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Dog Grooming: poodle hair and grooming, steel comb, metal comb
steel comb, metal comb, curly fur: you may want to have them clip her shorter so that she does not have so much hair- easier for everybody - mostly for the dog so there is not so much dematting. If you put sweaters on or a harness these can be the culprits also. Webbed fabric collars also...

Dog Grooming: Question about pups, german shepherd puppies, time wasters
german shepherd puppies, time wasters, smart folks: This is not a grooming question. I can tell you this- there is no way to say for sure what the temperament of a dog will be at 8 weeks old. It can show signs of a temperament but frankly while a lot of people want to get a puppy, smart folks wait until a...

Dog Grooming: Tastful Feet, foot itch
foot itch: there are several reasons for foot licking. Dogs have sweat gland in their feet and may be harboring a fungus or yeast infection there. Yeast has a sweet taste dogs crave. It ends up being a vicious cycle of itch, lick, wet, fungus growth. It could also be...

Dog Grooming: tibetan terrier grooming, metal comb, tibetan terriers
metal comb, tibetan terriers, ear canals: The deal with these coats are if they are cut back they lose the weight that pulls them down and makes them straight. The shaft is cut and can split giving a frizz to the ends if not kept up on a really regular basis. Making an almost velcro like occurrence...

Dog Grooming: Welsh Terrier groom, groucho marx, welsh terrier
groucho marx, welsh terrier, wire fox: There is no conflict in regards to the correct pattern- if you look at a show dog you will see that the stop between the eyes and top of muzzle has hair in there unlike the frond of a Lakie or the scooped out look of a wire fox. That being said it is only...

Dog Grooming: Yorkie hair, simple answer, throwback
simple answer, throwback, doer: Depending on the dog, it can be soft, porous and cottony- especially if you clipper the hair in the typical puppy cut. If the hair is never cut (except to trim the ends) and left to grow long it will have a much harder, non-porous, shinier texture. There can...

Dog Grooming: A-5 Oster clippers, oster clippers, straight lines
oster clippers, straight lines, tangles: Hi Cathy- I have been using these clippers for 20 years and the only thing I can think of is a. the blade is not on correctly b. it is a faulty blade. Which blade are you using- they come with #10 which should shave your dog to the skin, even if there...

Dog Grooming: anal glands?, anal glands, anal gland expression
anal glands, anal gland expression: Anal glands are definitely a part of the grooming process that stinks - both figuratively and literally! The glands are small and usually pea sized. They are located on either side of the dog s rectum. They are used to identify that your dog has been there...

Dog Grooming: Bichon Frise Puppy, grooming hair loss
grooming hair loss: While it would help to see a picture, there are some common things that can cause hair loss. Allergies is one of the most common, and a vet would have to do an allergen test to determine what is causing it. If it is an allergy, even simple changes such...

Dog Grooming: Bulldog, Shedding, Allergies
Shedding, Allergies, Furminator: It s terrific that you found Mamacita and made her your own. It s even better that she s going to be able to live out her life puppy free and in a loving home. I applaud you for that! Bulldogs are tricky to work with. Like most short haired dogs they...

Dog Grooming: Cat's anal glands, feline, cat anal gland
feline, cat anal gland, anal gland: Cat and Dog anal glands are small sacks on either side of the rectum that secrete a very pungent odor. They are used by the animal in a similar manner as skunk spray. A pet s stool should be very firm and on the large size. When that happens a little bit...

Dog Grooming: Cocker Spaniel Bald Spot, solar plexus, groom school
solar plexus, groom school, steep stairs: Hi Robyn, you certainly have your hands full- grooming them yourself will be a huge cost benefit. I am not sure you really need to go to school for this but maybe find a good video. Unless of course you plan on making it a career. I believe there is a school...

Dog Grooming: dime size patch of black, hairless, leathery skin, dirt magnet, hydrogen peroxide
dirt magnet, hydrogen peroxide, vet visit: What you are describing sounds like a callus. Without seeing it, of course it is hard to say. Callus crop of from repeated trauma to an area. Over time, repeated friction or pressure anywhere on a dog s body will result in a protective formation of a tough,...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming school?, correspondence schools, grooming schools
correspondence schools, grooming schools, grooming school: Congratulations on considering a career in dog grooming field. It s an exciting and always changing field of work and can be very rewarding. The best part to me, is that I get to work with dogs, my passion in life! There are several avenues to learn...

Dog Grooming: Ear plucking, ear hair, cleaning ears
ear hair, cleaning ears, plucking ears: Excellent question! There are many Grooming processes that Veterinarian s have a mixed view of. Ear plucking is one of those processes. I always feel that you should defer to your Vet s opinion and I have asked Client s in the past to check with their...

Dog Grooming: frostbitten ear, ear, cosmetic grooming
ear, cosmetic grooming: Poor baby! That must of really hurt at the time. I m so glad the yorkie poo is okay with only a cosmetic blemish. How the ear is disguised depends on how your dog holds it s ears. These are options I can envision doing: If your pet holds the ear folded...

Dog Grooming: grooming bichons, length blades, bichon
length blades, bichon, groomer: Hi Kathy- Have you ever thought of buying a video? Oster A-5 clippers have been the workhorse of the industry for decades. Oster has booklets and patterns for a lot of clipped breeds. There are however lots more brands and each has it s selling point- weight,...

Dog Grooming: Location of places where you can go to groom your dog yourself in Manhattan, NY, dog wash, Manhattan
dog wash, Manhattan, New York City: You are a long way away but thanks to the wonders of the Internet I think I can help you. Most do-it-yourself places are dog wash and not complete grooming services. It this is what your friend is looking for I came up with two likely places. The first...

Dog Grooming: licking wound?, topical antibiotic, pain medication
topical antibiotic, pain medication, veterinary advice: I want to start this answer with the statement that I am not a Veterinarian and legally can not dispense Veterinary advice. A lot of times dogs develop problems shortly around the time they are groomed. Often these are coincidence. Sometimes the grooming...

Dog Grooming: Nail Clipping, hydrogen peroxide, nail clipping
hydrogen peroxide, nail clipping, nail clipper: Hello from across the world! Your puppy should be just fine- you may want to dip those toes in hydrogen peroxide though to kill any possible infection. That part of the toe which your mum knicked is called is called the quick . It contains a blood vessel...

Dog Grooming: Puppy cut poodle 15 weeks old, grooming puppy cut
grooming puppy cut: It s great that you are starting this early, as the earlier you reinforce behavior, the easier it will be when she gets older, and a poodle is one of the most difficult breeds to keep groomed. First take her favorite tasty treat and hold it in front of...

Dog Grooming: Puppy Scared of Brush, shepherd mix, scabs
shepherd mix, scabs, animal shelter: you will need to get a softer brush and wait until the skin has healed. Start by using your hands daily as a rub then switch to a brush but be sure you wash thoroughly when you are done. Some dogs have an aversion to brushing but yours has a legit reason....

Dog Grooming: Best clippers brand for maltese., choppy hair, dense coat
choppy hair, dense coat, dollar range: The good news? A maltese can be clipped with just about any clipper. If you had asked me about a chow or a shephard or a dog with a dense coat, the answer might be different. The downside is that since a maltese has fine hair, sometimes the haircut can...

Dog Grooming: Best Shampoo/Conditioner, baby shampoo, haired dogs
baby shampoo, haired dogs, pet expo: Hi Katelyn, it is really good you are looking into this stuff before you get a dog. The amount of product out there is overwhelming! Try going to a Pet Expo near your home- they have samples at those events... Personally I rarely use conditioners but fatty...

Dog Grooming: best shampoo/conditioner, shampoo conditioner, unnecessary ingredients
shampoo conditioner, unnecessary ingredients, small dogs: I wish I knew what kind of dog it was! I can tell you that there is less chance of an allergic reaction or itchy skin if you look into the DVM brand of products. DVM makes a basic shampoo called HyLyt that is hypoallergenic (good if anyone in the household...

Dog Grooming: Clipper motors, clippers, rotary motor
clippers, rotary motor, carbon brushes: I am not an expert in clipper motors, but I tried to get an answer for you. I always suggest you choose clippers based on criteria that is important to you. I have groomed a lot of years and have some joint wear and tear so I purchase clippers primarily...

Dog Grooming: About his coat, proper diet, quality brand
proper diet, quality brand, full length: Hi, It usually takes between 18 months to 3 years for a fully mature coat to develop. Brushing and combing daily can help stimulate growth as well as proper diet. Your dogs coat is a direct reflection of diet so be sure to read the ingredients and choose...

Dog Grooming: Dog Shampoo/Conditioner, color enhancing shampoo, smooth coats
color enhancing shampoo, smooth coats, sparkle and shine: Congratulations on planning to adopt a dog, and kudo s to you for thinking ahead and being prepared. Unfortunately there is no one perfect shampoo for every type of coat. So I will go through a few coat types and suggest the type of shampoo you might...

Dog Grooming: dog nails, toenail trimming, defiant behavior
toenail trimming, defiant behavior: Congratulations on recognizing the fact that long toenails can cause harm to your dog. Your pet sounds like one of those dogs who just hates having their nails trimmed. Sometimes they can have a bad experience and react badly thereafter. But sometimes they...

Dog Grooming: fleas, home remedy for fleas, flea bombs
home remedy for fleas, flea bombs, little buggers: Fleas are tough little buggers to get rid of. Unfortunately there are not a lot of effective home remedies. Fleas need to be approached in a two step manner. You need to get the fleas off your pet and make them stay off. Plus you need to rid your environment...

Dog Grooming: Grooming a Maltese, clipper blade, sized blade
clipper blade, sized blade, clipper blades: I understand when my customers need to save money especially with the current economy. But grooming your own dog is not necessarily an easy undertaking. You will need a good pair of clippers. I recommend buying professional models. I like the Andis...

Dog Grooming: Home Grooming Toy Poodle, true horror story, natural flea control
true horror story, natural flea control, beneficial nematodes: Had a problem with fleas myself a few years ago- pressure washed the deck on my condo and woke up thousands of sleeping fleas which devoured my dogs and invaded my house- when that happens you can forget natural flea control - you have to pull out the big...

Dog Grooming: hi Elizabeth i have questions about dog grooming, somday, shears
somday, shears, own business: sorry Lauren, I hit the wrong button first time. As with any profession you must first master the basics before you can go off and improvise. Lots of us do. In fact if you want to really get some great incite and advice on subjects as this and more you should...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian coat, direct correlation, food allergy
direct correlation, food allergy, fluffy hair: Hi Bonnie, I have several Pom clients of all different textures and it takes a while for a pom coat to mature so give it some time. Some Poms have very little fluff and some are nothing but... did you meet the parents? Coat is a direct correlation of what...

Dog Grooming: questions, many different ways, purebred dogs
many different ways, purebred dogs, right angles: Congratulations on choosing grooming as a career. It s a fun profession. I suggest you purchase the AKC dog breed book. It tells you a little bit about each breed s history and gives you the standards that purebred dogs should meet. The more you know...

Dog Grooming: ticks on puppies, mail order, topical applications
mail order, topical applications, purebreds: There are many flea and tick preventions that require puppies to be 8 weeks or older. The sprays are the most potent and therefore have a 12 week old limit. If you can acclimate them to having a blow dryer put on them, it is very easy to search for ticks on...

Dog Grooming: bathing a puppy, puppy shampoo, bathing a puppy
puppy shampoo, bathing a puppy, roadkill: Very young puppies don t generally get very dirty, and it s best not to bathe them before they re 7 - 8 weeks old if possible. They don t regulate their body temperature very well, and they (especially toy and tiny breeds) can get chilled pretty quickly....

Dog Grooming: What is the best shampoo and what can you use to make your toy poodle coat shine?, poodle coat, toy poodle
poodle coat, toy poodle, hair follicles: The best shampoo is certainly subject to opinion, but I find there are more happy customers and positive feedback with the Show Seasons line of shampoos. There is one in particular called Show Season Shine (scroll down to find on this page: http://www.showseasonproducts.com/prodShampoo.php...

Dog Grooming: cutting nails, nail clippers, black dot
nail clippers, black dot, shitzu: A little at a time! Learning to cut a dog s nails without cutting the quick takes repeated practice. Before you begin, make sure you purchase a small vial of Kwikstop (usually in pet stores) in case you go too far, this stops the bleeding and also helps to...

Dog Grooming: Dog nails, nail clipper, nail clippers
nail clipper, nail clippers, dremmel: Hi Kiralee the best thing to do is get a Dremmel from the hardware store. Use a fine sand paper nib and do a bit at a time. Keep some styptic powder nearby should you have to use the nail clipper if he does not like the sound of the Dremmel. Make sure the...

Dog Grooming: disposing of products, vet tech, disposable gloves
vet tech, disposable gloves, sense of touch: I am sorry, I am not responsible for the disposal of these products at my workplace. Also, the disposal methods and laws vary from state to state, and also depends on the product used. Our clipper oil is a reusable jar that dissipates as it is used to the...

Dog Grooming: Grooming blade types, curly coats, blade types
curly coats, blade types, change blades: Hi Jared, All of this is relative to your experience. Pros can use #30,40, 50 blades to clean face feet and tails but if you have no experience this can be a disaster and can burn or cut the skin. Until you have plenty of experience stick with a #10 and...

Dog Grooming: grooming/clippers, hygiene areas, pet clipper
hygiene areas, pet clipper, www google com: Hello Christie! The blade numbers usually have a measurement on the box or instructions that list how long they leave the coat, but to give you a general idea: The higher the blade #, the closer to the skin it will cut. #10 is the shortest blade (and...

Dog Grooming: hair regrowth after bad haircut, hair regrowth, gentle shampoo
hair regrowth, gentle shampoo, bad haircut: As a double coated breed there is always the risk of improper hair regrowth when they are shaved (and also sunburn) but when they are matted, sometimes it is the only thing you can do! Don t feel sick about it, but it will take a long time for the coat to...

Dog Grooming: Pit Bull question, floppy ears, female pit
floppy ears, female pit, ear hair: Hi there. I feel this is less a question for a groomer than it is for a vet. I don t typically perform ear clipping (just ear hair clipping). Asking the vet I work with, 12 weeks is the absolute latest. Any later and the amount of surface area is prone...

Dog Grooming: Problems after grooming, allergy pills, poor puppy
allergy pills, poor puppy, cheek area: My vet and others I ve asked about this specifically say you should administer up to 1 mg/lb every 8 hours (or 3 times a day). So if you have a 21 lb. dog, it s 21 mg of diphenhydramine. This is higher than the equivalent dose for humans, but nevertheless...

Dog Grooming: Brushing/Stains, slicker brush, poodle mix
slicker brush, poodle mix, tear ducts: Have you spoken to your groomer about this? Maybe you need to try another one if they don t want to groom her more often. Frankly I have clients who get their dogs done weekly. What s your budget? Just a bath and blow out every few weeks and a haircut 6-8...

Dog Grooming: Clogging clippers, dog grooming, home alot, pet pros
home alot, pet pros, repair person: Mary, there is a saying that when it comes to hardware and things don t work, men blame the equipment and women blame themselves. You re right ! It s not you. You don t say what brand it is or which quality- pro or home. Alot of those cheaper home quality...

Dog Grooming: Cost of Grooming, location location location, standard poodle
location location location, standard poodle, minute increments: Ok, get a cup of coffee and relax- this is a long one- first let me tell ya, location, location, location... I charge double that! You are still getting away easy even with another fifty tacked on in my book. In your defense, you should be told before hand...

Dog Grooming: Dog bathing, domesticated dogs, son of a gun
domesticated dogs, son of a gun, old wives: awww come Brent! Your friend is in denial. Some dogs smell more than others but they ALL have a smell just like we do. I don t think I can answer this without sounding judgemental, so I will just say this. A dog has never died from a bath but you can bet...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming school, curriculum work, grooming school
curriculum work, grooming school, approved instructor: Hi Nancy- gooooooooood question! First there is no such thing as licensing when it comes to groomers. A certificate is worth the paper it is written on. An establishment may be accredited to teach but frankly you can buy all the books and videos yourself....

Dog Grooming: dog nails, wire cutters, dremal
wire cutters, dremal, guide dogs: A bit overkill don t you think? Like hammering a nail with an anvil. There are plenty of good nail clippers available in the catalogues. Just invest in a good pair and they will last years for one dog. Or if your dog is easy use a Dremal and sand them- leaves...

Dog Grooming: dog nails, dremal, nail cutter
dremal, nail cutter, bloody mess: Have it done professionally and have them show you. It is a bloody mess if you miss. And you can freak the dog out. Then nobody ll will be able to touch him. A lot of groomers use a Dremal to sand back the nail. It seems safer then a regular nail cutter and...

Dog Grooming: English Bull Terrier, shampoo on line, english bull terrier
shampoo on line, english bull terrier, urine stains: use a wire floor that keeps him out of his urine. Keep the crate clean. don t leave water in the crate for him. Try #1 All Systems White Lightening Shampoo- On line only. Walk him more often so he doesn t go in his crate. don t leave water in his crate for...

Dog Grooming: English Springer Spaniel, pet groomer, sweat glands
pet groomer, sweat glands, metal comb: Noralee- you are the angel this dog has been waiting for- thank you for adopting him. Metal comb large slicker pin brush shampoo conditioner ear wash everything else is more advanced Spaniels are water dogs. They have webbed feet and long ears. You...

Dog Grooming: Cost of Grooming, standard poodle, bath brush
Dog Grooming: Cost of Grooming, standard poodle, bath brush, groomer

Dog Grooming: Mats on my Newfoundland, elbow grease, magic bullets
elbow grease, magic bullets, matted coat: Hi Kathy well there are no magic bullets for this- It s called elbow grease. If the matts are too far gone, do yourself and your dog a favor and shave him down. Regular - and I mean weekly- brushing and combing are the only way you can keep it under control....

Dog Grooming: Muddy Paws, professional groomer, muddy paws
professional groomer, muddy paws, wet weather: Hi Katelyn, It is customary for a groomer to routinely trim the hair between the pads of the paw. We normally use a clipper as it is usually safer. Use a safety scissor if you attempt it on your own. Often there is a matt growing there and it needs to be...

Dog Grooming: Must I really bathe him every 2 wks?, lhasa poo, lhasa apso
lhasa poo, lhasa apso, genital areas: Hi Andrea, I admire your wanting to take care of your puppy yourself. I have clients who bathe their dogs every week (as do my own) so don t be afraid of that. What you have to be afraid of is making the mess worse by not getting the matts out before you...

Dog Grooming: Nail Grooming, dremal, drama king
dremal, drama king, groomers: It really isn t all that difficult with most dogs but occasionally you get a lulu. Try using a Dremal- a tool that sands. There is a product being advertised all over the place that has the same premise but from what I have heard and seen it doesn t have alot...

Dog Grooming: Oily Maltese Hair, magic bullets, stress pack
magic bullets, stress pack, exercise stress: I commend you on being such a good dog mom by keeping up between professional visits! Welcome to a problem professionals deal with on a regular basis. Your dog has a different ph than the other 2. It is not uncommon. So what to do. Try a different shampoo-...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian Coat, Pomeranian
Pomeranian: Hi Amanda, Funny you should ask that question today because tomorrow I am going to see the only Pomeranian I have in my book at present. Teddy has just the kind of hair you are talking about and always has. You are right about there being different degrees...

Dog Grooming: sharpening blades, blade sharpening
blade sharpening: Hi fellow groomer! A dozen answers come to mind.... No I haven t sharpened my own, yes I think about doing it all the time Why not? Because usually they need rebalancing as well as sharpening, tightening whatever which makes me feel insecure because...

Dog Grooming: tipping, lapse of memory, gwen
lapse of memory, gwen, appointments: please look at Gwen s question and answer- 15-20% is considered fair for all service industries. If the groomer is the owner it is up to you and the groomer. Some owners don t accept tips. Most of us truly appreciate it. Especially if you have a problem dog......

Dog Grooming: Wire Fox Terrier, wire fox terrier, fox coat
wire fox terrier, fox coat, skin allergies: The most natural way for the Wire Fox coat to be maintained is by hand stripping. The color, texture and waterproofing it provides is because the coat dies twice a year and needs to be pulled out. If you clipper it the coat becomes pale, soft curly and very...

Dog Grooming: Yorkies haircut, male yorkie, groomer
male yorkie, groomer, matts: All Yorkies are black and tan when born- few stay that way. Adult hair grows in gold or silver. It has nothing to do with the haircut. I doubt it would have stayed black anyhow. They all fade as they get older some sooner than later. Being stuck as you...

Dog Grooming: Do I get attachments or different clipper, social security disability, food chopper
social security disability, food chopper, qster: Hi Fred, Not sure if changing the equipment is going to help your situation- it s all about practice. If something is wrong with your clipper send it back to Oster to fix it- cheaper than buying a new one. As for blades a #10 is pretty drastic for the job...

Dog Grooming: Clippers - Not cutting with Combs?, surgical blade, puppy mill
surgical blade, puppy mill, conairpro: Gotta tell you that brand is not what I would have recommended- it is just a wannabe. You won t see it in a shop- other than that you have the correct information about you need a better blade to go with the body blades. But listen if you are keeping them...

Dog Grooming: Dog Clippers, dog clippers, maltipoo
dog clippers, maltipoo, grooming table: oops forgot the blade sizes are different- same thing only different. I don t know the human equivalent but if you are going to get a table get the correct blade while you are at it. If you dog has mats you will need to you a big toothed blade to get under...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming / Clippers, dog clippers, clipper blades
dog clippers, clipper blades, dog clipper blades: I personally use and most groomers I know use Andis clippers. You ll want to get a good quality pair which you can expect to pay $80 to $130 for depending on the speed, if they come with a blade etc. If you prefer or find a good deal on Oster or Laube clippers...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming Vacuum Cleaner, shedding, vacuum dogs?
shedding, vacuum dogs?, furminator: Hi Laura, I have heard of people vacuuming their dog and have been told by owners that their dogs enjoy the massage . There are even vacuums made specifically for that purpose although it s been a while since i ve seen one in a catalog. So long as you...

Dog Grooming: dog nails, cat nail clippers, rough edge
cat nail clippers, rough edge, sand paper: If they are strong enough to cut clean through without damaging the nail I don t see why not- it may leave a rough edge in which case get a nail file and file it down. Just remember if you have to exert alot of pressure to make it cut you are going to hurt...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Difficult Dogs, teary eyes, eye area
Dog Grooming: Grooming Difficult Dogs, teary eyes, eye area, shih tzu breeder

Dog Grooming: How are Golden Retrievers when they are on a plane?, travel with pets, airline travel with dogs
travel with pets, airline travel with dogs, dogs on a plane: I m sorry, this really isn t my area of expertise. What I can tell you is that your dog will not be allowed to ride in the cabin unless they are service dogs. They will have to ride in the cargo area. If you are simply going on vacation I would make other...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Difficult Dogs, mild sedative, eye balls
mild sedative, eye balls, tsus: It sounds like what she really needs is training. There s just no getting around it. She s going to have to learn to hold still and be controlled or she ll need to be sedated for her own safety. The eyes can be very dangerous to do, especially on a shih...

Dog Grooming: grooming a 4 yo adopted shih tzu, elbow grease, catalogue companies
elbow grease, catalogue companies, cotton ball: thank you for rescuing this dog but it sounds like a alot for you. These are high maintenance dogs so try to find a groomer you can work with, maybe someone mobile. You have to brush these dogs frequently and keep the coat very short to prevent matting....

Dog Grooming: grooming a scottie, family circumstances, scottie
family circumstances, scottie, groomers: start her right away- look into the Scottie Clubs for proper grooming. The sooner you get her started the easier it will be to train her. Scotties are stubborn little fellas so the sooner the better. Most groomers have a good idea of the pattern but it...

Dog Grooming: Human Clippers vs. Dog Clippers, human clippers, dog clippers
human clippers, dog clippers: Yes, there is a difference between the two. If yours are salon quality human clippers they may cut your maltipoo s hair just fine. I have had a pair of cheapo human hair clippers that died after clipping my son s hair once. There s no way I d expect them...

Dog Grooming: Nail Issue, groomer, magic bullet
groomer, magic bullet, clippers: Well this happens- who can say why sometimes. This becomes a vet issue because everyones safety is involved. Most importantly your dogs. My feeling about dogs who absolutely freak about this is- forget about it. Unless it becomes dangerous like winding into...

Dog Grooming: Nails on dog too sharp, jack russell terrier, bristle brush
jack russell terrier, bristle brush, puff ball: OK, so I told you about the rubber curry- that is the tool you will need to help shed out your mixed breed. Most terriers do not shed but twice a year they drop their coats and the wire haired group need to be plucked. If you think you have a Jack Russell...

Dog Grooming: New Griff Puppy, brussels griffon, lion heads
brussels griffon, lion heads, tight pattern: Hard to say on this because there are so many different kinds of BG. Have you seen both parents? Any siblings or previous litters? What color is she? All these things tell me what kind of BG you will have and what the best tools would be best. You will most...

Dog Grooming: Oster A5 turbo clipper b;ades, wirehair terrier, bow legs
wirehair terrier, bow legs, best bet: Hi Marilyn, Well it depends on what you are trying to acheive, the tight stove pipe or the fluffy Steif plush. Often I just scissor the legs- you can correct weird bone sets, bow legs and flat feet. Regardless I always finish with the scissors. #1 or...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian Outer Coat, greyhound comb, thick undercoat
greyhound comb, thick undercoat, dead puppy: since you brought it up - yes this color Pom is a recessive gene and who knows the can of beans you opened up here but hopefully things will be fine. Take care of that thyroid because it is one thing that wreaks havoc with hair growth. Please get your dog...

Dog Grooming: pet groomer certification, grooming school, groomer certification
grooming school, groomer certification, groomer licensing: I am not going to be a lot of help for this one as I don t speak spanish nor do I know any groomers who do. What I do know is a bit about certifications. There are no certifications or licensing requirements to be a groomer. To my knowledge the only way...

Dog Grooming: poodle grooming, poodle hair, going with the grain
poodle hair, going with the grain, cutter blades: I feel bad for you wasting your money like this. So many of these products are crappy and you get what you pay for. You need to do more research. Poodle hair is usually pretty curly and if it gets matted these low end machines don t have the power to cut...

Dog Grooming: switching groomers, warrents, mixed feelings
warrents, mixed feelings, couple reasons: I think you can switch without any trauma if she is an outgoing, sociable dog. Just make sure you can develop the kind of relationship with your groomer that will make you all happy. As you now know, you have got what is considered to be a high maintenance...

Dog Grooming: Trimming facial hair, maltipoo, steady hand
maltipoo, steady hand, facial hair: talk nice, give treats, and have a steady hand. Use blunt end scissors or thinning shears. If he jerks around too much take some hair from his upper and lower lips twist it together to keep the head still. Tell him to behave and be gentle- lots of praise...

Dog Grooming: Yorkie grooming, early stages of pregnancy, stages of pregnancy
early stages of pregnancy, stages of pregnancy, yorkshire terrier: Hi Susan, If you have a clipper then it is much easier than scissoring. You can purchase a snap on comb from any of the professional catalogues- depending on the length you want- #0 giving the longest result, #3 a much shorter with more choices in between...

Dog Grooming: yorkie shaved, little darlin, bad news good news
little darlin, bad news good news, good news bad news: Hey Trish, well good news, bad news, good news is it will grow back, it ALWAYS grows back and better at the beginning of summer than the end. The groomer did the correct thing. Otherwise you could end up with a totally freaked dog trying to brush out all...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Chihuahua (Long coat), coat supplement, wet food
Dog Grooming: Grooming Chihuahua (Long coat), coat supplement, wet food, dogs

Dog Grooming: Grooming Chihuahua (Long coat), innova evo, puppy class
innova evo, puppy class, longcoats: Well George, you ve taken the plunge into the nether-world of dog show politics. Dogs that get shown are bathed as many times as they go into the ring. Sometimes 2-3 times a day. They are puffed fluffed sprayed chalked texturized teased out fussed with all...

Dog Grooming: giant schnauzer whiskers, giant schnauzer, whiskers
giant schnauzer, whiskers, beards: Carol that s a big dog to have rescued! Good for you! Sure they will grow back- must have been a mess to have had to shave them off. Giants can be reaaaaaaallly fussy about having the beards brushed and they get pretty messy so this may be a blessing while...

Dog Grooming: grooming, metal comb, mars coat king
metal comb, mars coat king, minimum tools: Hello Lola Congratulations on your new pup. Borders are delightful terriers! Their coats are very easy to maintain if you have the time and energy to learn the basics of stripping or plucking the dead coat in order to facilitate the growth of new hair. It...

Dog Grooming: Hair change, coco bear, hair issue
coco bear, hair issue, morkie: Thank you for updating me on Coco Bear s hair problem. I look forward to hearing what hopefully will be a glowing report from her vet. One more thing to watch between now and then. Try to notice if she s rubbing against anything in particular such as where...

Dog Grooming: maltipoo, poodles, maltese
poodles, maltese, registrations: You paid alot of money for what is essentially a mixed breed. Who knows what got in the hen house? Maltese do not shed. Poodles do not shed. Hence a maltipoo does not shed. If in fact it is a maltipoo. This is the reason why there are registrations for...

Dog Grooming: paw trimming, poodle breed, hairy feet
poodle breed, hairy feet, pretty feet: Well Shell, There are dozens of DVD s out there to choose from. Contact a poodle breed club. Sometimes they give seminars. Since I learned at a school I never actually had the need to watch one. What I can tell you is that Oster A-5 clippers are the old...

Dog Grooming: pom shedding, change ingredients, noseeum
change ingredients, noseeum, sw florida: Yes they have a lot of fluff but unless you are really sure what s going on you should probably go see your vet. Like I said things to consider- now that I know where you are are fleas, food, environmental allergens. You may not see that one nasty flea but...

Dog Grooming: shedding, shedding, furminator
shedding, furminator, brushing: Not really. There are things you can do to minimize shedding but nothing is going to stop it completely. If your cavalier is shedding excessively to the point of baldness, her skin looks like it s sore, you are getting handfulls of hair just from petting...

Dog Grooming: shelties haircut, real good reason, mars coat king
real good reason, mars coat king, guard hair: Jane, Shelties should never have their hair cut - IN MY OPINION. All that needs to be done is brushing and combing. If you want to thin it out there is a tool called a Mars Coat King that will pull out the dead under coat and leave the beautiful guard hair...

Dog Grooming: Tear Stains on Bichon, common allergens, dogs food
common allergens, dogs food, food allergies: Hi Lisa, Unfortunately this is not uncommon. You were lucky with you first dog. It is a chemical reaction of your dogs ph level when the fluids hit the air. No wipes, shampoos, or remedies that do not include antibiotics work. Angel eyes is a low dose antibiotic...

Dog Grooming: terrier mix trim, thinning shears, mars coat king
thinning shears, mars coat king, spunky monkey: Thanks for adopting this spunky monkey! I m sure the terrier in him will give you many laughs. As far as his coat goes if you clipper it, that changes the texture eventually. If you like the wiry texture and can t strip it my advice is to shave him down for...

Dog Grooming: yorkie grooming, digestive problem, yorkshire terrier
digestive problem, yorkshire terrier, bowel movements: there is no such named pattern. Just keep the hair short around the area. Better yet, feed your dog a diet that does not cause such problems.Bowel movements are not supposed to be soft enough to stick. You have a digestive problem as much as a pattern problem.....

Dog Grooming: over zealous groomer, fur pelt, biweekly schedule
fur pelt, biweekly schedule, realistic schedule: Roseanna what makes you think this hair won t grow back? It ALWAYS grows back and I would be inclined to think that the reaon it was shaved in the first place is because it grew so much! I bet you have been having fun cuddling your puppy and wanted it to be...

Dog Grooming: Bichon Frise grooming, greyhound comb, slicker brushes
greyhound comb, slicker brushes, inch shears: Hi Nohemi, What a lovely name! Bichon Frise are sweet little dogs and can get out of hand quickly if you don t stay on top of the grooming. The most important thing you have to learn is how to brush the dog. Since there are many kinds of slicker brushes...

Dog Grooming: best clipper, norweigan elkhound, nec web
norweigan elkhound, nec web, doggy odor: Dennis, there is no way I would recommend your using a clipper of any kind on your elkhound. I do not believe is shearing these types of dogs- ever. I have copied the following from the NEC web in case you have not looked at it. Especially the last line....

Dog Grooming: buttercut shears, chris christenson, andis clippers
chris christenson, andis clippers, professional handlers: http://www.cherrybrook.com/index.cfm/a/catalog.prodshow/vid/405419/catid/202/vname/Andis_AGC_Clippers this is the Andis- I would go with the single speed if I were you http://www.buttercutshears.com/ this is the direct url for Geib. Chris Christenson...

Dog Grooming: clipping, standard poodle, excellent equipment
standard poodle, excellent equipment, coarse hair: Hi Veronika, Well you get what you ay for and clippers are important for your breed. There are no bargains - you gotta pay. Petedge and Cherrybrook are 2 professional catalogues you can order excellent equipment from. They both carry clippers, Oster, Andis,...

Dog Grooming: toy poodle grooming, andis clipper, toy poodle
andis clipper, toy poodle, poodle: Best advice I can give you is to get a video. Jodi Murphy is quite well known and easily accessible. There are many to chose from tho. It is better to watch and learn than for me to just tell you. there s lot s more than clippers involved. good luck ...

Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd, slicker brushes, professional groomer
slicker brushes, professional groomer, wind the rain: Terrie, I am sorry but I don t ever feel comfortable recommending that option- even tho it is one. Why? Australian Shepherds are not bred to be house dogs but outdoor working dogs. You can shave the dog but the coat does lose it s texture and shine for...

Dog Grooming: bald spots after shaving a dog, double coats, bald patches
double coats, bald patches, bald spots: Hi Debra, This seems to happen to dogs who are not meant to have the coats shaved down. Mostly herding and working groups as well as the mixes made up from those breeds. Toys like pomeranians and other double coats - under + guard- can have the same problem....

Dog Grooming: buying dog clippers, medium length coat, short haircut
medium length coat, short haircut, blade changes: the stronger motor will work better for a heavy coat but they tend to run hot after a about 15-20 minutes so frequent blade changes are necessary to keep from burning the dog s skin if it is to be a short haircut. 2 blades should be enough just switch them...

Dog Grooming: buying dog grooming clippers, clippers, speed
clippers, speed, RPM: I highly recommend the Andis AGC line of clippers. These come in a couple of body styles, colors and speed options. The square body style is the older model, the red round ones are newer, and the silver or blue are the newest. There are minor differences...

Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd, australian sheppard, fly ball
Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd, australian sheppard, fly ball, blue merle

Dog Grooming: Sheltie with haircut too short, sheltie, medical reasons
Dog Grooming: Sheltie with haircut too short, sheltie, medical reasons, quality food

Dog Grooming: Giant Schnauzers, bouvier des flandres, durban south africa
bouvier des flandres, durban south africa, concert violinist: Greetings back to you! I love the Giants and had a client for many years who had Giants. Unfortunately I am too old to do the big dogs any more so i haven t seen a pet in a long time. One of the top handlers in the world of Giants is Gabriel Rangel. ...

Dog Grooming: Grooming, video demonstration, grooming table
video demonstration, grooming table, supply catalogue: This is a good question Sandra. You want to do the comb out and a rough clip before the bath- that is if you can. If the hair is matted a shave down is in order and you might as well do that first so you don t have to deal with a bigger mess after. At least...

Dog Grooming: rough collie, nutrition, shave down
nutrition, shave down, healthy coat: I am so sorry that happened to you! Mis-communication is a horrible thing! The good news is it will grow back. I feed my own dogs Blue Buffalo and have also heard a lot of positive things about EVO and Solid Gold. If you can find a specialty pet store in...

Dog Grooming: Shaving miniature poodle getting bald spot, quality dog food, miniature poodle
quality dog food, miniature poodle, adult coat: it should not be necessary to oil the dogs coat. As I said work from the inside out. Add the olive oil to the food if you must tho wild salmon oil is usually the preferred additive. Oiling will make the coat limp and greasy making it difficult to scissor....

Dog Grooming: Sheltie with haircut too short, natural bristle brush, fatty acids
natural bristle brush, fatty acids, sheltie: Oh darn, how disappointing! Best thing you can do is make sure he has a diet rich in fatty acids - appropriate for his age. As far as speeding it up all I can say is you can try stimulating his skin with a soft natural bristle brush and gently brush the...

Dog Grooming: smelly dog, palmolive dish soap, sharpai
palmolive dish soap, sharpai, awfull: Well Yvonne, there is not much you can do about the problem at this late stage. It most likely has to do do with the diet and age of your dog. You can try using a degreaser shampoo or Palmolive dish soap but frankly I don t think it will do much. You can...

Dog Grooming: using clippers on Yorki, going with the grain, going against the grain
going with the grain, going against the grain, yorki: Hi Linda, You didn t say what kid of clipper or # blade you are using. Or how long you want your dogs hair. If you go against the grain as a novice, you will have a very choppy looking cut at best and at worst you may really injure you dog. They have thin...

Dog Grooming: 5 month old long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund, longhair dachshund
long haired dachshund, longhair dachshund, samantha bailey: Hi Samantha, Bailey is certainly an unusual color for a dachshund- I have never seen one that color! Well beside that, what you describe is the usual cycle of growth. Now there are several ways of dealing with this - depending on how artistic and hands on...

Dog Grooming: Chinese Crested Powderpuff, chinese crested powderpuff, maltese shitzu
chinese crested powderpuff, maltese shitzu, geib: Hi Julie, Powderpuffs can be groomed in a puppy-cut like maltese, shitzu or coated breeds that have continuos hair growth. That is usually accomplished by using clippers and finishing with scissors. Oster, Andis, Geib, Laube all make clippers that you can...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, tender skin, groomer
tender skin, groomer, groomers: Hi Amber, Known as razor burn... Your groomer has cut Scooter too short- maybe even with a hot blade and burned his tender skin. Try using some witch haze soak cotton to sooth it. Maybe some benadryl ointment to sooth it. Pekes are not really meant to...

Dog Grooming: Grooming of a 16 yr old maltese, shi tzu, dear elizabeth
shi tzu, dear elizabeth, heart attack: Eva, Better to do it now while the weather is warm. I would have it done at a vets so they can monitor her. I groomed a maltese every 3 weeks until she was 19! She fought me every time- I made the woman take responsibility if she had a heart attack but she...

Dog Grooming: Grooming my Aussie, metal comb, hind quarters
metal comb, hind quarters, herding dogs: Amy, slide a metal comb under the matt to protect the skin and cut the matt out if you must. Frankly when you have that many matts it means you are not doing the proper maintenance to start with. Get thee to a groomer who can get you on track. If you have...

Dog Grooming: golden retreiver, thick under coat, mars coat king, beach walks
mars coat king, beach walks, high velocity: this is my golden retriever weekend- I just answered another question about the same issue so you should definitely read that as well. Since you can handle a clipper you are one up but using these blades are a last resort since they will cut off the protective...

Dog Grooming: golden retriever, kiddie pool, whiskers
kiddie pool, whiskers, short hair: read the previous answer to question before yours. I am not a fan of shaving retrievers - nature gave those coats for a reason- insulation in the winter and protection from the sun in the summer- get the dog a kiddie pool to lay in if she is hot. They are...

Dog Grooming: labs legs, dog house, natures
dog house, natures, connie: Hi Connie Do you REALLY need to shave this dog??? A good shedding and and a bath are all nature intended. Some shade, a dog house and a bowl of water if it is an outside dog. I don t quite understand why you need to shave natures protection but if you have...

Dog Grooming: Poodle/Shih Tzu mixed hair type?, shi poo puppy, vet question
shi poo puppy, vet question, fur ball: Hi Rox, Did you have your new pup examined by a vet when you brought him home? You should have had him checked out IMMEDIATELY upon arriving home. Any body who is breeding dogs and does not know how to groom them is extremely suspect in my professional opinion....

Dog Grooming: Trimming my chow's nails, correct confirmation, rule of thumb
correct confirmation, rule of thumb, nail files: Tina, This is the age old question - how to trim my dogs nails if I can t see the quick? General rule of thumb for a correct paw is that if the nails hit the floor when the dog is stacked straight they should be trimmed but that is assuming the dog has...

Dog Grooming: thickening the coat of a yellow lab, adult coat, thin coat
adult coat, thin coat, chalk: Sorry Deborah, but there s not much to do. You didn t say how old the dog is- it may be that he hasn t got his adult coat yet and needs to mature. You can consider the diet but if you have other dogs that you can see a big dif in then maybe this boy is just...

Dog Grooming: wool coat Australian Labradoodle, winter coats, going in the right direction
winter coats, going in the right direction, water dogs: Hi Coco, I am glad you came back with a clearer picture for me of your involvement with this breed. Yes we all lament the name... I am, however glad to hear this dog was bred with a purpose since so many of these designer dogs are put together for a whim....

Dog Grooming: Yorkie Coat, chorkies, soft fur
chorkies, soft fur, champion lines: Hi Ashlee, Oh dear - what can I say. There are so many different kinds of yorkies - they are really tough to predict what they will look like even when you see the parents. That being said - there are also unscrupulous breeders out there bait and switch....

Dog Grooming: airdale, mutton chop, professional handler
mutton chop, professional handler, airedale: So Al! when you say properly groomed does that mean you want to have it stripped? Or that you just want to make sure you have the correct pattern done on the dog and not those big mutton chop cheeks and baggy pantallons that so many groomers mistake for...

Dog Grooming: dog aggression, respect authority, grooming salon
respect authority, grooming salon, behaviorist: This is a grooming forum Debbie. You need a behaviorist. I strongly suggest you have him neutered- or desexed as you say Downunder. He would probably be much more manageble at a grooming salon without you around under the control of people who are professionals....

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, grooming table, breed clubs
grooming table, breed clubs, google: Hi Heidi, There are hundreds of books, videos and websites from breed clubs that tell you this. Videos are great because you can see how to instead of just what to. Breed clubs usually have detailed pamphlets on how you should groom your breed. It s not really...

Dog Grooming: My dog smells, jabs, jack russell
jabs, jack russell, stink: I would like a little bit more information before weighing in on this. If you wouldn t mind answering the following questions, I may be better able to help you: 1. What is the smell like (ie. tuna, sour, rotten, musky, fecal, etc) 2. What is her diet?...

Dog Grooming: grooming, little napoleon, toy poodle
little napoleon, toy poodle, obedience training: Hi Cindy you have a little Napoleon. The smaller they are the bigger the noise. She is still trying to assert herself. I am a groomer not a behaviorist- which is what you need. I have been through this a few times myself and it usually is the owners problem....

Dog Grooming: Puppy Standard Poodle, poodle clipping, standard poodle
poodle clipping, standard poodle, sanitary maintenance: Well Paul- my best advice from viewing that picture is to make the haircut shorter- MUCH shorter if you plan on continuing this yourself. The reason your blades are not working (most likely) is because the coat is not sufficiently brushed out therefor catching...

Dog Grooming: Rough hair around neck of long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund, thinning shears
long haired dachshund, thinning shears, hair swirls: Hi Jennifer, You have the right idea about stripping out that bushy section and while thinning shears can finish the look they should not be used to help achieve the entire effect or it will only promote the bushy look as it grows in. Using a pumice stone...

Dog Grooming: Wire Fox Terrier, wire fox terrier, metal comb
wire fox terrier, metal comb, nonsense approach: LuAnn, I am impressed that you are doing this yourself without having anyone work with you. First I hope you have a grooming table. Have you looked at my website terrierific.net It has all the equipment you need and links for it there. I have been using...

Dog Grooming: Yorkshire Terrier grooming, how to groom a yorkie, best bet
how to groom a yorkie, best bet, yorkshire terrier: Sherry, Why clip it if you can maintain it as is. You ll ruin the drape and weight of the coat if you put clippers to it. You didn t say where you are located but I can tell you that $45 for a grooming is incredibly reasonable. You should consider doing it...

Dog Grooming: bathing my pomeranian, dogs health, realistic schedule
dogs health, realistic schedule, exterminator: Sabrina, Who on earth told you such nonsense and why would you believe them? I find it hard to understand why you would knowingly allow fleas to torture your dogs and not take care of the problem because somebody gave you bogus information. You have a computer...

Dog Grooming: bichon grooming, wavy coat, bichons
wavy coat, bichons, pet groomer: Hello Vicki, This is nonsense. I have done and seen hundreds of this breed of dog. If you have a bichon it has a curly coat as an adult- some have curlier coats than others- some take longer to mature. This is not a show dog, I am assuming, so my advice...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, andis, dog shows
andis, dog shows, many thanks: Do you have a supplier that you can go and try them out? It is best to pick one up and feel it in your hands. The Andis Laube Oster brands are dependable but they have to be wired for you country- I think Oster and Andis are available and ready to go. Try...

Dog Grooming: lhasa poo matting and shaving, lhasa apso, lhasapoo
Dog Grooming: lhasa poo matting and shaving, lhasa apso, lhasapoo, wet weather

Dog Grooming: Tear Stains, angels delight, naturvet
Dog Grooming: Tear Stains, angels delight, naturvet, stain removers

Dog Grooming: Grooming clippers, medium duty model, bichon shitzu
medium duty model, bichon shitzu, oster clippers: Ginny, You have a hairy dog- forget all the titles. Reviews are only worth anything if you can use the equipment. You need more than clippers to groom this dog. I have been using the single, 2 speed Oster A5 and turbo clippers for 22 years, also have a...

Dog Grooming: lhasa poo matting and shaving, wet grass, groomer
wet grass, groomer, matts: Hi Linda, I had to get to the end of your letter to solve the mystery of the ever growing matts- and this is the answer. You answered my question when you said YOU bathe her. By bathing her repeatedly when she already has matts you exacerbate the condition...

Dog Grooming: Nail Clippers, large breed dogs, nail clipper
large breed dogs, nail clipper, rescue girl: Hi Chris, What a great story - I don t typically get questions from people with your level of experience- great for a change. You are right not to use the dremel till she settles down. I have been using the Millers Forge brand professional series for large...

Dog Grooming: My new Scottie cross puppy, daily nd, groomers
daily nd, groomers, cuteness: Hi Michelle Wow! 6 weeks old is really very young- do you have the mother as well? 8 weeks is the norm to remove a pup from it s mother for many reasons but that is another question. Are you going to be grooming her yourself? If so you can start anytime....

Dog Grooming: shedding, poms, high maintenance
poms, high maintenance, pomeranian: This is decidedly not true- All dogs shed- some more than others. Some continuously, some seasonally. All dogs need brushing and combing for general health and comfort. Poms are dogs that need this especially when the seasons change. If you are not able to...

Dog Grooming: Tear Stains, apple cider vinegar, white dogs
apple cider vinegar, white dogs, stain solution: Ahhhh Violet- If I had a nickel for every time I get asked this question... Would that it should be so easy as there being a quick fix in a bottle - but there is not. Nothing short of cutting the hair out will get rid of it from the outside. This is a chemical...

Dog Grooming: tar removal, flea comb, hair follicle
flea comb, hair follicle, tar removal: The best thing you can do is soak it with olive oil or peanut butter. The oils in both will penetrate the tar and break it up. Use a flea comb (comb with very fine teeth) to remove the debris. You may have to work in several layers. Don t be surprised, however,...

Dog Grooming: tibetan terriers and clipping, metal comb, tibetan terriers
metal comb, tibetan terriers, yorkshire england: try using A Doggy Man brand slicker. Sounds like the blades used to cut his hair were not that sharp and did not cut clean- giving you the velcro head on the end of the shaft causing it to stick to itself Try using a product called the Stuff or something...

Dog Grooming: tree sap and pine needles in paw pads, going berserk, paw pads
going berserk, paw pads, tree sap: OUCH ELAINE, This happens alot and of course it is poking the tender foot when she s walking - maybe you should go to the vets and have it looked at but there is a way to remove the sap safely. Any kind of oil will help dissolve the sap- olive, mineral, peanut...

Dog Grooming: 7 month old puppy shedding, adult coat, border collie
adult coat, border collie, furminator: As a puppy, yes, you will see some loss of the topcoat. As an adult, this should lessen. Puppy coat is a different coat than adult type, so your pup may have a completely different texture coat a year from now! Either way, there shouldn t be enough loss...

Dog Grooming: Bad breath, teeth and gums, raw bones
teeth and gums, raw bones, nutrition question: I am sorry but this is not really a grooming question but a nutrition question and unfortunately there are not enough true animal nutritionists out there. Many vets have given up the science of nutrition to the big corporate dog food companies and that is...

Dog Grooming: Bichon Groomer, professional handler, metropolitan center
professional handler, metropolitan center, funny question: This is a funny question. Ask yourself, How come you can t find someone in a major metropolitan center - this is relative of course- who knows how to set a Bichon pattern??? What are you willing to pay? (you get what you pay for) How often are you having...

Dog Grooming: Border collie's ruined coat, border collie mix, elbow grease
border collie mix, elbow grease, metal comb: Well I guess I don t have to tell you not to do that again. I wish others would read this sad tale before they decide to relieve their dogs from the heat... because after all it is nature s way of protecting these animals from the cold AND the heat. Groomers...

Dog Grooming: cutting dogs nails., ground insects, rough collie
ground insects, rough collie, vet clinic: Sorry for the delay in answering, I wanted several of the Dr s opinions on this matter and most of them couldn t give much of a helpful answer based on your Collie s age. The issue with being 10 yo is that sedation becomes a high risk factor and it is...

Dog Grooming: Dog Clipping equipment, westies, answer 7
westies, answer 7, medium length: Got to be honest- I never used a 3 3/4. Sounds to me like it is a very long length. 5# blades are on the medium length side. the lower the # the longer the length. Just FYI- all the snap on blades are interchangeable. 8# are trade based terrier blades but...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming, american acadamy, kohl s
american acadamy, kohl s, loving dogs: Hi Pat, Most dog groomers are retiring around that age. I am 57 and have been doing it for 22 years. I happen to be very lucky in that at my business is my own and I don t need to take transient clients to survive. I can pick and choose. I don t - or very...

Dog Grooming: Dried paint on coat, nail polish remover, paint water
nail polish remover, paint water, oil based paint: You can try using a test area first, use some nail polish remover, that SHOULD take Oil paint off of her coat. Water based us a breeze! Make sure to keep her nose, eyes and privates clear of the polish remover! Dab a bit on with a tissue, rub it a bit...

Dog Grooming: Dried paint on coat, paint water, oil based paint
paint water, oil based paint, natural oils: Believe it or not, more oil! Oil based paints will soften with the introduction of a cooking oil (olive oil works best)... Massage it into the areas with the paint and let it sit for about 30 min... then follow with a regular dog shampoo and the paint...

Dog Grooming: Bad breath, breath problems, greenies
Dog Grooming: Bad breath, breath problems, greenies, bad breath

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming, grooming school, groomer
Dog Grooming: Dog grooming, grooming school, groomer, bichon

Dog Grooming: Grooming Older Golden, fatty tumors, losing muscle
fatty tumors, losing muscle, groomer: I wish I knew the proximity of the groomers that I know to be in NJ, but I don t know the area! I recommend calling the groomer on this website: http://www.apurr-fectpaw.com/ She is an award winning groomer and known for her compassion! Even if she...

Dog Grooming: groomer won't respond to my dog shaver burn and complete loss of hair over 1/3 of his back side, english springer spaniel, sensitive scalp
english springer spaniel, sensitive scalp, loss of hair: Small Claims? Good luck...... What to say here is get another groomer. A summer cut for any breed that is meant to have a coat can cause all sorts of snafus and who s to say why. That there has been no re-growth is the problem and that is veterinarian...

Dog Grooming: grooming my west highland terrier, west highland terrier, business attitude
west highland terrier, business attitude, negative experience: Oh no! Sounds like she s telling you how it is! :) I think a couple of steps may help (hopefully!). Westies can definitely be a bit ornery (but isn t that what we love about them?) so this will take some patience. Hopefully your girl has a favorite...

Dog Grooming: HEALTHY COATS, omega fatty acids, shiny coats
omega fatty acids, shiny coats, lion cut: It sounds like you are off to a good start. The things *you* can do to make sure you are doing everything for your pup. 1. Make sure there is no underlying medical issue causing a lack of hair growth. Next vet visit voice your concern about sparse or dull...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian, dense coat, dead hair
dense coat, dead hair, fatty acids: Oh no! I m sorry to hear about your dilemma. I will say, Pomeranian s are frequently shaved and the reason for not shaving them is not health related, but it will change the texture of the coat. Most people only worry about this if they are showing their pup,...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian Shedding, thyroid diet, hypo thyroid
thyroid diet, hypo thyroid, pomeranian: hi Darlene, When you say shed is she dropping clumps of hair or is this just when you brush her? If it is the latter, this is normal, but if you are finding large clumps you should discuss this with your Vet because there are some simple things that can cause...

Dog Grooming: puppy odor, free detergent, american bulldogs
free detergent, american bulldogs, american bulldog: American Bulldogs are such beautiful dogs!! However, with their short coat they sometimes sweat a lovely musky smell... it is common on a lot of the very short haired bulldog types. Sometimes diet (you say you you spoil...with what? Just like we can...

Dog Grooming: Bath time!, bathing puppy first time, how to bath a puppy
bathing puppy first time, how to bath a puppy: Hi Laura, What an adorable puppy! Dogs that avoid water don t necessarily hate baths. A warm bath in a contained area can be very relaxing. Instead of preparing yourself for how irritable and snappy Toby will become when bathed, imagine Toby being calm...

Dog Grooming: Clipping nails, yorkshire terrier, dog owner
yorkshire terrier, dog owner, vets: Hi Sharon, well first off, we all have had days like this. You did not say how long you have been grooming but by now if you think the nails don t need cutting - DON T cut them. Then tell the client it was not necessary- that would have been the correct thing...

Dog Grooming: German Shepard, long haired german shepard, sanitary reasons
long haired german shepard, sanitary reasons, britches: I am not sure what you mean by britches . If you are referring to the furnishings under her tail on the top of the leg it it perfectly acceptable to trim them for sanitary reasons. We usually use thinning shears to do this in order to give a softer look....

Dog Grooming: Sheltie's floppy ear, waiting game, sheltie
waiting game, sheltie, left ear: Oh dear- you will just have to go with the flow- I doubt if the gluing did that much damage but it was already predisposed towards the flop even tho it may pop up again once he starts adult molar teething. It s a waiting game for some. Things change from day...

Dog Grooming: Styptic Powder Removal, better luck next time, groomer
better luck next time, groomer, hard as a rock: I hope the new groomer appreciates your understanding. How the heck did they knick a Pom Tail??? Best way would be to soak it with warm water- it is most likely a scab that formed so I might want to leave it alone personally. Styptic gets real hard when mixed...

Dog Grooming: Clipperblade marks, clipper blade, old timers
clipper blade, old timers, chat forum: Hi Vicky, I am going to send you to a website you re gonna love! Newbies get loads of help here but learn to use the site. http://www.petgroomerforums.com/chat/forum.php sign up then look up past answers in the area you are having problems with. There...

Dog Grooming: cocker spaniel clippers, clipper brand, cocker spaniel clippers
clipper brand, cocker spaniel clippers, home grooming: Hi Terry, It is best to purchase a heavy-duty clipper. Oftentimes when people decide to groom their dog they select an inferior clipper in an effort to save money or because they simply don t know what type of clipper to buy. I like the Andis clipper,...

Dog Grooming: dryskin, itchy skin, dog food recommendations
itchy skin, dog food recommendations: Hi Gail, (see update below for food evaluation) Dry skin is not usually a problem in dogs. If you are treating her with revolution, her chewing/licking is most likely allergy-related. What is the brand of food she eats? There are several things to consider...

Dog Grooming: another poodle question, oster clippers, miniature poodle
oster clippers, miniature poodle, blade size: Hi Peggy- I don t know why you would use a 10 on the coat unless you want a skinned dog... Try a skip tooth blade to lift and cut the coat and leave some hair- A 7 skip tooth is pretty short, a 5 is a bit longer and will leave a nice curl. The trick is...

Dog Grooming: Secret Shampoo, aromatic dog shampoo
aromatic dog shampoo: Hi Steve, I ve not known a groomer who will not readily tell you the shampoo they use. The scent you describe might also be the cologne they spritz on her after she is groomed. I wish I could say we use magic shampoo, but alas, we do not! If you enjoy...

Dog Grooming: Clipping rough collie, soft undercoat, rough collies
soft undercoat, rough collies, rough collie: G day and Happy New Year! I am in total agreement with you- too many people shave these dogs down and the coat is ruined and the protection of the dog s skin is compromised. The top coat - or guard hair - has several functions, the main one being water repellant....

Dog Grooming: Confidence, puppy classes, welsh terrier
puppy classes, welsh terrier, grooming schools: Confidence comes with repetition and consistency. Was you dog removed from his mother too early? That can sometimes be a problem. Regardless you have to keep up the routines and keep trying with lots of praise and rewards. You should probably be taking puppy...

Dog Grooming: German Shepherd., groom german shepherd, haircut german shepherd
groom german shepherd, haircut german shepherd, clippers german shepherd: Hi Martin, You need to purchase a heavy-duty clipper, such as the two-speed Andis: http://www.petedge.com/product/Grooming/Clippers-Blades/Clippers/Andis-AGRC-PowerGroom-Clipper/pc/190/c/330/sc/397/45465.uts Secondly, purchase one or two #7FC blades: http://www.petedge.com/product/Grooming/Clippers-Blades/Clipper-Blades/Andis-UltraEdge-Clipper-Blade-Size-7FC/pc/190/c/330/sc/396/43026.uts...

Dog Grooming: grooming doodles, those dogs, mutts
those dogs, mutts, personal choice: Hi Anne, I don t do Doodles for the record, a personal choice. This is always a quandary that we put ourselves through thinking there must be something wrong with the way we groom when the reality of the situation is you are dealing with an unknown property...

Dog Grooming: 4mth Puppy Coat Care, puppy shampoo, poodle mix
puppy shampoo, poodle mix, adult coat: I love shih-tzus! A 4 mos old...I can imagine how adorable he must be! Congrats on your getting him used to being groomed so young. I can t thank you enough for all groomers out there! :) You can use an adult shampoo even now, but make sure the label says...

Dog Grooming: Oster A5 turbo clipper, clipper, 22 years
clipper, 22 years, eyeball: Well I am no mechanic but I can tell you what I think and have been told over the 22 years I have been doing this. They don t make em like they use to. It s not worth having them sharpened for the most part. Most of the blade makers just want you to buy new...

Dog Grooming: My Pal was buzzed, matted coat, consistent maintenance
matted coat, consistent maintenance, coldest winter: They should have called you before shaving him. Please understand that this is a common solution to a problem in the dog world. Most groomers do not not have the time or patience to dematt a matted Pomeranian without being justly compensated. Many dogs just...

Dog Grooming: My poodle's hair looks dry!! : (, fish oil omega 3, poodle coat
fish oil omega 3, poodle coat, metal comb: Poodle coats are so finicky!! Brushing first (then combing with a metal comb to make sure there are no knots) is the best thing you can do to help distribute the natural oils in your dog s skin so it helps to shine the coat, but here are some other ideas....

Dog Grooming: Tibetan Terrier-Poodle, poodle hair, newport beach ca
poodle hair, newport beach ca, tibetan terriers: you have 2 high maintenance breeds there! I have NO clue as what that combination will produce. It can take up to 18 months for the adult coat to appear. Both breeds have continuous growth and matt when left uncared for. If you are having the dog groomed...

Dog Grooming: Grooming - Clipper Recommendation, professional dog grooming equipment, cocker spaniels
professional dog grooming equipment, cocker spaniels, safe bet: Hi Melissa, This is a busy time of year for groomers so sorry I delayed getting back to you. Clippers are worth what you pay for them and then you need to learn how to use them correctly with the proper blades for your breed. Go to an online dog grooming...

Dog Grooming: Matted hair removal, the stuff, dematting dog
the stuff, dematting dog, long-coated breed tangles: Hi Ronald, Apologies for the delay in responding. For long-coated breeds, I like a product called, The Stuff , which contains silicon to help detangle and condition the coat. It also prevents static while you brush. It s readily available online or from...

Dog Grooming: Sheered coat, rule of thumb, grooming tools
rule of thumb, grooming tools, disasterous: Some dogs grow coats out faster than others, since your dog has a longer coat ( I assume from the breeds involved), it will take about 6 months to a year. A good rule of thumb is 1/8 inch a week. By next fall, the dogs coat will be grown out and it will be...

Dog Grooming: Clipper rec for Dorkie-hair is slightly wirey with soft undercoat, soft undercoat, metal comb
soft undercoat, metal comb, thinning shears: Hi Nicole Sorry it took so long to reply- I was away at a wedding. What the heck is a Dorkie? A dacshund yorkie mix? The clipper is going to ruin the wirey hair - but if you want to keep it in a puppy type haircut you will need a basic professional clipper...

Dog Grooming: Grooming matted dog, grooming table, muzzles
Dog Grooming: Grooming matted dog, grooming table, muzzles, shih tzu

Dog Grooming: Shih Tzu with skin problems, food allergy, holistic food
Dog Grooming: Shih Tzu with skin problems, food allergy, holistic food, topical solutions

Dog Grooming: Tangled dog!!!!!!!!, short haircut
Dog Grooming: Tangled dog!!!!!!!!, short haircut

Dog Grooming: Grooming matted dog, shi tzu, grooming table
shi tzu, grooming table, studying at home: Hi Sharon, This is the life of a groomer for sure- there are definitely these types out there and you need to be very careful. You can get hurt or accidentally hurt the dog. I have no clue how you got it to go to sleep- and still work on it. This dog will...

Dog Grooming: greyhound itches, feedstore, greyhounds
feedstore, greyhounds, talbott: How often do you bathe your Greyhound? Sounds like she has dry skin and some flaking issues, which are not hard to treat. I recommend Nova Pearls moisurising shampoo which you can get at your local feedstore. It should clear it up, use it once a week until...

Dog Grooming: Razor burn, vet fees, small claims court
vet fees, small claims court, groomer: Have your Vet fill out a paper stating that in his EXPERT opinion, the dog has a razor burn, present a notorized copy of this to the shop owner, and ask for your money back, you COULD try for damages and Vet fees but will have to go to small claims court...

Dog Grooming: Shih Tzu with skin problems, bear cut, expensive shampoos
bear cut, expensive shampoos, skin problem: Hi there! Oh, poor you and your doggie! There is nothing worse than what you are describing, it s a type of skin problem that is commenly called Hot Spot , though your baby may not have them yet, he s well on his way to them. The smell and oily coat is...

Dog Grooming: Summer cut?, high velocity, heating element
high velocity, heating element, loose hair: Hi James, Your dog is 9 and you have never done this before? You are certainly free to do this and you will most likely find someone who will do it but in my own opinion - don t. The hair grows back in differently and if your dog likes to hang outside he...

Dog Grooming: Tangled dog!!!!!!!!, demat poodle, matted fur
demat poodle, matted fur, poodle mats: Deanna, please forgive the length of time it took to respond to your question. Two things: Yorkies have different hair texture than poodles, therefore, Yorkies tend to be easier to maintain and easier to comb out. If the grass she rolls around on is...

Dog Grooming: yorkies eyes, judy capps, ingrown eyelashes
judy capps, ingrown eyelashes, little eyes: Well, there are many reasons for his eyes to be bad, he MAY have some ingrown eyelashes, or small warts inside his lids that are causing problem. I would recommend you take him to a vet to have it checked out, chances are good that with a little ointment...

Dog Grooming: Chinese Crested PP clipped down?, chinese crested powderpuff, heat problem
chinese crested powderpuff, heat problem, chinese crested: Hi Martha from POLAND!!! Looks like the pure bred fancy is alive and thriving through out the world- which is dynamite! I tend to get a bit isolated even though I am based out of NYC which should make me a bit more informed. We don t see that many CC s powder...

Dog Grooming: Clipping Toenails, four paws, dremal
four paws, dremal, toe nails: Hi Jessica, First thing I want you to ask yourself - does she really need to have this done? Some dogs naturally wear down their nails enough that you might just let them be. They are short enough so clipping them is actually hurting her. Or the pressure...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming, metal comb, chris christianson
metal comb, chris christianson, types of dogs: Poor Lynn, You found out the hard way about the delicate nature of these coats. Possibly they tried shedding the undercoat with one of those huge rakes that ripped the guard hair off. Removing undercoat is tricky but is a good idea to keep the skin healthy....

Dog Grooming: Springer Spaniel Dry Skin, bristle brush, oil glands
Dog Grooming: Springer Spaniel Dry Skin, bristle brush, oil glands, natural c

Dog Grooming: hi i have some questions to ask you, double-coated breed grooming, double-coated breed insulation
double-coated breed grooming, double-coated breed insulation: Lauren, 1. I ll assume you mean if the dog is shedding or dropping its fur. If the coat is free of mats and debris, nothing will happen . If a dog has a profuse undercoat and it is not maintained, it will become matted, full of debris and can harbor...

Dog Grooming: Nail Clipping, dremal, nail clipping
dremal, nail clipping, emotional investment: Bertha - you have to be firm and confident with a puppy when doing this. Otherwise you may cause greater problems down the line. Are you capable of this? No squiggling and squirming, biting and nipping- whatsoever! Right? If your dog is giving you a hard time...

Dog Grooming: Pomerainian cut short due to fleas, short haircut, flea shampoo
short haircut, flea shampoo, warm climates: Wanda, sorry to say but you risk losing the coat if you take it down like that. It does not always grow back and can look really motheaten. Forever. Best thing to do is bathe it in real soap which kills the fleas. Bomb the house at least TWICE and all bedding...

Dog Grooming: Springer Spaniel Dry Skin, pet feed stores, english springer spaniel
pet feed stores, english springer spaniel, skin flakes: I would just rinse the mud off of him rather than give him a full bath, most shampoos will dry his skin out. If the problem persists, then try a moisterizing shampoo like Nova Pearls, which is carried by most pet/feed stores. Don t over do the bathing, he...

Dog Grooming: Staph / Grooming, oral antibiotics, grooming service
oral antibiotics, grooming service, staph infections: If your dog has never had a staph infection before this, then it s a good chance that he picked it up at the groomers. Most groomers DO disinfect their instruments in between dogs, but all it takes is one time that they don t and things get spread around....

Dog Grooming: Summer Grooming Part II, affenpincher, wiry hair
affenpincher, wiry hair, upper west side: I DID NOT REALIZE YOU WERE SO CLOSE! I get questions from all over the world.... Please contact me through my website terrierific.net read the PDF on becoming a client - it explains mostly everything and you will have a better idea of the process and...

Dog Grooming: clippers for goldenretreivers, best bet, word of advice
best bet, word of advice, goldenretreivers: Hi Roberta It will cost you at least as much to buy a good pair of clippers and the correct blades as it would to have them groomed professionally with a lot less stress and mess- just a word of advice. If you read my earlier posts you ll find I am not...

Dog Grooming: my dog has itch and hair fall, shedding dog, ear infection
shedding dog, ear infection, grooming: Teena, I recommend you take your dog to a veterinarian. When was her last check-up? You mention you are treating her red ear with Gentamicin and Dexamethasone, but it s not clear if the medication is left over from a previous ear infection, or if she was...

Dog Grooming: Excess Shedding, brood bitches, thyroid test
brood bitches, thyroid test, thyroid problem: It s hard to say what he may be missing, but I suggest you bite the bullet and have a thyroid test done on him. If he s not itchy and loosing hair that way, he could have a thyroid problem and you wouldn t know it. Beagles are a breed CAN have that problem,...

Dog Grooming: Grooming a very matted Pomeranian, soft slicker, metal comb
soft slicker, metal comb, slicker brush: Dear Vickie, Believe me I understand what you are talking about- I have a client who lives elsewhere 50% of the time and has had her Pom butchered and refuses to let anyone else touch her but me. She has the most incredible coat I ever worked on. The first...

Dog Grooming: grooming a nervous springer spaniel, sheep shearer, tranqulizer
sheep shearer, tranqulizer, dull blades: Poor dog, poor groomers, they NEVER like it when a dog suddenly goes nuts. My advice is to ask your vet what kind of mild tranqulizer you can use. Childrens Benedryl is great, but the Vet may have another idea. Just something to take the edge off. Once...

Dog Grooming: nervous springer spaniel, sheep shearer, grooming shop
sheep shearer, grooming shop, hind sight: Bev, I suggest you drop your dog off at the grooming shop and return when he is groomed. Most dogs settle down when the owners are not present. The majority of breeds that require grooming receive their first haircut or partial haircut as soon as they...

Dog Grooming: Pom hair cut to short by groomer, awhere, artices
awhere, artices, longer hair: Many people, groomers included, think that a dog with longer hair MUST have a summer cut this is not the case for most of them, their long hair PROTECTS them from the heat, rather than makes them hotter. Want to cool down your dog? Give it some ice cubes...

Dog Grooming: Poodle clippers, toy poodle puppy, razor burn
toy poodle puppy, razor burn, reading reviews: those small tables are a bit awkward - I don t believe they lock from the ones I have seen. THey are made to stand on top of the traditional table. All tables are collapsible if space is an issue or if you have a surface you can clamp an arm onto that could...

Dog Grooming: will my pomeranians fur grow back fine?, matted area, guard hair
matted area, guard hair, grooming table: Hi Serena, If you read my answers to similar questions I have gone over this topic several times and you will learn that I am not supportive of the shave down for just the reasons you described. It can ruin the coat and takes forever -if ever - to grow back....

Dog Grooming: grooming and biting, poodle mix, facial fractures
poodle mix, facial fractures, strong suspicion: This is a sad situation and frankly there is no easy answer. It is too dangerous to expect you to do this yourself. How old is this dog? He should be sedated and shaved with a 15 blade so that you get about 12 weeks between each grooming. Then you have a...

Dog Grooming: grooming an Old English Sheepdog, old english sheepdog, steel comb
old english sheepdog, steel comb, hi mary: Hi Mary- Sounds like you prefer to do this yourself. Do you have a good clipper and do you know how to use it? Old English have very sensitive skin so you need to leave enough hair for protection against the elements- including those stickers. I like a...

Dog Grooming: need help, rotties, small baby
rotties, small baby, 4 months: Rotties are nice dogs, but they can be one person dogs . I would say that the dog knows your husband is it s PERSON, and while it will always tolerate you(and any children you have) it will never be that fond of you. I recommend that you find a trainer willing...

Dog Grooming: recurring staph infection, many different things, cocker spaniel
many different things, cocker spaniel, cross contamination: Well Lynn, If your dog is getting staph on a regular basis from a groomer it s time to change groomers. It can come from so many different things because it can be airborne. It can also be dormant on your dogs skin and when she is being groomed you may be...

Dog Grooming: should I shave my pug?, hot weather, pugs
hot weather, pugs, extremities: Leslie, Summer shave a pug? NO, no and less you misunderstand me, no. All dogs pant because that is how they cool themselves off (especially short nose breeds). If it is too hot- leave your dog home! They don t need to spend hours outside in the heat! If...

Dog Grooming: skirt on schnauzer, how to scissor schnauzer skirt, learn to scissor like a groomer
how to scissor schnauzer skirt, learn to scissor like a groomer, grooming tools needed to groom yo: Hi Dawn, Here are a few tips to help with choppy lines: 1) Make sure to use grooming shears instead of scissors for cutting paper. Here is an inexpensive shear that works very well: http://www.petedge.com/product/Geib-Gator-Straight-Shears-7-12quot/43209.uts...

Dog Grooming: clipping yorkie poo, andis clipper, andis agc
andis clipper, andis agc, oster clipper: Sorry, you misunderstood! Don t use a #10 on the body, without a snap-comb. You originally said you would like the fur to be 1 long and wrote that you considered purchasing a blade with a snap-comb. My first post read that you should use the #10 blade with...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, benedryl, skin irritations
benedryl, skin irritations, minimum time: Hopefully you will not wait so long before grooming your dog in the future. The coats of both of those breeds need frequent and methodical maintenance- miss a session and you have matts, get wet you have matts, give a bath without a proper brush out you have...

Dog Grooming: clipping yorkie poo, switch blades, heat problems
Dog Grooming: clipping yorkie poo, switch blades, heat problems, double speed

Dog Grooming: Grooming a pet rough collie, quality shampoo, metal comb
quality shampoo, metal comb, rough collie: Cathy- what is your purpose here? Is this dog a show dog? A working dog or a pet? If you are showing the dog you have to everything you described and then some. The purpose of these methods is to make the most of the coat. If this is a pet then monthly...

Dog Grooming: how long will it take for my dog to grow back coat, beneficial nematodes, weather climate
beneficial nematodes, weather climate, flea problem: Frank, what made you think shaving your dogs would help rid you of a flea problem???? Treating the fleas and the living space is how you take care of this but the deed being done, the answer to your question is 3-6 months. Next time just bomb your home,...

Dog Grooming: Dog afraid of scissors, cockapoo, unwanted behavior
cockapoo, unwanted behavior, grooming tools: Hi Jenny, I m sorry you are experiencing this problem with your dog when you only seek to help him! It is not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of scissors and clippers around their face and especially the eyes. His fear could be from a previous slip-up...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming, knowledgeable customer service, raw bones
knowledgeable customer service, raw bones, baking soda and peroxide: Hi Adam - it is good you want to maintain your dog between professional visits.Small raw - yes raw- bones are natures toothbrush. They don t crack and cause the same problems as cooked bones. They naturally remove plaque. Other than that if you are confident...

Dog Grooming: groom a show dog, dog shows, groomer
dog shows, groomer, dog show: whoa up there... Took me years to learn my breed and you want an answer here? First thing you should do is start going to dog shows and watch the backstage area where dogs are being prepped. Each group of breeds has a different standard. Pick one breed and...

Dog Grooming: Bathing, german shepherd, bath
german shepherd, bath: Hi Paola, I agree. It is important wash AND dry these guys- especially because they shed so darn much. You can help keep the hair balls from rolling around the house with frequent brushing but if you bathe them it is extremely important to hand dry them-...

Dog Grooming: ?cockapoo,matted badly, matted dog, matted resued dog
matted dog, matted resued dog: Hi Michelle, It was very kind of you to rescue a dog in need! You may have to shave her down short and let her fur grow back. It is expensive to have a dog professionally groomed and I understand the hardship, especially since you rescued this dog and may...

Dog Grooming: difficult peke a poo, separatin anxiety canine, dog separation anxiety
separatin anxiety canine, dog separation anxiety: Hi Gerrie, Thank-you for the positive feedback. When a dog has human companions 24/7, they are never faced with learning how to rely on themselves. Though dogs are pack animals, even coyotes and wolves learn to survive in solitude. Juvenile coyotes...

Dog Grooming: haircut, puppy cut, chipoo
puppy cut, chipoo: Hi Clara, Ask for a puppy cut. A puppy cut can vary greatly in length so it is good to know what length you want before you take her to the grooming shop. Her hair will need to be completely mat-free for this haircut. It s a very cute, fluffy clip and she...

Dog Grooming: peekapoo grooming, best dog clipper
best dog clipper: Hi Chuck, I like this Andis clipper: http://www.petedge.com/product/Grooming/Clippers-Blades/Clippers/Andis-UltraEdge-2-Speed-Dog-Clipper/pc/190/c/330/sc/397/44531.uts If your Cock-a-poo is darkly colored, it may be useful to purchase the Andis clipper...

Dog Grooming: Scottish Terrier Grooming Disaster, scottie, scruffy
scottie, scruffy, puppycut: Megan - you had the dog s best interest at heart and that was good to start. In 2-3 years you will be doing this knowing better what to expect. It WILL grow back - in fact it NEVER stops growing. It gets long, smelly, tangled and dirty. Scottties are one of...

Dog Grooming: Strip A' Griff?, hand stripping, Brussels Griffon
hand stripping, Brussels Griffon: Hi Teddy, I strip alot of pet Griffs and the difference is blatantly obvious. First it is in the color. Second in the texture. THe undercoat is really not the issue. You don t say how old the dog is. It often takes up to 2-3 years for the correct coat to...

Dog Grooming: advice of clippers, cocker spaniel, armature
cocker spaniel, armature, curly hair: Hi Before you go spending money contact Wahl. It could be the armature that moves the blade needs replacing. They usually need replacemt and it is a cheap piece to buy. You will probably pay a lot less to send it back than to get a new one. So try speaking...

Dog Grooming: First Time Hand Stripping, american fox terrier club, wire fox terrier
american fox terrier club, wire fox terrier, chris christiansen: You are coming through to me from Alabama for some reason My best advice is to go to YouTube and look at the instructional video and practice on your dog The worst thing that can happen is it all grows back. Again go to the Fox Terrier club and see who...

Dog Grooming: Husky hair clipping, soft undercoat, husky dogs
soft undercoat, husky dogs, petsmart: Hi Julie, Sorry about the delay, I was out of town. When you say to the 9s I am assuming that they shaved Sven all the way down. Husky s really should not be shaved all the way down. They are a double coated breed, which means they have a light undercoat...

Dog Grooming: pomeranian hair fall, clipped double-coated pomeranian, clipping double-coated breed
clipped double-coated pomeranian, clipping double-coated breed : Hi Hemant, Pomeranians have a double-coat which should not be clipped because it forever changes the appearance, texture and how the fur grows. Usually the fur will grow back sort of patchy and it will become more dense; in some areas it grows back very...

Dog Grooming: Blow dryer, dog afraid of blow dryer
dog afraid of blow dryer: Hi Kathy, Before you turn on the dryer, pet them with it and talk soothingly to them. After petting them with the dryer (do several short sessions over a week), turn on the low setting and start near their rear-end --never the head-- to begin with...

Dog Grooming: Hand Stripping Question, wire fox, chris christensen
wire fox, chris christensen, pumice stone: Hi Shannon Good for you doing this yourself but don t get discouraged. There are 2 coats growing- the wire and the undercoat sometimes called the underwear. You have to strip out the white coat as well so the black comes back hard and shiny. It will come...

Dog Grooming: Skin cut, bad haircut, busy at work
bad haircut, busy at work, poodle: Hi, I am so sorry about the delay, my Internet was down for 2 days and I was busy at work. I do not believe that getting a pup poodle shaved down will make the hair grow any better, in fact, I believe it is better to get the pups done much earlier than...

Dog Grooming: Helping clam our dog prior to grooming, dog fights being groomed
dog fights being groomed: Hi Joe, I understand your frustration! It sounds like He may be a little spoiled. It would be one thing if it were just a matter of him fighting the clipper noise, but that you also can t clean his ears means that he fights whatever he dislikes until you...

Dog Grooming: Hi it's Lauren I have some questions to ask you, ounce of prevention, moist skin
ounce of prevention, moist skin, exact science: Glad you are happy with my answers - please don t forget to rate them. I can t let you ask 2 a day because it limits others who may have questions and that s not fair since I volunteer for the good of all besides the fact is I am on vacation! How about...

Dog Grooming: Bischon, ph saliva, bishon
ph saliva, bishon, angel eyes: Cathy Are you sure this is spelled correctly? Muzzle or muscle? Are you talking about the red color that stains the face or eyes? If so then there is a product called tylan that your vet can prescribe that helps to alleviate the problm. It is a powder that...

Dog Grooming: Cutting blades, How to groom a dog with bad hips, how to groom a dog after surgery
How to groom a dog with bad hips, how to groom a dog after surgery, how to groom a dog with bad hi: Hi Shirley, I need a little more information before I can recommend the proper grooming tools. 1) What color is her fur? If she is pure white, her skin is likely pink, which means she will sunburn easily if you shave her with the length of blade that...

Dog Grooming: clipping nails, mild sedative, groomer
mild sedative, groomer, guillotine: Jodie you will need to work this out without meds. I never recommend it and sometimes it even makes it worse so what you need to do is start to get her used to handling those feet a bit at a time. You start by handling them every day. It could be that the...

Dog Grooming: coarse hair, wiry lab/golden retriever fur
wiry lab/golden retriever fur: Hi Tanya, I misread your mix to be a lab/poodle! For the hybrid you own, it is not common nor uncommon to see the fur texture you describe. In other words, you own a hybrid so recessive genes can and do emerge. Labrador Retrievers often have coarse fur...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming, dead hair, new hair
dead hair, new hair, puppies: Hi Nicola The sooner the better! I start at 5-6 months. Removing the puppy coat makes way for a stronger harder coat that is water repellant and easier to keep clean with regular brushing and combing. Starting early gets them used to it. Just be careful...

Dog Grooming: hand-stripping
Dog Grooming: hand-stripping

Dog Grooming: grooming a cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, short session
cocker spaniel, short session, american cocker: I LOVE cockers- my first professional foray and start of my business was through Rufus - my Black American cocker. You didn t say what kind of cocker you had- English/American full coated short??? What kind of coat it is. I went to youtube to find you a good...

Dog Grooming: hand-stripping, hand-stripping terriers, find a hand-stripper for a terrier
hand-stripping terriers, find a hand-stripper for a terrier: Hi Norma, Hand-stripping truly is an arduous job! It is difficult to find a groomer who does hand-stripping because of the time involved and the required skill. First, excuse my candor, is it important to you that your AT is hand-stripped or do you think...

Dog Grooming: My poodle was shaved!, poodle clipping, sam kohl
poodle clipping, sam kohl, poodle club: sorry it s taking me so long to answer but I was at Westminster for the full 5 days of events. Sounds like a disaster but it may have taken 2 to tango in this instance and if you want to do it yourself you will find out how these things can happen. Not saying...

Dog Grooming: Sore on neck, vet bill, pink spot
vet bill, pink spot, snap lock: Dear Melissa, I am sooo sorry that happened! The first thing that comes to mind is they put a snap lock loop on her to attach her to the table or where ever they kept her. Does it look like that to you? It was pinched or too tight. DON T go back to that place...

Dog Grooming: Clip/shave undercoated dog, dog hates being groomed, dog with seizure disorder hates being groomed
dog hates being groomed, dog with seizure disorder hates being groomed: Lindy, Clipping a double-coated dog every other year versus each year, does not matter. Once you clip the coat, it will change the texture and the color will fade. It is difficult to know how much it will fade or change the texture. What one notices if you...

Dog Grooming: change in dog behavior after grooming, Dog acts funny after haircut
Dog acts funny after haircut: Hi Darlene, I have heard of dogs that behave oddly, i.e., hiding under the bed if they are shaved particularly short because of thickly matted fur. They feel differently after a very short haircut -- and sometimes the first haircut -- and it can affect their...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming, adult coat, vitamin supplements
adult coat, vitamin supplements, old toy: Hi Nicole, Starr is exactly what you say- a baby! 4 pounds is a teacup for sure. It s good that you are getting her used to brushing- very important in fact if you plan on her having a long coat. It often takes up to 2 years for an adult coat to grow in...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming Clippers, english cockers, high pitch
english cockers, high pitch, grooming table: Norma, the trick is not to get matted isn t it? So in case it does the best blade to use - but you must be careful- is a #7 skip tooth, regardless of the clipper. Of course it should be a professional model- Wahl, Andis, Oster are a few I use. The skip...

Dog Grooming: dog baths, pockets and pouches, charlotte reed
pockets and pouches, charlotte reed, shampoo conditioner: That is a great idea Lucy! Thanks to Charlotte for putting that out there- she has so many great ideas to share. There are so many ways to store things these days so make it something fun, attractive, and easy to tote around. All the big box stores have storage...

Dog Grooming: eye and muzzle staining on Havanesse, digestive juices, term medication
digestive juices, term medication, tylan: Hi Wendy, Angel Eyes, as you probably know by now, is an antibiotic. It is the over the counter version of Tylan. I have had many clients who have used this prescribed version and it does work but Angel eyes is not as powerful and still expensive. If it...

Dog Grooming: change in dog behavior after grooming
Dog Grooming: change in dog behavior after grooming

Dog Grooming: Grooming a Pomeranian, dog fearful of people needs to be groomed
dog fearful of people needs to be groomed: Hi Delwina, Congratulations on your new dog! Pomeranian fur can be tricky to deal with for the inexperienced. you write that you want to give her a close-cut without shaving her. Any use of clippers on a double-coated breed will change the fur texture...

Dog Grooming: maltese dog, maltese coat texture
maltese coat texture: Hi Linda, You selected a breed that requires extensive coat care and I commend you for combing your Maltese twice daily! The AKC standard for Maltese hair is silky, long and flat. I have seen cotton-y, poofy and wavy hair. Much of it depends on the...

Dog Grooming: Sheltie ears, shletie ears
shletie ears: Hi Jeanette, your question does not pertain to grooming. I suggest you ask your breeder. However, I do know that most people prefer the ear tip folded, which requires a lengthy process. You may also find helpful information on breed forums. Good-luck,...

Dog Grooming: Staph infection from groomers, staf infections, vet bill
staf infections, vet bill, toy poodle: Dear Dawn, There are 2 people at fault here. I can sugar coat it or tell you the truth. It does no one any good to sugar coat it. Maybe it will help you to understand and avoid it in the future, because this can happen again. You need to groom your dog regularly...

Dog Grooming: teeth hygene, shank bones, denta stix
shank bones, denta stix, beef shank: Hi Bruce, Shih tzu s have very difficult mouths to keep track of but you are doing the right thing by brushing them frequently. That is by far the best thing to do. Those items you mention are fine occasionally but they can add weight on your dog if you feed...

Dog Grooming: abscess in my dog, abscess from dog grooming
abscess from dog grooming: Hi Patricia, I have not heard of a dog getting an abscess solely from being groomed. However, if your dog has an over-invasion of staph, a small nick with a clipper blade or bristle from a brush could allow staph to enter the body (staph is present on normal...

Dog Grooming: Brittany Spainel, alcoholic baby, anatomy of a dog
alcoholic baby, anatomy of a dog, ear cleaner: Hi Carlie, Congratulations on your new puppy!!! You can purchase a commercial ear cleaner made for dogs at most large pet stores or there are many sites for dog supplies on the web such as PetEdge.com or Dog.com. You can also use a non alcoholic baby wipe...

Dog Grooming: A Dog Like Hickory, westminster kennel club, westminster kennel club dog show
westminster kennel club, westminster kennel club dog show, loose hair: Hi Eunice, A good question to ask if you are considering this breed as a pet. While they don t look like they need much grooming they actually have very specific requirements- besides loads of brushing and combing, when the hair needs cutting it is plucked...

Dog Grooming: grooming a terrier/laso apso mix, san diego california, happy summer
san diego california, happy summer, feb march: Hi Karen, Since my sister lives southeast of San Diego I am familiar with your climate. Best advice is to look at youtube.com and see if there is a video for puppy cuts in the mixed breed section. All puppy cuts are basically the same. You will have to...

Dog Grooming: Austrailian sheperd, burrs, groomer
burrs, groomer, suff: Hi Liz, In my opinion Aussie s could really use the soft light undercoat that they grow in the spring/summer. Shaving them would take that away.This undercoat actually makes them cool and protects from sunburn. If you have a decent groomer and the coat...

Dog Grooming: grooming, wire fox terrier, professional groomer
wire fox terrier, professional groomer, occasional bath: sorry to be overly technical. By skinned I meant they shaved her with a 10 blade, which for all intents and purposes will take the hair off to the skin.. The Mars Coat King looks exactly like a little rake and that is how it is used . Like a rake - combing...

Dog Grooming: grooming a neglected wire foxy, hand-stripped terriers
hand-stripped terriers: Hi heather, I have not heard of shaving the white part and plucking the colored area. I can help with selection of proper tools and I describe how to hand strip but you may want to ask our other expert in the grooming category as she is pictured with Fox...

Dog Grooming: hi becca i have a question, family commitments, private questions
family commitments, private questions, time jobs: Lauren, It takes each expert 30-60 minutes and sometimes longer to answer questions. You have asked several private questions and it is very time consuming to answer all of them. Most of the experts have full time jobs and family commitments. Please do a...

Dog Grooming: Peekineese Grooming, shaving a pekeingese don't shave double coated breed
shaving a pekeingese don't shave double coated breed: Hi Barbara Anne, I can t think of a reason to shave your Pekingese. Since Peeks have a short nose, they can have difficulty breathing and they can overheat easily. If you are a prudent owner and you make sure Gizzmo does not overheat on warm days, he should...

Dog Grooming: Bad odor around dog's mouth, cocker spaniel, bad breath
cocker spaniel, bad breath, spaniel: Hi, There are many reasons for bad breath in a dog. Sorry about the delay in answering my mom was in the hospital. Brushing the teeth is very good, but sometimes there may be a problem with the gums, cracked tooth or something else that should be checked...

Dog Grooming: Elderly Cocker Spaniel with Cancer, cocker spaniel, rainbow bridge
cocker spaniel, rainbow bridge, high heaven: Oh Dear... I understand completely what you are going through but believe me the only thing you can do at this point with any kindness is have the vet lightly sedate her and shave her completely down. That way the vet can treat any of the warts and bumps...

Dog Grooming: Bad odor around dog's mouth, cocker spaniel, neosporin
Dog Grooming: Bad odor around dog's mouth, cocker spaniel, neosporin, wits end

Dog Grooming: fur on dog's paws, professional groomer, cause discomfort
professional groomer, cause discomfort, paws: Hi Emily, Goldens can grow a lot of fur in their pads. When they get professionally groomed we take a clipper and carefully shave the pads of the paw clean. Goldens also tend to have a lot of allergies that make them itch and chew on their paws, legs etc....

Dog Grooming: mixed breed grooming, aggressive kommondor grooming, grooming komoindor bites
aggressive kommondor grooming, grooming komoindor bites: Hi Kathy, What an ordeal! I m a bit confused, you write that you get her clipped several times a year, but she is afraid of clippers so you use scissors. Please clarify: 1) Do you clip her or have her clipped? 2) Do you partly clip her then scissor...

Dog Grooming: Products that could stimulate hair growth, shaved corgi, corgi double-coated sahve
shaved corgi, corgi double-coated sahve: Hi Art, Unfortunately such a product does not exist. Corgis are a double-coated breed and if shaved, their fur is forever changed (ruined). You probably notice the fur growing back patchy and actually more dense and profuse. That is a result of shaving his...

Dog Grooming: yorkie haircut, thick coats, little darling
thick coats, little darling, groomers: Hi Cheryl, There are so many different kinds of yorkie coats and you got the high maintenance one. Thick coats like that need to be professionally done at the very least every 8 weeks. Monthly is best. Also the shorter the better - they just poof up and get...

Dog Grooming: Bichon whiskers, ingrown hairs, whiskers
ingrown hairs, whiskers, little friend: Karen, Have you discussed this with her vet? While I do not have a problem with your doing this, I have not heard of this problem before with that breed. Lots of breeds have the whiskers shaved/plucked/scissored so as long as there are no ingrown hairs and...

Dog Grooming: My dog She Is a Black Lab/Hound dog, nail clipper, dremal tool
nail clipper, dremal tool, toe nails: Hi Andrew, It is a fact that some dogs will not have their nails cut with a nail clipper. - no matter who is doing it. SOme however will be amenable to having them filed - a dremal tool with rough sand paper nub or even fine can sometimes be the answer. Go...

Dog Grooming: Irish Terrier Hand stripping, skudder, nooh
Dog Grooming: Irish Terrier Hand stripping, skudder, nooh, groomer

Dog Grooming: Irish Terrier Hand stripping, professional dog handlers, mars coat king
professional dog handlers, mars coat king, school pets: Oh Dear Samantha, this sounds all wrong to me. There is NO reason your dog should have had this reaction other than bad hygiene. I have groomed many Irish and never had this problems. I groom them all every 6- 12 weeks. Whoever did this to your dog is of...

Dog Grooming: Shampoo & Conditioner, adult coat, shampoo conditioner
adult coat, shampoo conditioner, thick coating: there are a zillion shampoos on the market. You can make it whatever you like. I try to find the least perfumed- irritant- and the least drying. No oatmeal... Botanicals are best. #1 AllSystems has a good line of higher end, on the low end I really like...

Dog Grooming: pets, dog dander, golden retrievers
dog dander, golden retrievers, saliva: Sorry, not only will it not help your mother it is not really a good thing for your dog. Dander and saliva are the cause of allergies, not hair. Can t get rid of those. Your mother can try antihistamines but even some so called hypoallergenic dogs are not...

Dog Grooming: scottish terrier, burrs in dog fur, remove burrs from dog with slicker brush
burrs in dog fur, remove burrs from dog with slicker brush: Hi Jerry, The best way to remove burrs from your Scottie is with a soft slicker brush. I like the Millers Forge brand: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?pq=effect+affect&hl=en&sugexp=gsihc&cp=18&gs_id=1w&xhr=t&q=soft+slicker+brush&qe=c29mdCBzbGlja2VyIGJydXNo&qesig=rL3aY-do5uBHRkg2hNPJfw&pkc=AFgZ2tkkGj8tHcm-tHJCsi6jfRa77moxzVfqCpbohVpzyflGl9ks_flFJ0EDzeAB2L5vTPX-2wm2Zly31tdnBLe24qJno4tUMA&client=firefox-a&hs=trB&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=550&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=1364824670424027587&sa=X&ei=2MWHTuHAJ8HniAKzi8GTDw&sqi=2&ved=0CHgQ8wIwAw...

Dog Grooming: German Shepherd, meat poultry, dear elizabeth
meat poultry, dear elizabeth, happy new year: Happy New Year Sanjaya Just first let me say this is a medical problem if indeed it is a problem and not just behavioral. This dog is still a puppy and growing. It still needs protein for growing bones. You should consult a nutritionist. Please come back...

Dog Grooming: hi, curly coats, hocks
curly coats, hocks, groomers: Hi Abby, It actually depends on the the of coat a dog has but all groomers are taught a basic way to hold and handle scissors. After they learn the basics the way they get the finished product is up to them. Curly coats such as poodles are scissored pointed...

Dog Grooming: Hand stripping Border Terrier, thinning shears, harsh coat
thinning shears, harsh coat, chris christensen: Hi Morris GOOD FOR YOU! I love to hear from owners who are game to do this themselves - it s not rocket science. If you are not showing the dog then I wouldn t be too worked up about this part - you can use your fingers to do the legs if he has a hard harsh...

Dog Grooming: Irish terrier grooming, hand plucking, bathing
hand plucking, bathing, Irish Terriers: Hi Nancy! I am really glad you found me- cause you hit the jackpot! The bathing story is an old world myth- forget it. Especially if you live in an urban setting or your dog is a house dog and sleeps/lives on your furniture. UGH! 2X s a year!!!! Who wants...

Dog Grooming: agressive behavior while brushing, miniature american eskimo, slicker brush
miniature american eskimo, slicker brush, minute experience: Too much happened in such a short period of time and all of your ideas are legitimate concerns . Your vet is correct to get a behaviorist in My suggestion about the grooming is forget the tv and get a proper grooming table where your dogs can be handled correctly...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Questions, wire fox terrier, wire fox terrier pictures
wire fox terrier, wire fox terrier pictures, puppy stage: Good questions Shannon and good for you doing this on your own! Looks really age appropriate. Don t be in such a hurry to lose the adorable puppy stage. First -the legs yes strip all the hair out and start from scratch. Then pick at them once a week to achieve...

Dog Grooming: correct grooming tool for my dog, curry comb, dead hair
curry comb, dead hair, natural oils: Welcome to AllExpert Rohit What a sweet looking dog. I am assuming that this dog sheds quite a bit all year long. What you really need is a rubber curry brush . It would help to shed all the dead hair and stimulate the skin so the natural oils hep give a...

Dog Grooming: dog who is afraid of nail trimming, nail trim dog bites, dog hates nails trimmed
nail trim dog bites, dog hates nails trimmed: Hi Tanya, I have a Flat Coat Retriever too; wonderful breed! It s never a good sign when your dog growls at you! If when he growled at you, the nail trim session ended, he was allowed to determine the outcome, which means he will growl in other situations...

Dog Grooming: Grooming my Shiz Tzu who hates to be groomed, mobile groomer, nose scissors
mobile groomer, nose scissors, baby scissors: I am so sorry to hear this, Theresa. Unfortunately it is not at all uncommon with this breed. More unfortunate is the fact that you cannot just let it go due to the health hazards that come from not grooming his face. You have tried the methods I would have...

Dog Grooming: cockerspaniel grooming clippers, dozen brands, andis clippers
dozen brands, andis clippers, professional model: You really don t need to spend more than $150 for clippers but you do need to do maintenance like keeping the blades clean sharp and oiled. Andis is a great brand but you need the professional model - go to an on-line catalogue like Jeffers Pet http://www.jefferspet.com/andis-agc-super-2-speed-professional/p/AC-A5/cn/100134/...

Dog Grooming: Dog-ticks, blood suckers, warm winter
blood suckers, warm winter, effective solution: Preventic Tick collars, at your vet, is the best product on the market to repel ticks. Other than that you must treat the property the dog spends most of his time in or limit access to it. This is arguable the worst year in the northeast due to the warm...

Dog Grooming: hair clipper, professional hair clipper, slicker brushes
professional hair clipper, slicker brushes, metal comb: Alexandra- Not my favorite kind of question because the first thing that comes to my mind is WHY do you have that many dogs if you can t afford to maintain them? If you go back into my archives here and read the answers to probably a half dozen question about...

Dog Grooming: Jack russell and pomeranian mix grooming, professional groomer, hand strip
professional groomer, hand strip, wire hair: Hi Tia, I am no fan of shaving any dog let alone either of the 2 breeds you mentioned. It will not grow back well. Very spotty and motley - moth eaten is the best description of what it will most likely look like. If you do it once it will grow back softer....

Dog Grooming: Dandie Dinmont hand stripping, Dandie dinmont, lessons in handstripping
Dandie dinmont, lessons in handstripping: People ask me all the time about doing it themselves and it is certainly doable but you really need to invest in the equipment and instruction. That said you really have to be devoted to practice and timing. I am the only person I know of who does training...

Dog Grooming: grooming gone bad, groomer, bruise
Dog Grooming: grooming gone bad, groomer, bruise, bruises

Dog Grooming: grooming gone bad, arm area, proper job
arm area, proper job, knots: Barbara, Sad to say but yes this sounds like what is commonly referred to as brush burn. It s not neccesarrily bruised but likely to come from over brushing the same spot over and over because it is matted. What seems easy to brush out to you may not be sufficiant...

Dog Grooming: grooming too rough, brush bruises on dog after grooming
brush bruises on dog after grooming: Hi Barbara, I m sorry your dog was injured while being groomed. I would definitely take her to your veterinarian and it s good you documented the bruising with photographs. She has what is called brush-burn and yes, it is from brushing too hard; usually...

Dog Grooming: hand stripping Welsh terrier, welsh club, border collies
welsh club, border collies, welsh terrier: Hi Lillith Sorry but I have no idea where to get the stainless tool you are talking about. I use CC Detail Stick you can order direct or get it from Cherrybrook.com. If you are not showing your dog you might want to pet strip Not having seen the coat I...

Dog Grooming: shaving vs cutting with scissors, electric clipper, groomer
electric clipper, groomer, hi lee: Hi Lee, Without seeing a picture of the pup it is hard to say. If the dog had very long hair that was matted, meaning too hard to get a comb through it would probably need shaving. Hand scissoring a dog like that can be done by someone very experienced...

Dog Grooming: My dog is afraid of getting her nails trimmed., dog afraid of nail trim
dog afraid of nail trim: Hi Shelby, Aimie is a darling dog and she seems well-loved by her family. I sympathize with your plight and I understand what you are going through. First, I would like to address her fear and noise phobias: There exists many things on the market to help...

Dog Grooming: Handstripping Irish Terriers, professional dog handlers, norton oxfordshire
professional dog handlers, norton oxfordshire, irish terriers: Hello! Sorry but England is beyond my reach! I am convinced if you can do it yourself however, you will be better off since you are already familiar with process. Yes some Irish have very wooly coats which require a lot more elbow grease and since you are...

Dog Grooming: nails and hair everywhere!!!, canaan dog, long nails
canaan dog, long nails, furminator: Hi, Dogs usually are not in pain when clipping their nails, they just don t like it. If they are very long you might want to go to the vet or to a good groomer and get them done. If the quick(vein in the nail) is exceptionally long you may have to go...

Dog Grooming: Grooming samoyed, gorgeous coat, harsh realities
gorgeous coat, harsh realities, high velocity: Well your groomer does not know anything about how to deal with that kind of coat. You may not have wanted to bear the expense of dealing with it but you should never have let it get so far because it will probably take close to 2 years to get it back- if...

Dog Grooming: Shih Tzu show dog coat questions?, urine stains, hi chris
urine stains, hi chris, operative word: Hi Chris, Can be the most difficult or it can be easy if you do it correctly- operative word here is correctly. Bathe at least once a week, bush and comb daily, use a finishing spray such as The Stuff , use a water less shampoo to spot clean in between...

Dog Grooming: brushing, curly coats, professional groomer
curly coats, professional groomer, high velocity: Hi Alexandra, Could be the brand of brush you are using is to hard on his skin - if you are using a slicker style brush they come in many varieties of hardnesses. Some are meant for curly coats and some are not. It makes a difference and could cause a brush...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming/ health, dogs noses, stress symptom
dogs noses, stress symptom, muzzle: Hi Jericha, How long have you been grooming? I think you will be seeing this sort of thing on different breeds and all ages. It s more or less a stress symptom. Not dangerous just anxiety. The sneezing just clears the nose and throat. Holding the muzzle...

Dog Grooming: english bulldog shedding, old english bulldog, bulldog
old english bulldog, bulldog, bulldogs: Hi Rebecca, Believe it or not, Bulldogs shed quite a bit. Best thing you can do is have him bathed well, and I would recommend buying some sort of spray on leave on conditioner/dematting spray that smells good and also purchase a Zoom Groom(made by Kong)....

Dog Grooming: stripping knives
I think that the easiest way is to just use them. You must be sure to hold your wrist locked straight and when you pull the hair DO NOT FLIP your wrist or the hair. Pull it directly out of the follicle the direction it grows, otherwise you will cut it. Work...

Dog Grooming: Stripping knives for wire fox terrier
Hi! Pet stripping wires is my specialty! Been doing it a long time and have trained a lot of people like yourself so my advice is to go with the Hauptner. There are many sizes so what you will want is the black handle and the green handle. One is for roughing...

Dog Grooming: need help choosing a clipper PLEASE!, Clippers, cordless
Clippers, cordless: Hi Nicky- I don t know how experienced you are with using a clipper but ALL clipper blades heat up after prolonged use. Some people use a spray to cool them off but depending on what kind of pattern you are putting on the dog decides how often you need to...

Dog Grooming: wolf hybrid
Hi Ann The fleas caused the problem not the soap- fleas wreak havoc on any animal. You can use Dawn but it will dry the skin as it is specifically formulated to break up grease- like oil spills in the Gulf…. A wolf has an oily coat to protect them from the...

Dog Grooming: Terrier grooming-stripping, wire fox terrier, training your puppy
wire fox terrier, training your puppy, leady: Hi Arlene, Time to get at if you are going to do this- My suggestion is to go on Youtube and look up Lisa Leady and Melissa Verplank videos of handstripping terriers. They have really basic instructions. If you get a chance to have someone show you directly...

Dog Grooming: Dog breeds that shed less, shedding
shedding: Hi Amber, You don t have to be OCD to hate dog hair flying all over the house! LOL- I deal with dogs every day and I agree with you I would never stand for it either so I understand totally but what made you think G.D s don t shed? It is all the short haired...

Dog Grooming: Longhaired dachshund trim, long haired dachshunds, black tip
long haired dachshunds, black tip, ear hair: Hi Wendy, Guess you got a lesson the hard way… Some groomers think they need to show you are getting your monies worth by doing a little extra something like trimming the edges of a raggedy ear with a straight edge shear. It will grow back but not for quite...

Dog Grooming: Trimming hair, pads, feet hair
pads, feet hair: Hi Frank, Standard grooming procedure states, unless you are showing a dog that the hair between the toes and the pads be trimmed. Dogs sweat glands are there so if you do not keep them cleaned and free of debris they will get a build up of yeast or other...

Dog Grooming: Lots of Stripping Questions, black standard schnauzer, brussels griffon
black standard schnauzer, brussels griffon, standard schnauzer: JR, You do realize this is a volunteer column? 13 questions??? I m not sure if you are asking me or challenging me. The tone of these questions are almost antagonistic. I am an expert at this and it has taken me most of my life to learn the answers to the...

Dog Grooming: Stripping Irish Terrier, haired dogs, positive reinforcement
haired dogs, positive reinforcement, sebulex: The process, done correctly, does not have to be painful and as I said, especially for the Irish because the hair slips out so easily and is not as thick. People who don t know how to hand pluck are quick to spread that kind of story because they just don...

Dog Grooming: Wire fox terrier, wire fox terrier, fox terrier
wire fox terrier, fox terrier, show dogs: Sulbha my dear, I am pleased to hear the breed is in your country- I too have WFTs! You must start reading about and looking up this breed on YouTube. After you watch the videos on how to then you can pick out the things you want to try although if you...

Dog Grooming: Doggy oder, anal glands, little dogs
anal glands, little dogs, anals: Yes stress can cause excess secretions - especially of the anals so that is most likely the problem which is fixable. Sometimes their get smell too, which is where the sweat glands are. Nowadays, most groomers do not do anals and most vets won t clean ears...

Dog Grooming: grooming claws ??, nails
nails: Congratulations on your new puppy. You can get some nail clippers to do the job right away- human ones are fine at this age but in a few months you will have to get pet clippers. Be very careful about how short you go so they don t bleed- just cut the very...

Dog Grooming: Clipper, clipper drag, shaving Papillon
clipper drag, shaving Papillon: Kristen- Not sure why this is happening other than your blades may need to be replaced, sharpened or re-aligned. Wahl is a great brand I use them all the time. Of course you get what you pay for so if you bought the cheaper drug store version instead of the...

Dog Grooming: dog skin allergies, springtime fall, fall allergies
springtime fall, fall allergies, seasonal allergies: Hi Pam, Absolutely dogs can have seasonal allergies. My dogs get them every year, one much more than the other. They can also get them in the Springtime. Fall allergies seems to start as soon as the leaves begin to fall in August and get worse the more...

Dog Grooming: Pet allergied, coarse hair, dog allergies
coarse hair, dog allergies, german shepard: hoo boy- it s the dander you are allergic too not the hair. My advice is to fly YOU there and see how you react. Or some such similar thing. Find a GSD locally and see if you react. Don t want to bring baby home and then have to send him back- not cool,...

Dog Grooming: Hi I have questions about snap on combs
Hi Lauren I applaud your desire to learn. My best advice about this is to experiment for yourself. Snap on combs are meant to give a longer appearance to the coat. Longer blades are going to cut more hair quicker. You can get the same results from either...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming Study Matertials
Hi Megan, It s always refreshing to hear from someone who really wants to learn the correct way to groom. One of the easiest ways to get the best tips is to attend dog shows and watch the professionals groom. A lot of times you ll be able to recognize what...

Dog Grooming: GSD grooming
Ok then- I hear all what you are saying and you have some mis-information going on in a few places. Waterless shampoos do not necessarily have alcohol in them. The chemical treatments are not on the hair but absorbed into the skin and into the blood stream...

Dog Grooming: Mars Coat King for Wire Coat, Coat King
Coat King: I think that if you use a coat King occasionally it s fine. To just use it all the time is probably not a good idea especially when it s new. A lot of the problems stem from being too aggressive with the tool. So if you want to try it gently and see if it...

Dog Grooming: Products to reduce dogs odor.
Hi Dennis, The best thing I can tell you to do is to keep your dog on a leash so that you don t have to worry about this but that doesn t always work. It s a rather large breed so it s kind of difficult to just keep throwing it in the tub although that would...

Dog Grooming: golden retriever haircut
Hi Roberta, They all come with a 10 blade but you have to purchase the longer blade you are talking about separately. Even then it may take off more hair than you really want causing him to look rather moth eaten and then the new growth is really unattractive....

Dog Grooming: Skunk, skunked
skunked: You didn t say how big your dog is or when this happened but no matter what you do the smell will stay in the coat until it falls out. You can eliminate a lot by using the standard tomato juice bath a few gallons of juice soaked into his coat and then rinsed...

Dog Grooming: tear stains, tear stains
tear stains: Hi Asha, This is a problem that is difficult to solve- there is really nothing wrong but I think it is a stomach acid/Ph factor that can only be relieved by a low grade antibiotic called Tylan, by prescription only. It is a powder sprinkled over food. It...

Dog Grooming: dog bathing
Hi Meg I recently rescued a long hair Chihuahua myself! We adore her and she goes everywhere with us - as I am writing you she is curled up in my lap. That said, she needs frequent bathing also. Every 3 days due to itchy skin according to her allergist....

Dog Grooming: which equipment to groom my dog's coat
Hello Rohit, A curry mitt is the perfect thing to use on your dog s coat. I would venture to say tho that your dog has enjoyed your hands so don t be surprised if he takes a bit of time getting use to it. His coat looks very healthy regardless all though...

Dog Grooming: Cairn terrier fluff, Cairn terrier grooming
Cairn terrier grooming: Hi Athena, A furminater is not stripping but cutting her hair, rather more like tearing it. They are awful pieces of junk and will ruin the wire jacket. Toss it. If you want a tool that will rake and remove hair you are best advised to used a Mars Coat King-...

Dog Grooming: Cairn terrier fluff
Dog Grooming: Cairn terrier fluff

Dog Grooming: hand stripping WFT
Glad you are working the coat yourself! Good for you. Love those Hauptners. You can rake in between with the Mars Coat King to keep it under control as well. The Greyhound Stones are super for heads and ears too. As for that oily skin…. it is a problem seen...

Dog Grooming: number, First time clipping
First time clipping : Hi Sam You NEVER go against the grain unless you are a professional poodle trimmer and know how to without ripping the skin . The problem with most first timers is they cut the hair way to short and risk clipper burn or worse. Try using 5 or 7 blade - the...

Dog Grooming: Hair sore?
Dear Jean, This is not as uncommon as you may think. It seems to be breed specific. I would recommend you try combing over brushing. Try brushing with an infant bristle brush. Always use the metal comb but keep the coat on the short side if it is too difficult....

Dog Grooming: Infestation of the tick!
Hi Zoe, I think I have two questions hear from you so I will probably delete the first one and just answer this one okay? So ticks are a problem pretty much all over the Northeast and growing throughout the country. They are spread by any kind of vermin-...

Dog Grooming: "How to Get Your Dog to the Groomers"
Rachael, Thank you for thinking of me but honestly if you read back on some of the 300 or more questions I have already answered I think you will be able to see the patterns. There is PLENTY of information there to get more than enough ideas. regards...

Dog Grooming: Poodle Ear Hair Pulling
Hi Kate, You know you are not the first person who has dealt with the situation but let me just put your mind at rest. You realize that poodles were originally retrievers and they are meant to go in the water. The hair helps keep water out of the canal thus...

Dog Grooming: Ear hair plucking
Hi Kate, I applaud your dedication to the health of your dog. That said, I can t agree more with you that you may be causing her some dissasociative behavior if you continue on the way your are. Give it a rest for a while. You know a poodle is a water dog...

Dog Grooming: Dog groomed with rash after
Jeeze Melinda- That looks like a staph infection to me. - what breed dog is that ? How often do you have her groomed? Is this a new groomer? Could you see the rash before the vet shaved her? All dogs have staph on their skin but to have it blow up like...

Dog Grooming: Handstripping, hand stripping
hand stripping: Hi Larissa. My best advice for you is to find a breeder who has wire coated breeds and ask them if you can apprentice with them- which is how I learned. It is such a hands on learning experience that you must be doing it while you are learning in order to...

Dog Grooming: Clippered Not Stripped
If he has really been stripped as you say, then all you need to do is let it grow out completely 5 to 6 months. If however you have it done again it won t be so easy. Just make sure that it doesn t happen again or it will be more difficult next time. Good...

Dog Grooming: Rebellious Dog
This is a very difficult situation. The only way you can fix this is to have her sedated and shaved down. The problem is you wait too long to have the dog groomed and it hurts her. At her age you can t force her to be still while this process is being done....

Dog Grooming: Andis agc2 clippers on a Golden
Hi Greg If you are going to use a clipper on the feathers what you really need is a snap on blade that controls the amount you cut, like a beard trimmer. I would get the longest snap on available. I would use - #0 or #1 I don t know of a video because...

Dog Grooming: Hi i have questions that im curious about and are easy for you to answer this time
When you shave closely you should always be shaving in the direction that the hair grows so that would be the most common reason to be shaving up because you re following the grain of the hair If you should shave against the grain you are more likely to get...

Dog Grooming: Clippers, Labradoddle, clippers
Labradoddle, clippers: Happy summer! You picked a very high maintenance breed so I can understand your situation completely. You didn t say where you were located so I can only assume you need a warm weather cut for now. Not sure who told you those clippers won t work but they...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming brush for my dog
The rubber curry can be used in the bath to help shed us excess hair and will be gentler with the soap as a lubricant. The mitt is good for shining hair but not the one with pins- his skin is very thin at this age so you don t want to scratch or irritate it....

Dog Grooming: what brush to use
Your welcome- the curry is best used in the tub as a scrub brush- a medium toothed one should be just fine. It can be used dry but won t be as effective as the Coat King or slicker. It is a time consuming process I know but once you get it under control...

Dog Grooming: Nail trimming, teeth cleaning, nails, teeth
nails, teeth, anesthesia: Hi Vickie, First- thank you for rescuing this pup, thank you! I think you re right in letting him settle in first- a minimum of 3-5 months. The good news is this dog is young and may be turned around with love and patience. The fact that he is young is in...

Dog Grooming: 6 months yorkie, hair texture, blade guard
hair texture, blade guard, oily hair: Hello Olive, congrats on your little yorkie, aren t they SO cute?! I advise people not to get their puppies cut on the first visit because it is so much to expect them to stand still for all of that the first time. After that, it really is up to the owner....

Dog Grooming: 6 week old yorkie, baby shampoo, blow dryer
baby shampoo, blow dryer, certain age: There isn t really a certain age that is too young. If you decide to give her a bath use a shampoo made for puppies or a tearless baby shampoo. Make sure you don t get any shampoo in her eyes and since she is so young it s important that you keep her warm....

Dog Grooming: Bathing my beagle, slicker brush, sweet dogs
slicker brush, sweet dogs, beagles: You can bathe your beagle as often as once a week, as long as you use an appropriate shampoo. Find a conditioning shampoo or puppy or oatmeal shampoo to replenish the skin and protect the hair from drying. Beagles tend to have a houndy odor, so good combing...

Dog Grooming: Bathing a Lab, mobile groomer, natural shampoo
mobile groomer, natural shampoo, venice beach: I agree with you, I don t think bathing your lab every day is correct! Unless your dog is getting into sand, sawdust, fine dirt, or has a skin problem, or is swimming every day, bathing everyday is just not necessary. If he is getting into the aforementioned...

Dog Grooming: Best clipper and blades for American cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, blade length
cocker spaniel, blade length, ear openings: Hello, You can actually do then entire clip with a #10 blade, if you want to. The #10 will be needed to do all of the hygenic areas, lip line, muzzle, under the front legs and stomach and genital areas, under the tail. If your cocker has a nice thick coat...

Dog Grooming: Best clippers for pomeranian, fur type, hair clippers
fur type, hair clippers, arm pit: I always bathe my poms before doing any clipper work. The warm water relaxes the pores and the hair releases easier. I then dry and brush them throughly before I put my blades on the dog. If not the blades won t go through wet hair and they will rust. Brush...

Dog Grooming: Bichon grooming/bathing, skin problem, oatmeal
skin problem, oatmeal, moisturizing shampoo: As long as you use a moisturizing shampoo like an oatmeal shampoo you should be able to bathe her more often. You should blow dry her and use cologne. Other than that if she still stinks maybe she has a skin problem. Let me know if you have any more question...

Dog Grooming: Bichon/Maltese hair color, whitening shampoo, wash cloth
whitening shampoo, wash cloth, dry food: This could be a result of dyes that are put in some foods, if that s the case I would put him on a high quality dry food. It could also be a result of saliva and dirt, you should clean his face daily with something like a warm wash cloth or baby wipe and...

Dog Grooming: Bischon fur texture, poodle hair, poodle mix
poodle hair, poodle mix, breed puppy: Hello; I can understand your questions. Here are some things to think about. Bichons typically have courser hair than poodles. You have a mix of the two breeds. The thing is the two types of hair do not genetically merge to create a mix of the two, the...

Dog Grooming: Black and white dog, whitening shampoo, white dogs
whitening shampoo, white dogs, white hair: Start using a whitening shampoo. The hair on his belly and face are more exposed to things like urine and saliva which can stain the fur. It s next to impossible to get the staining to completely disappear but as the hair grows, if you continue using a...

Dog Grooming: Blade Cleaners, grooming dogs, messy job
grooming dogs, messy job, coolants: Hi and WELCOME to the world of dog grooming! You will not find a career like it anywhere, nothing is similar. Over time you will either love it forever, or you will hate it and never go back to doing anything like grooming dogs! I have been grooming for...

Dog Grooming: bad breath!, doggy breath, rotting teeth
doggy breath, rotting teeth, teeth cleaning: Hannah, The best things I have found for foul smelling doggy breath is the greenies, and brushing regularly along with brushing the tongue if the dog will let you. The three together done in consistency will aide your dog tremendously. It might take...

Dog Grooming: bad smell, vaginal odors, female dogs
vaginal odors, female dogs, vaginal area: Tiffany, I m sorry to hear your having such a problem with your pet. Unfortunately I am not a vet but I can give you my opinion of what might be going on. She might be having a reaction to her food. Have you changed her food or treats to something...

Dog Grooming: bathing a puppy, wet washcloth, puppy shots
wet washcloth, puppy shots, bathing a puppy: Kendra, I would check with your veterinarian before bathing your puppies. I personally would not bath them due to many diseases that are just hanging in the air waiting for the time to attack young pups with low immunities. If your momma dog is not keeping...

Dog Grooming: bathing puppys, puppys, air temp
puppys, air temp, warm water: Bathing puppies outside is a desperate option. If it must be done outside, it must be 70 degrees out of the wind with warm water only. Never use a hose to wash any dog, it is uncomfortable and will ruin them for bathing. If you must wash outside, hook the...

Dog Grooming: bichon eyes, water mixture, holistic method
water mixture, holistic method, home remedy: Patty, Unfortunately bichons are one of the many breeds that have to deal with eye stains. There are a few things you can do to help your dog. Any time you notice that your dog has a build up in his eyes clean it out with a warm damp facecloth. This...

Dog Grooming: bichon frise, natural oils, bichon frise
natural oils, bichon frise, dry skin: Sarah, The normal bathing cycle for a bichon is usually every four to six weeks. But you can give them a bath every three weeks if you d like to. They already have naturally dry skin and to much bathing will completely dry up the natural oils in thier...

Dog Grooming: boxer ears, personal preference, healing process
personal preference, healing process, boxer: I wouldn t suggest it. It s not necessary and the healing process might take longer and be more painful since he is more active than a newborn. This link has info on docking. It ultimately comes down to your personal preference but if it were my dog I wouldn...

Dog Grooming: Who buys what??, grooming school, dog handler
grooming school, dog handler, bather: Shawna, I am not sure what your experience is as far as the grooming school. If you took it online does this mean you do not have any hands on experience? This all makes a difference in pay. I pay 60% to the groomers and the groomer pays %10 to the bather...

Dog Grooming: Certification, grooming dogs, certifications
grooming dogs, certifications, good luck: http://www.nationaldoggroomers.com/ This website has info on becoming certified. I work for a store so I went through them but as far as I know getting the certifications is not necessary. You have the experience and I m sure can give references. Good luck...

Dog Grooming: Certification, education, home study program, home study course
home study program, home study course, night job: Nancy, I m sure that the home study program is a good one but I wouldn t recommend it. Pet grooming is not something you can learn from a book. Not to say that you won t learn anything helpful from them but it s very difficult to learn such things as holding...

Dog Grooming: Chihuahua grooming, 1oz, shampoo
1oz, shampoo, mom: Alyssa, You should not use a human shampoo on the dog, full strengh. You may delute in 1oz of shampoo to 10oz of water. Make sure that the shampoo is tear free and even at that try not to get it in the eyes. This may be done every 3-4 weeks but bathing more...

Dog Grooming: Claws on dogs, area rugs, declaw
area rugs, declaw, quicks: You can t have her declawed. That would be like amputating her toes. Have them trimmed and dremeled every 2 weeks and buy some area rugs. That will cover your landlords carpet and her quicks will eventually recede. The more often you have a dogs nails...

Dog Grooming: Cleaning dog's teeth, cheese flavor, wet food
cheese flavor, wet food, yorkies: Akari, The best thing I can tell you is to give him greenies. I would recommend one every other day no more than two in a twenty four hour period. Of course get the ones appropriate for his size. I use them on my Yorkies and they work great. I also...

Dog Grooming: Cleaning Electric Dog Clippers, andis clipper, electric clipper
andis clipper, electric clipper, yorkie: I don t know what type of clippers you have but some have removable blades and some don t. Either way you can get Andis or Oster cool lube and blade wash. The cool lube you spray on the blade while it is running and the blade wash you put just the tip of...

Dog Grooming: Clipper brand recommendation, long haired german shepherd, change blade
long haired german shepherd, change blade, 7f: For a long coated, thick haired dog you will need clippers with high RPM s. I recommend the Andis 2 speed clipper with at least 3 #7F (finishing) blades. The reason for 3 blades is the blade will heat up running at the high speed. Therefore, the blades need...

Dog Grooming: Clippers for Standard and Toy Poodles, oster golden a5, oster clippers
oster golden a5, oster clippers, andis clippers: Andis blades and Oster blades are fine. I use them both, I don t think one is better than the other. A guard comb is only necessary if you plan on leaving the hair over 1/2 an inch. If you are doing just a short one length a/o clip on your standard I would...

Dog Grooming: Clippers, cavoodle, andis agc
cavoodle, andis agc, lip line: The blade that comes with your clippers should be a #10, which you use to do the nose, under eyes, lip line and hygenic areas. A 4F, 5F or 7F will make the hair nice for the body and not too short, but a nice stuffed animal looking length. The 7 F is shorter...

Dog Grooming: Clipping, lori, blade
lori, blade, waves: Clipping against the hair gives a lovely smooth finish. You should use a 7 F blade, not a plain 7, it gives a smoother finish. The 7 with will leave the hair longer. I suspect your dog is a mix, or has spots, or waves which cause one side to be uneven...

Dog Grooming: chi, arms and legs, blow dryer
arms and legs, blow dryer, air temp: HI I understand you want to bathe the Chihuahua, and wonder how long it will take for it to dry. They don t take long at all! I towel dry them real well, and then if it is over 75 degrees, you can let them run around a bit, then towel them again, to stimulate...

Dog Grooming: chihuahua long coat, responsible pet owner, fleas and ticks
responsible pet owner, fleas and ticks, hair tonic: Yes Erin your dogs coat will grow back. It make take a year to fully regain the loss of all hair. Although there are several things that you as a responsible pet owner can do to ensure that the hair grows back beautiful. Water is a natural hair tonic. Clean...

Dog Grooming: cleaning poodle gland, groomer, ear infections
groomer, ear infections, poodle: I m sorry you ve had so many bad experiences. The gland can be difficult but you should be able to do it after you get the hang of it. Hold your dog with his tail up. On each side of the lower part of the rectum you ll feel two hard pea sized spots. Press...

Dog Grooming: To clip or not to clip my smooth collie, smooth collie, type of dogs
smooth collie, type of dogs, mane area: Hi Chris, Yes it is Hot in Nashville, I m south of Atlanta so I completely understand HOT ;0) Looking silly - to me yes she ll look a little silly for awhile - and the shedding will still be happening - You ll be cutting the hair shorter not completely off...

Dog Grooming: clippers, chow mix, stray hair
chow mix, stray hair, 7f: Lisa Clipping down a dog like yours is a really big task. You might be better off to call a groomer and ask for their prices and techniques. However, if you want to do the job yourself, you will need a professional set of A5 clippers with detachable blades....

Dog Grooming: clipping poms nails, black dot, toe nail
black dot, toe nail, groomer: If you look at my past answers you should find a good detailed answer to this question. It s hard to say without actually seeing the nail because quick length varies for every dog. If you take just a tiny bit off at a time you should eventually see a black...

Dog Grooming: comedones & stripping, selsun blue, prescription shampoo
selsun blue, prescription shampoo, flea comb: It may prevent pimples and little scabs on Schnauzers if you strip rather than clip, but honestly, a good scrubbing bath and prescription shampoo is the best thing. I feel like stripping can be painful to the dog, it causes bleeding if the sores are not ready...

Dog Grooming: Can cuts change coloring of puppy?, cockapoo, definitive answer
cockapoo, definitive answer, groomer: Most dogs have lighter roots or undercoat. If you have her hair clipped she will be the lighter color but as she grows out it should become darker. You should keep her brushed and combed and I wouldn t suggest taking any significant amount of hair off...

Dog Grooming: cutting nails, fiberglass nails, emery board
fiberglass nails, emery board, nail clipper: Alyssa I did not receive all of your question. Sorry! Try sitting on the floor with the dog in your lap. Talk to the dog to calm it. If you can not cut the nails with a nail clipper try using a coarse emery board. The kind woman use for the fiberglass nails....

Dog Grooming: Difficult dog - problems with grooming, vet visits, ear drops
vet visits, ear drops, muzzles: There are alot of factors to consider now that your dog has turned aggressive with grooming. Is he neutered? If not, there could be a dominance issue that has risen due to hormone levels that make him think he is the macho man and does not have the patience...

Dog Grooming: Dog, fleas and ticks, home improvement stores
fleas and ticks, home improvement stores, flea treatment: Nothing can get rid of fleas and ticks permanently, but if you keep your dog on a monthly treatment from the vet you won t need to worry about fleas. When you treat our house you just need to follow the directions on the product which will tell you how to...

Dog Grooming: Dog Clippers, how to groom dogs, blade guards
how to groom dogs, blade guards, professional clippers: You are going to have to have professional clippers to do your dog without scaring it or hurting it. Professional clippers are quieter, dont run as hot, have blades that you can change for different lengths, and cut better, so they dont pull the hair or...

Dog Grooming: Dog Clippers, dog clippers, small dogs
dog clippers, small dogs, worth the trouble: I use two different clippers in my shop. One is the Oster A-5. I use this some small dogs and jobs where I need a cooler blade. I also use an Andis AG 2 speed for the larger breeds. The life expectancy on Osters clippers can be 10-15 years if you know how...

Dog Grooming: Dog clipper blade oil substitute, oster a5 clipper, clipper blade
oster a5 clipper, clipper blade, oil substitute: Hello, If you have a Home Depot or other type of do it yourself supply hardware store you can get similar types of lubricant there. Basically it s the same type of oil that is used on small mechanical tools. If you have an empty container lying around...

Dog Grooming: Dog's Ears, miniture poodle, dogs ears
miniture poodle, dogs ears, ear cleaner: Angie, It could be one of several things... You said you usually have your vet clean his ears, is there a specific reason for this ? It is customary for a groomer to clean the ears as part of their service. It could be that your dog has very sensitive...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming - to clip or not to clip a collie, fur balls, pet thanks
fur balls, pet thanks, coarse hair: Ellen I feel it would be in your fur balls interest to brush and thin out coat with thinning shears. These coated breeds need the longer coarse hair as an hair conditioner. The air circulates in and around the hair to cool down the dog. They also pant when...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming help., electric razor, first trust
electric razor, first trust, misbehavior: Randy, are you giving her/him treats for misbehavior? You have to overcome the master effect first. Trust is the number one thing dogs need from us. First try getting something that vibrates such as your electric razor. Don t try and trim the hair but get...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming Pouches, leather pouches, beauty market
leather pouches, beauty market, quality leather: Elaine, Wow! What a cool idea! Actually the tools we use are quite similar. We use brushes, combs, scissors, clippers with various blades and clip on combs. They really aren t much different except that some of our scissors are larger. Some of...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming, little sheep, inappropriate actions
little sheep, inappropriate actions, groomer: there must be a reason she dislikes being groomed, although Westies can be feisty little things. I would let the groomer put a muzzle on her and I would ask the groomer to give her a tidy, rather than a full groom to see what the problem is. Is it her feet?...

Dog Grooming: Dog Nail Clipping, dog nail clipping, teacup poodle
dog nail clipping, teacup poodle, grooming salon: I m sorry but I don t know of any thing like that. The only way I know of clipping a difficult dog s nails is by having someone else hold them. Some dogs are also more behaved if a stranger clips their nails. There are some dogs, even tiny ones, who just...

Dog Grooming: Dog nail trimming, clipper blade, pink vein
clipper blade, pink vein, nail trimmers: Ikca, Hello, I understand your frustration. Yes, there is a certain way to trim their nails. First off there are two types of nail trimmers,the guliteen and the pliers style. I use the pliers style, namely because they are safer and easier...

Dog Grooming: Dog Spots, long haired dogs, hair changes
long haired dogs, hair changes, pitbull: It is not a problem, unless the skin has s different texture to it, or is sore, you are fine. Most dogs coats and skin will change between one and two years of age. Sometimes the hair changes colors, becomes richer and darker or more often, lighter and softer...

Dog Grooming: Dog Whiskers, dog whiskers, lip line
dog whiskers, lip line, little face: Oh yes, if you like the style of a very short little face, (we call it a fox face, but that is not an official style name) then by all means do so! It will keep her long facial hair out of the food and water, and more importantly, out of her mouth. If...

Dog Grooming: Dog, advantge, flea spray
advantge, flea spray, terrier mix: Hi Henry, Is this a short coated dog or a long coated terrier mix? Short coated dogs shed - all you can do is brush brush brush to try and keep the hair down. If this is a long coated dog - going to the groomer and getting it clipped down will help but...

Dog Grooming: dog acting scared of us all of a sudden, kind of dogs, youngest son
kind of dogs, youngest son, face off: Labs do not mature until 3yrs or so. There is still time. Not all dogs are tail wagging lick your face off kind of dogs. There is a few things you can try,. Like when she is in her crate, try sitting with your back towards her. Don t face her, pet her and...

Dog Grooming: dog bites groomers, correct advice, muzzles
correct advice, muzzles, shears: Holly, Thank you for answering the questions I presented back to you. Unfortunately with an adopted dog you don t always know it s history as to how it was treated. But from what you tell me it does sound as if someone has harmed her in the past. ...

Dog Grooming: dog declawing, german shepard mix, nail caps
german shepard mix, nail caps, type tissue: Hello! Nail scratches can be really painful! They can also get very sore due to bacteria in the dogs nails that is pressed into the skin when the skin is scratched open, even if the skin doesn t bleed, bacteria can get it. It is helpful to teach the dog...

Dog Grooming: dog's hair / coat stinks, natural scent, hair coat
natural scent, hair coat, quick fixes: I don t think there is anything wrong with your dogs. You just may need to give a mid grooming bath. Some dogs especially ones that are more active need to get a quick bath in between grooming. You can also use colognes or powders , but those are usually topical...

Dog Grooming: dog itches, gold bond medicated powder, oatmeal bath
gold bond medicated powder, oatmeal bath, professional strength: Larry, Hello, sorry to hear your Pomeranian is suffering. Unfortunately that breed of dog is well known for having dry skin, going as far as having Eczema. You can try two separate remedies and if neither of them help you might have to see a vet...

Dog Grooming: my dog's odor, groomer, hot bath
groomer, hot bath, feces: Dear Kimberly, Well from what you tell me it sounds like your dog needs a really good hot bath with some heavy scrubbing. If you take him to a groomer they will make sure he is completely dry before you bring him home if that is a concern for you. ...

Dog Grooming: my dog is skittish, blind dogs, happy at home
blind dogs, happy at home, groomers: Hi Juanita, I would groom her at home if you can. I have had many deaf and blind dogs come in from grooming and it is WAY to stressful for them. They are scared to death and rightly so. If you can - try to keep her happy at home. She will feel better...

Dog Grooming: my dog smells no matter what i do, dish soap, puppy breath
dish soap, puppy breath, blue dawn: Rhonda, From what you describe to me it sounds as if you might be correct in that it is her natural skin oils releasing this odor. Have you taken her to the vet for this problem? I am not a vet, but there is a possibility that she has a bacterial...

Dog Grooming: dog spots, change colors, bulldog
change colors, bulldog, puppies: I am not sure from your question if your dog has spots on her skin or it is the hair that is brown, and I am not clear if these spots bother her or not. Are they sores? If they are sores, I recommend taking her and asking the vet. If they are COLOR spots,...

Dog Grooming: dog with white fur, hypoallergenic shampoo, white dogs
hypoallergenic shampoo, white dogs, pit mix: HI you say you can see black spots on your white dog. It is probably his skin, many white dogs started out with polka dot skin, nothing cuter than a spotted pup, right?! He may be more spotted when he is wet. It is nothing unusual. If he is itching all...

Dog Grooming: dry skin, elements of the weather, paw pads
elements of the weather, paw pads, cream rinse: Wendi, I am terribly sorry your animal is suffering so. It is typical of this breed to have dry skin and in the winter it only enhances it. Bathing your dog every week is not helping him it is actually causing more problems. The oatmeal baths are great...

Dog Grooming: Ear cleaning, long nails, muzzles
long nails, muzzles, muzzle: Hi Kathy, I understand your problem and as a dog groomer have seen this many times. You have asked about Xanax, doctors regularly prescribe medications for dogs with problems like this and yes Xanax is one of them. It isn t something that you should do without...

Dog Grooming: Expressing the rectal glands of a female poodle, latex gloves, groomer
latex gloves, groomer, poodle: Hold your dog with her tail up. On each side of the lower part of the rectum you ll feel two hard pea sized spots. Press in and squeeze at the same time. It can be difficult, takes some practice. If you can t visualize what I m trying to explain you could...

Dog Grooming: First cut for my toy poodle, toy poodle, poodles
toy poodle, poodles, poodle: The younger you start her grooming the better. She ll have to be groomed alot in her life and she needs to get used to it. To keep the puppy look you won t be cutting all her hair off so it won t be damaging. Show poodles start off being groomed very early....

Dog Grooming: Flea and Tick shampoo, fleas and ticks, dish soap
fleas and ticks, dish soap, hind end: I understand your problem better now, with this additional information. Your dog is very big, how cool! You wouldnt want to apply dip since he has had the Advantix, as the chemicals will either void each other out, or make him have a reaction from too many...

Dog Grooming: Foods?, pet foods, chicken rice
pet foods, chicken rice, organic foods: I hope I understand the question and answer it to your satisfaction. Most pet foods use corn and whey as a filler with a little portion of chicken , rice , a meat, and some vegetables to round it all off. But as of the last five years quite a few companies...

Dog Grooming: FUTURE IN GROOMING, big dogs, grooming school
big dogs, grooming school, future look: Hi! I think you are smart to ask about grooming from as many sources as you can find, BEFORE you get started. I for one, appreciate the question. First, you asked advice for newbies; I have been grooming for 17 years now. I will be 50. Grooming is hard...

Dog Grooming: Fur, little gifts, winter coat
little gifts, winter coat, undercoat: This is a common problem with the sweet little balls of fur. Poms blow coat approximately twice a year usually around the birthday it is kind of a little b-day present for the owners. Other times they blow this undercoat is after being under sedation for a...

Dog Grooming: Best clippers for pomeranian, vet bills, dogs
Dog Grooming: Best clippers for pomeranian, vet bills, dogs, kinds of dogs

Dog Grooming: Bischon fur texture, parasite control, white dogs
Dog Grooming: Bischon fur texture, parasite control, white dogs, corn meal

Dog Grooming: bad breath!, doggy breath, german shepards
Dog Grooming: bad breath!, doggy breath, german shepards, nutro max

Dog Grooming: bichon eyes, angels eyes, red yeast
Dog Grooming: bichon eyes, angels eyes, red yeast, white dogs

Dog Grooming: Clippers for Standard and Toy Poodles, andis agc, personal baby
Dog Grooming: Clippers for Standard and Toy Poodles, andis agc, personal baby, good behavior

Dog Grooming: To clip or not to clip my smooth collie, smooth collies, undercoat
Dog Grooming: To clip or not to clip my smooth collie, smooth collies, undercoat, reall

Dog Grooming: Difficult dog - problems with grooming, jane dobbs, thyroid levels
Dog Grooming: Difficult dog - problems with grooming, jane dobbs, thyroid levels, english springers

Dog Grooming: Dog clipper blade oil substitute, machine oil, sewing machine
Dog Grooming: Dog clipper blade oil substitute, machine oil, sewing machine

Dog Grooming: Dog Nail Clipping, slings, hammock
Dog Grooming: Dog Nail Clipping, slings, hammock, legs

Dog Grooming: Dog, several dogs, westies
Dog Grooming: Dog, several dogs, westies, poodle

Dog Grooming: dog bites groomers, groomers, tranquilizers
Dog Grooming: dog bites groomers, groomers, tranquilizers, vet

Dog Grooming: dog declawing, declawed cats, intervention checklist
Dog Grooming: dog declawing, declawed cats, intervention checklist, veterinary questions

Dog Grooming: my dog smells no matter what i do, dish soap, ph level
Dog Grooming: my dog smells no matter what i do, dish soap, ph level, flax seed oil

Dog Grooming: Flea and Tick shampoo, lyme disease, bdy
Dog Grooming: Flea and Tick shampoo, lyme disease, bdy, hydrocortisone

Dog Grooming: FUTURE IN GROOMING, taking the time, lori
Dog Grooming: FUTURE IN GROOMING, taking the time, lori

Dog Grooming: Grooming, pet groomer, maitenence
Dog Grooming: Grooming, pet groomer, maitenence, andis clippers

Dog Grooming: Grooming a Bichon Frise, professional groomer, duty professional
Dog Grooming: Grooming a Bichon Frise, professional groomer, duty professional, poodles

Dog Grooming: Grooming the Maltese Adult Safely, mill valley ca, lori
Dog Grooming: Grooming the Maltese Adult Safely, mill valley ca, lori, vet right

Dog Grooming: grooming a very timid/fear aggressive dog, pet groomer, first impressions
Dog Grooming: grooming a very timid/fear aggressive dog, pet groomer, first impressions, cockers

Dog Grooming: hand stripping, cat groomer, question and answer
Dog Grooming: hand stripping, cat groomer, question and answer, wire fox terriers

Dog Grooming: maltese grooming, anal glands, exact same thing
Dog Grooming: maltese grooming, anal glands, exact same thing, splinters

Dog Grooming: maltese tear staining, dogs health, tap water
Dog Grooming: maltese tear staining, dogs health, tap water, dog food

Dog Grooming: Non-Shedding Dog Breeds, cairn terrier, dog breeds
Dog Grooming: Non-Shedding Dog Breeds, cairn terrier, dog breeds, fur

Dog Grooming: nail trimming, trust work, shih tzu
Dog Grooming: nail trimming, trust work, shih tzu, paw

Dog Grooming: non-shedding dogs, irish water spaniel, dandie dinmont terrier
Dog Grooming: non-shedding dogs, irish water spaniel, dandie dinmont terrier, portugese water dog

Dog Grooming: Poor Dog Grooming, pet groomer, groomers
Dog Grooming: Poor Dog Grooming, pet groomer, groomers, pet store

Dog Grooming: Poplar Sap on a border collie, fir pine, wd 40
Dog Grooming: Poplar Sap on a border collie, fir pine, wd 40, veg oil

Dog Grooming: Puppy Pomeranian Hair Loss, natural occurence, having puppies
Dog Grooming: Puppy Pomeranian Hair Loss, natural occurence, having puppies, poms

Dog Grooming: pomeranian w/ coat problems, guard hairs, nail clipping
Dog Grooming: pomeranian w/ coat problems, guard hairs, nail clipping, long hairs

Dog Grooming: Shaved Collie, border collie mix, border collie
Dog Grooming: Shaved Collie, border collie mix, border collie, collie

Dog Grooming: Shedders
Dog Grooming: Shedders

Dog Grooming: Sheltie's hair, thyroid problem, groomer
Dog Grooming: Sheltie's hair, thyroid problem, groomer, health issues

Dog Grooming: Sheltie odor, oily skin and other questions, foster mom, telling me the truth
Dog Grooming: Sheltie odor, oily skin and other questions, foster mom, telling me the truth, sheltie

Dog Grooming: Shrinking the quick in toe nails, overcut, paw
Dog Grooming: Shrinking the quick in toe nails, overcut, paw, nerves

Dog Grooming: Skin irritation due to groomer shaving to close, professional groomer, hypercal
Dog Grooming: Skin irritation due to groomer shaving to close, professional groomer, hypercal, baby aspirin

Dog Grooming: Smooth Collie Undercoat Shedding!, old dogs, young ones
Dog Grooming: Smooth Collie Undercoat Shedding!, old dogs, young ones, great friends

Dog Grooming: Standard Poodle Grooming, personal preference, poodle
Dog Grooming: Standard Poodle Grooming, personal preference, poodle, clipper

Dog Grooming: scottish terrier grooming, haircut, skirt
Dog Grooming: scottish terrier grooming, haircut, skirt, legs

Dog Grooming: shaved westie, westie, groomer
Dog Grooming: shaved westie, westie, groomer, skirt

Dog Grooming: shears, wahl professional clippers, grooming table
Dog Grooming: shears, wahl professional clippers, grooming table, happy new year

Dog Grooming: shedding yellow lab, tractor supply, 2 bottles
Dog Grooming: shedding yellow lab, tractor supply, 2 bottles, shed

Dog Grooming: is shitzu/pomeranian mix hard to groom ?, 9 months, ears
Dog Grooming: is shitzu/pomeranian mix hard to groom ?, 9 months, ears, pomeranian

Dog Grooming: Westie/shihtzu hair loss, pet shampoo, perfum
Dog Grooming: Westie/shihtzu hair loss, pet shampoo, perfum, westie

Dog Grooming: Yorkies, little babies, yorkies
Dog Grooming: Yorkies, little babies, yorkies, high maintenance

Dog Grooming: My Yorkshire Terrier has "tear stains.", eye gunk, petsmart
Dog Grooming: My Yorkshire Terrier has "tear stains.", eye gunk, petsmart, yorkie

Dog Grooming: yorkie
Dog Grooming: yorkie

Dog Grooming: fleas on dog, poor dogs, corgi mix
poor dogs, corgi mix, 24hr period: Jamie, I was speaking with a friend of mine today who is a veterinarian. We were talking about the pests on our dogs. It seems that some of the chemicals are not working as well as they should. We all spend the money on these wonderful new products and within...

Dog Grooming: frustrating cocker, cocker spaniel, change blades
cocker spaniel, change blades, rectal area: I do have several things you can try. First, if you and your husband are going to tackle this scare little man one and only one needs to be the boss. Dogs get confused very easy when two people are correcting. If your clippers are getting hot then change...

Dog Grooming: German Shepard, different dogs, minute intervals
different dogs, minute intervals, german shepard: You can clip down a shepherds hair if you have the right equipment. I myself do not advice my clients to have them shaved. It does grow back alot different. Dogs grow coat to accommodate the climate that they live. If you trim the hair too short the dog...

Dog Grooming: Grooming, those dogs, groomers
those dogs, groomers, groomer: Dear Phylis, I understand your dilemma...the best I can recommend is the oster products. I use them myself and so do most of the groomers that I know. They work great and also come in turbo for those dogs that seem to get matted up no matter how hard we...

Dog Grooming: Grooming, non shedding dogs, german shepards
non shedding dogs, german shepards, adult coat: Well, maybe it is a matter of personal preference, but I do not at all understand the instructions you have been given. There is no way that is right. First of all, Bichons do not have an undercoat. Undercoats are dogs like collies, german shepards and shedding...

Dog Grooming: Grooming a Bichon Frise, blade type, bichon frise
blade type, bichon frise, clippers: If you check my previous answers I explain how and what is needed to groom a poodle. For a basic short clip you would use the same advice, when it comes to where to buy the clippers, try petedge.com or anywhere you can find them cheaper. Let me know if you...

Dog Grooming: Grooming a 'hairy' puppy, fighting a losing battle, colored dogs
fighting a losing battle, colored dogs, skin irritations: Kaye, Hello ! I don t know what breed your puppy is but if you say he already has a choppy cut and you re battling fleas then you can definitely shave him down and start fresh so to speak. Ask the groomer to give him a flea dip/bath, whichever they...

Dog Grooming: Grooming the Maltese Adult Safely, puppy hood, skin lesions
puppy hood, skin lesions, violent reactions: I have never heard of such a problem with grooming. There is no reason for your dogs to come back with ANYTHING other than maybe dryness, itching or blotchy skin from the shampoo and tiny hair pieces that may make them itchy since they have sensitivities....

Dog Grooming: Grooming my older bichon, appointment time, blade guard
appointment time, blade guard, old dogs: HI Old dogs are so very special, it is important to not upset them when they are getting groomed. I have several older dogs that come and we use a special appointment time. You can try this; make a special appointment time for your dog that the groomer...