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  1. #11
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    pictures of the cheap as chips grooming area.we do have cold and hot water on the wall..not sure what happened, i used to post direct from flicker now it will only do links

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/savvy-...g/14985155144/


    bath was free, timber for steps and sides came from pallets, mostly free


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/savvy-...g/14985755303/

    rubber mat is the expensive bit from bunnings about $50.00 i think


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/savvy-...g/15605896615/

    The table was bought secondhand and we move the steps to it, after the dogs are up, we flick the steps up under the table (so no other dogs join us as they all love grooming. We also have a blower, now that gets a lot of hair out with daily use. Ours is a large one

    AEOLUS HERCULES Double Motor Grooming Dryer

    This will help with getting the undercoat out and i would spend my $$'s getting one of those long before the hydrobath, speaking from personal experience
    Last edited by newfsie; 10-23-2014 at 03:50 PM.
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    Photobucket.com

    still lets you link directly... sorry not the most exciting picture
    Or you can use the albums on this website and link from those.


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    Ive tried a hydrobath at a pet store, with a groomer doing it. The dog panicked, and broke the hydrobath by tipping it onto a brick wall around that was flower bed height.
    Ive fairly recently, attempted to engage a groomer. My dog said NO. And he meant NO. He's never like that for me, so i went back to doing him myself but make him stand up on a table because of my back for grooming.
    My son has had a visiting dog groomer, who used the other type described, that dispensed shampoo in the water. The dogs skin reacted to the shampoo, as he has very sensitive skin. Hot spots gallore in summer poor thing. So if your dog has frail skin, i wouldnt recommend this notion.
    I now use the hose pipe in the garden. With cold water. The dogs do not seem to mind.

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    Great setup you've got Newfsie! I used to have a similar setup with an old bath

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    I use a bucket of suds and a sponge, then rinse with the garden hose. If the hose has been coiled in the sun it retains enough warm water to rinse most of the suds before it goes cold My dogs stand quite happily for the whole process.

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    Tipping the hydrobath? Most I've seen are firmly attached to the wall and plumbing and there's no tipping.

    I take my dog to a groomer for claw trim and that groomer has another customer (I recommended / dropped her in it) who has a dog that completely freaks out at the vet - which is where he had been going for claw trims - and the vet tried to force the issue.

    my groomer - no problems - didn't even know which dog I meant (freak out - what freak out) until I reminded her. No problems at all. Same with my evil hound who will not let me trim her claws but will happily eat treats while Tammy trims the claws.

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