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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 03:48 PM

 

Any dog groomers here?

I want to learn how to groom my 11.5 pound Shih Tzu.

Is it difficult?
Suggestions?

Tired of paying $60 every 6 weeks.

Thanks

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. There are many instructional videos on YouTube. Just Google "how to groom a shih tzu. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 03:57 PM

2. I'll try that

 

Thanks

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 04:18 PM

3. I have to say, though, it breaks my heart to see the poor pups tremble in fear under the hands of

even a gentle professional groomer in the videos. Also, I read horror stories of dogs harmed or even killed by poorly trained groomers, so I wouldn't take my dog if I had one--like you, I'd do it myself.

I imagine you will need to buy serious grooming tools, but over time they'd pay for themselves.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 04:28 PM

4. We have a good place

 

It's just expensive

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Response to SHRED (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 04:34 PM

5. Yes, groomers are very expensive. That's why those expensive tools will pay for themselves if you

learn to do it yourself.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:13 PM

6. *have an ample supply of the cooling spray for the blades...they get too hot for puppys skin.

*if puppy is ill at ease, take a few days or however long and "shear*without the shearer. My pom was a basket case the first time I shaved her...jumpy, snappy. So...I deferred the job and substituted love sessions. She liked being petted, scratched and massaged, so I made the shavers buzz sound with my mouth every time my hand was on her doing her favorite things. Go all over puppy, buzzing and petting! I can't remember, but we probably progressed from there to my actually turning on the clipper, but still doing the love things with my hand. Let me tell you, for the rest of her long life, I did all her grooming and she always acted like she was at the spa....she LOVED being shaved!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 08:10 PM

7. Nice!

 

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