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Old 08-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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I think her signiture makes her butt look big
I do have a life ya know
 
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Some things are better left to the professionals

like washing a 60lb chow/shepherd mix By the time I was done chasing her around the deck with shampoo and the hose, I was exhausted...not to mention I was covered in her hair. It looked like I hadn't shaved my legs in years She's still giving me the "stink eye"
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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I know the feeling. I'm a hairstylist so I though...."surely shaving a dog isn't much different than shaving a human!" Boy was I wrong! After attempting to shave my standard poodle I was almost brought to tears. I have a new found respect for pet groomers. It takes infinite patience and lots of skill and knowledge. It it well worth the money I spend to have someone else groom him.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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Oh I wish I would have The Chihuahua was so much easier. I just put him in the sink and he sat there glaring and growling at me Ahhhh, I'm living the life
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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I have hairless dogs and still find it a challenge to groom them. I have to take them to the vet for nail trims. I'm a failure as a dog owner!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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I know the feeling. I'm a hairstylist so I though...."surely shaving a dog isn't much different than shaving a human!" Boy was I wrong! After attempting to shave my standard poodle I was almost brought to tears. I have a new found respect for pet groomers. It takes infinite patience and lots of skill and knowledge. It it well worth the money I spend to have someone else groom him.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:27 AM   #7
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like washing a 60lb chow/shepherd mix By the time I was done chasing her around the deck with shampoo and the hose, I was exhausted...not to mention I was covered in her hair. It looked like I hadn't shaved my legs in years She's still giving me the "stink eye"
This made me laugh

I finally found a wash your dog self place (that makes no sense, but I think you get it). For $15 - they supply everything. Even the professional animal blow dryer! I just got to get him in the big huge steel tub (there's a ramp). I usually grab a treat they have at the register and throw it in there LOL

{Mines a 75 lb golden retriever and their coats are water proof!!! Thank goodness it's not pay by the hour!}
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:24 AM   #8
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Yep. We never used a groomer until we had a 140 lb. opinionated St. Bernard. We got her in our tub once and that was the last time. She just said nope, not getting in. And we couldn't lift her for several reasons. Found a groomer who understood big dogs and Saints in particular and it was the best money we spent.

We are now back to the size of dog we can pick up and put in the tub without a struggle!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:32 AM   #9
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Our cats need a good bath(they got into something and really need it) and that is why they are going in tomorrow.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #10
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like washing a 60lb chow/shepherd mix By the time I was done chasing her around the deck with shampoo and the hose, I was exhausted...not to mention I was covered in her hair. It looked like I hadn't shaved my legs in years She's still giving me the "stink eye"
This made me laugh! Partly because I can totally relate. Washing my golden is like washing a car while its moving! Quite the task! Once its all said and done, im more wet than he is!

Gotta love our dogs.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #11
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we have a 80# great pyreneese who doesn't like the hose. It takes 3 of us to give him a bath and we all end up soaking wet. We have explored a self serve dog wash and will be giving that a try next time around. No way am I letting that hairy beast near the bathtub, the cost for the plumber alone would pay a groomer.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #12
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We have a handheld showerhead that makes bathing easier.
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I know the feeling. I'm a hairstylist so I though...."surely shaving a dog isn't much different than shaving a human!" Boy was I wrong! After attempting to shave my standard poodle I was almost brought to tears. I have a new found respect for pet groomers. It takes infinite patience and lots of skill and knowledge. It it well worth the money I spend to have someone else groom him.
Darn! I was just thinking of getting a clipper for feet/face/tail in-between grooming.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #13
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We have a handheld showerhead that makes bathing easier.
We do too which is why it is not a very difficult job for us ONCE we can get them in the tub! If she didn't want to go - she wasn't going.
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We do too which is why it is not a very difficult job for us ONCE we can get them in the tub! If she didn't want to go - she wasn't going.
We had a 105 lb Akita that wasn't fond of baths either. Our dog now is a 45 lb standard poodle that doesn't really care. If I had a bigger dog I would probably do the self dog wash route too.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #15
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I have a 55lb Golden. I get her shaved down to her skin 2x a year. No hair to worry about and she is so much cooler. I have her groomed in June and December. She is an indoor dog so I am not concerned about the weather. She does sit outside all the time in the fall and and loves the snow for short periods of time. She is darling after getting shaved she has the full head and she looks like Simba from the LK with the tail too.
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