Archive | April 2011
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As a groomer, i see many ways pet owners attempt to get out of paying for professional grooming. Some allow grooming to fall to the wayside and opt for a once-a-year shavedown, allowing their “outside dog” to mat up in the meantime. Others follow their groomer’s instruction and carefully brush out, bathe, dry, and brush […]
Bo has been growing out since his last Panda cut and color and was at a record length… about 5 inches. I finally cut him down today, using a laube 0 clipped comb. i also gave him tassel ears. most of the black came out, leaving him with tan-ish boots. I’ll take a pic later, […]
Sigh. When i walked out to the owner’s car to evaluate the dog, i was already dreading what i would find. I’d later find out that Patrick (co-owner of J&R) told Adam to get whichever groomer didn’t have a dog on the table. I was washing a chihuahua and i was up. I walk up […]
This old girl came in, overweight and with enough flaking to put and “before” image in a Head and Shoulders to shame. I preshaved her (with shop blades, i wasn’t using mine on her!) for better access to the skin hidden by her dense, dirty coat. I treated her with Nature’s Specialties Medicated shampoo (two […]
This adorable chunk came in with about 6 inches of coarse, dense coat and an owner request for an inch all over. I used an A metal clipper comb to set the length, running it over the topmost back (over the spine). I used curves, straights, and thinning shears to scissor the rest, matching the […]
This adorable specimen of Grade A Grumpiness came in for a bath with her happy go lucky pity sister last week. She was agreeable enough for the bath and seemed to be an easy dog. Sam told me to keep her tethered in the grooming room instead of kennelling her, and she was perfectly calm… […]