a lot of work.
Coquitlam dog groomer Miriam talks about her dogs, her 'puppy', and stories of life as a dog groomer.
My day yesterday. Oh my.
The boy is younger, the lighter coloured one. They were..........
a lot of work.
I decided to try the force dryer blow out before the bath, just to see if it was better than doing it after. Sure there are pay-offs, less to wash, less to dry... but I still don't like all the dirty hair blowing around the shop. Don't think I'll do it again. Here is their pre-bath work. Also clipped them 1" all over. And tunnelled them both.
Their leashes and collars were also really staaaanky, so I washed them in a bucket, towel pressed them, then...DUH :( set them on my grooming table with my hair dryer set on low to dry while I bathed. Really not smart of me, even the low setting if it is not moved around will get hot, of course. Wah ha ha, look at my table! Well, I have been planning on getting a hydraulic one. Maybe sooner than later now!
Here they are all done. I tried to make it as easy on myself and them as possible. Neither of them can hold up their own weight for very long, and have to lay down constantly (oh my back). I did the 1" all over, tunnelled with 7f, did feet with 7f (usually use thinners), hocks with 4f, ears with 4f. I had only minimal scissoring to finish. I usually do ears, feet, pants, hocks etc with my thinning shears and scissors. They still looked good!
Then comes cleaning up the aftermath. There is even undercoat sprawling down the sidewalk and mulch outside!
Well, you gotta have a sense of humour, specifically groomer humour :D
Professional All Breed Groomer with over 15 years experience, following my passion for dogs, creativity, and grooming excellence!