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    Are you grooming your own dog?

    I bath and brush my dog, brush their teeth, cut their nails, clean the ears and eyes but do NOT cut their hair.




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    i groom my dog but at the moment i am having great difficulty in cutting his nails, i have always done it but now he wont let me touch his front paws, not sure how to get him to feel easy around the nail clippers and touching his nails. Any suggestions





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    amanda, I too groom my dogs having at one time 3 poodles, the cost would have been way more than one would like to spend. I don't like those new revolving clippers that just shave the dogs nails having had one of them get caught. I have 5 beagles and 2 poodles which are the house dogs. The beagles are hunting dogs and kenneled in our kennels, so I have a lot of nails to clip. The beagles are fine, but the poodles, particularly the old man give me the business about grooming his nails. He is 14 and has joint & arthuritis issues. I have made an appointment with a local groomer and taken him in to have his nails cut only. Kids and dogs: sometimes they behave for a stranger better than you. Also I would work with him with the clipper in hand a lot. Pet and scratch him on body and legs. Don't clip the nails for a period of time. If you just did them, it will be awhile before they need to be done again anyway. You will need to be patient to win his trust back. Just take the tips off when you do. He needs to see you as his alpha female again. Regards, Josey





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    I have a cockapoo, poodle, golden and weiner dog and I do all my own grooming. With the cockapoo and the standard poodle having the right tools, good clippers, grooming table, properbrushes and combs and a good high velosity dryer make all the difference.

    Another thing and this is most important, don't be afraid to try try again. Its hair and it grows back. I find it makes for a closer relationship with your dog and they don't have to spend all day at the groomers waiting.

    It's really fun to try out new clips and you will be suprised at how fast you can become proficient at it, not to mention the money saved.





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    I have two Standard Poodles and I groom them at home. I am a professional groomer and I try to brush them at least once a week and give them bathes once a month. The hair cut sometimes needs to wait.

    Susan Potts, CPG





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    Hello everyone!

    I just want to share a little advice that was given to me by a certain

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    This is about pimples on your pugs, this is what he/she had to day:

    if a Pug has pimples on face or body feed then Organic Yogurt 2 to 3 tablespoons twice a day for to or three days. They will disappear.





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    grooming a Shih Tzu

    does any one have any tips for me on grooming my dogs at home, thanks





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    Hi Josey, thanks for your advise, i have just tried again to cut his nails and i managed to do one and then he clocks on what im trying to do and wont let me go anywhere near his nails! He is not stupid! i will try the stroking with the clippers in my hand and do one and then next time maybe two. i just dont understand why he doesnt trust me anymore, i have never hurt him with the clippers, strange! im scraed if i take him to groomers he may snap at someone as he sometimes does a high pitch cry as if im hurting him and i havent even tried to cut the nail yet. Failing any of this i will have to take him to a vet and get them to do it i think. i will try myself first. Thanks for your help!!





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    I have a toy poodle and I do groom him myself. As for the nails, I bought a professional grinder. Sometimes I cut the tips and grind from there. I do have a question. Can anyone tell me what dryer is a good one to buy. I would like to have a professional dryer, but I am not sure which to buy and I don't have money to waste trying out different ones. Thanks for any advice.





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    Smile pomyorkie

    I have a Pomeranian and for the first time last yr. cut his fur myself. I didn't do a bad job at all. I just did a little at a time. Tried to keep a steady hand. My husband was not happy that I cut his fur shorter, but for the summer it was great for him.





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