She sounds wonderful!!!! How old is Toby?The person that grooms my Toby dog is awesome. (But we do have him shaved in a "lab cut" now, for various reasons). I always stay when she does it. I help steady him on the table if his back end is getting tired or weak, plus he just plain likes to have me there.
She does most of the grooming with him either sitting or lying down. We take him down off the table often for him to walk around a little bit or go outside.
I just hope she never retires!
I guess when Selka gets too uncomfortable to stand for a grooming with a groomer, I will go back to grooming him myself. It was fine for most of his life and will be fine if he can't take standing for a groomer. My boys for sure are not show dogs and will be just fine with my level of grooming. I am able to keep them brushed and mat free.