Dog grooming

@maximax8 (28558)
United Kingdom
February 14, 2010 9:30am CST
I have two miniature poodles called Secret and Magic. They have fur which grows constantly. I know that it is kind to brush their fur to get out any tangles. I have a dog groomer that visits my home to cut their fur every eight weeks. They had their fur cut short and over the weeks their fur will grow so much that they look like different dogs. Do you have to comb or brush your dogs fur? Do you have to have your dogs fur professionally cut? If so where does your dog have his or her hair cut?
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13 responses
• Australia
14 Feb 10
my pup (maltese X shi tsu) has had her hair clipped in the past, mainly just for summer though. we haven't really had a consistent groomer, always had different ones, but usually they come to us! =]
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Feb 10
We have had poodles and a Kerry Blue all who needed clipping so I brought the equipment and learned how to do it. Who knew this would lead to the rally big jobs of clipping Llamas. You never can tell what learning a new talent will lead.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Feb 10
Oh, I wish to have professional groomer to come to my house and do grooming for two of my dogs. They need haircut so badly, however it is very costly. I have to spend $80 for their grooming. I do their grooming only once or twice a year.
@sulynsi (2836)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
It may cost less if you do it more often, depending on the breed, of course. I have to charge more for badly matted dogs. If they were kept up, it would take less time per visit.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Feb 10
in my place this is the minimum regardless how often I would come back...way too much for me....
• Canada
15 Feb 10
Unfortunetly you purchased a dog than has hypo alergenic fur. There is several pure breed and mixed breeds that have this coat. I have a Bouvier, sheeding coat type which does not give that much difference except , you do not have hair all over. I also have to do the same as you, comb all the time and have them groomed specialy around the private parts, smell and messiness, hummmmm. If you have a pet this is part of the life...Unfortunately they can't clean themselves. I train dogs so I hav 2x the trouble... REMEMBER ALWAYS LUV/ CARE FOR YOUR DOG/ PET, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U..
• Canada
15 Feb 10
I love your dog's names I think those names are really interesting. I have two dogs too and I'm constantly having to get them clipped. I do brush my little black dog's fur every week she has lots of fur on her body. My grey dog's fur grows so quickly and it usually grows around his face. So I have to get him clipped too to prevent eye diseases. I take both of my dogs to Petsmart. It's a great place to go because while they're there they get their ears and teeth done.
@marguicha (102337)
• Chile
15 Feb 10
Hi Maxine, My Lola is, as you know, a German Shepherd. There are two types of German Shepherds but Lola´s race is the one with short hair. It´s very easy to groom her, except when she is in a playful mood. The only time of the year when It´s more difficult is in Spring. InSpringtime, they shed a lot of winter hair that looks like a lambs hair, I don´t take my god to do that waork. I only have a vet at home when she is sick or has to have her vaccines. Take care!
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
15 Feb 10
My mini fox terierr is short hair so there is definitely nothing to cut. However, common to her breed she has very long claws and they need to be cut regulsrly. I used to pay the vet nurse to do it, but now my daughter does. I dont like doing it myself, it makes me nervous.
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I've never had a dog that turned into a walking afro after weeks without a haircut. That's sounds extremely cool to me. If their small enough, you could put them on your head, walk around like it's the 70's or something. I started a rumor once that Hendrix used a snouser named puddles for his fro, because he could never make his hair grow out like that for real. It never caught on because most people lack a proper imagination.
• India
15 Feb 10
Yup I have to comb his hair or she will bite me Nop there is no such thing in India
@sulynsi (2836)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
Please, do your groomer a favour and use a COMB! Brushing tends to give you a false sense of security. Unless you get right down to the skin, poodle fur gets matted easily and should be clipped off, rather than wait for the poor groomer. If you are having them done every 8 weeks, you should be fine. Maybe try a slightly shorter clip, to reduce your work. THey can still look mighty cute in a #3!
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
I use to have my dog groomed maybe twice a year by Petsmart and the rest of the time I would do it myself. Since moving to New Mexico I have groomed my own shih tzu "Cody". Its alot of work but I try to cut and bath him every two months and comb his hair everyday. I also cut his nail myself. It alot of work but it saves me money by doing it myself.
@AmbiePam (50162)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I guess I'm lucky that my dog never needs his hair cut. I am able to bathe him myself, so I never have to take him to the groomers. My sister and brother-in-law have two dogs, pretty big dogs. They got them both at the pound, so they have no idea what kind of dogs they areally are, mutts I guess. One of them has hair that gets so long! In the summer they end up taking her (Jill) to the groomers about three times. Once, my BIL went to pick her up at the groomers, and when they gave him his dog he denied it was his. He told them they gave him the wrong dog. But they hadn't! It was just that the change in appearance after her fur had been cut was a striking difference!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
14 Feb 10
sheltie - my sheltie
I have a shetland sheepdog. It requires moderate maintenance regarding grooming. I have learned how to groom my dogs by visiting breeders and watching dog grooming videos. It is very easy after that you have been lectured to and know how to do it the right way. You also required the necessary equipment such as scissors, the right combs and burshes. For example for long coated dogs such as shelties and collies a bristle brush is ideal to brush their coat.