Back in early October, I was hospitalized for awhile, and my roommate at the time insisted on watching my dog for me. I was in the hospital longer than expected, so he insisted on grooming, and clipping my dog's nails himself, which he also said that he had never done before. I said, "No. Absolutely not. I will have my sister drop you off money for the groomers.". Well, he went ahead and did it anyway, within an hour after talking to me. My dog has always loved being groomed and never gave any problems, whatsoever. She never had to be restrained, not even for a nail clipping. Well, he shaved Missy with clippers, using a 0, which I don't believe your supposed to do. And he informed me that she would not stay still, and it was hard to shave her. He said that she kept trying to run away from him. He must have been hurting her because she always stays perfectly still for the groomers, and they always comment on how they can't believe how good she is and how much she loves getting groomed. He also informed me that, because her nails got too long, that he purposely cut them all below the quick! I freaked out! (Mind you, I'm lying helpless in a hospital bed as he's telling me all this.) He actually said that, that is what is supposed to be done when they get too long. I told him, no, that's abuse! Well, now, she petrified of getting groomed. I have never had much trouble trimming her nails myself, but now she's traumatized and won't let me clip them at all. She actually shakes, she's so scared. And it's been over 2 months since then. On top of that, he also told me that every night, he, his Chihuahua, and my Missy, would sit on his bed and he would share a chocolate bar with them. He actually said, "That whole chocolate thing with dogs is a myth. My dog's immune to it." Yes, I told him how dumb he is. And I told him to stop giving my dog chocolate. His response, "I don't care what you say, I'm still going to feed your dog chocolate every night". So, now she begs for chocolate, and God forbid if someone left a chocolate bar out and she got to it. It's now my worst fear. She never took a second look at chocolate before, because she never had it. How can I help my baby get over this trauma? And can I take legal action against this monster? He has a Chihuahua himself that weighs 43 pounds. He never walks his poor dog and he still feeds him chocolate every single night. This man should not be allowed to own a dog. I would greatly appreciate any advice on this situation. I feel so bad for my baby girl..