the other day. For some reason, I thought it was only something that small dogs needed to have done. Dunno why. Anyway, my dog is always smelly!! I have tried every shampoo on the market. Do ya think it could be the anal glands???? Humm, I don't have a groomer, so is it something my vet could do??? It sounds kinda gross, so I may not want to try it my self. Also, does it hurt the dog to do that to them???