View Poll Results: Do you groom your own dogs?

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  • Yes, I do them myself.

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Thread: Do You Groom Your Own Dogs?

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    Default Do You Groom Your Own Dogs?

    As title reads.

    What breeds are your dogs and do they have long or short hair?

    How often are they groomed?

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    Hi again,

    I have a minis and s/tzu. (traditional schnauzer cut for minis and kennel cut +teddy bear look + half full tail)
    Perhaps every 3 month for a major one and perhaps every month for hygiene + nails. I want to do more often but I hear it is not very good for the coat (esp for minis), so i am behaving myself.

    BTW...I am very envious of you (as i do love grooming dogs) thinking of opening grooming business...Good luck!!!
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Well neither of my dogs need grooming.
    I'll give Lady a quick brush with a rubber curry comb about once a month, but its not really necessary.
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    What about when they roll in mud Myf? Do you hose them off? Bath them?

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    Well during winter, they are always getting muddy down at the paddock, so I'll usually just wait till they dry and then quickly rub them over with a towel. I try to restrain myself to washing a maximum of once a month.
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    The upside of short hair breeds

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    Yep!

    Hows Ollies weight loss going btw?
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    His weight fluctuates between 8 and 8.5kg's which is really good for him
    His breathing is so much better.

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    Good news
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    Hi Puggerup

    I can't keep up with the demand for dog wash cards - I've got a couple of friends who have aussie pooch wash or something like that, one of them does clipping as well, the other does washing only. I hand out cards for them.

    But my dog doesn't need professional grooming, another short coat. We went to the beach today. She rolled in anything stinky fishy she could find, which was quite a lot of stuff, I used one of those poke over the taps shower things, and hosed her off and then towelled her mostly dry. And she's lovely silky smooth now. I brush a few times a week - as needed with a rubber curry comb. If I can stop her from trying to play tug with it.

    Mum used to get our kelpie heeler x done once a month to stop her from smelling too doggy. She used to do the aussie terrier in the shower with her. Go figure, that was a velcro dog.

    I would say about 80% of the dogs I see at the park get professional grooming done. There are a couple of salons that need booking months in advance ie people book a regular date for the whole year - on going. Most of these salons also sell dog accessories and uber treats (like happy paws kind of treats).

    Quite a few will get a wash every month and a trim and wash every month. If that makes sense. Wash only is popular with Golden Retriever owners and the like. I've watched one Goldie change from Gold to black by rolling repeatedly in a wet cricket pitch. Much to the absolute disgust of the grounds keeper. Effective control - no way.

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