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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Not a problem at all I'm more than happy to do that!



    I'm out of Aloveen at the moment, but if you want to bring some with you once they're worn out from playing we can go through all of it if you like? I have to regularly make sure the Cattle dog that went to my dad had the fur under his paws trimmed as it would get so long and he was a right doofus about it too!
    Thanks SO much! That sounds great! I don't know if I will be confident to do the nail clipping and trimming myself but I am more than happy for you to show me how! Might build my confidence eventually!

    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Amy, you can ask groomers if they have Aloveen (we have that and Malaseb as well as our normal shampoo), if not you may have to supply it (we have one lady that supplies a special shampoo that has to be measured out).

    A tidy up should involve a wash, dry and trimming paws, bot, tail, ear canals, and a nail trim.

    Personally I am not a fan of mobile dog groomers because I don't like the idea of using recycled water. How do you know the dog that has just been bathed doesn't have some contagious skin condition?

    If it were me I'd be looking at a grooming salon or someone who will come and groom in your home ie, use your laundry tub or bath to wash the dog.

    Look the best way to find a groomer is to ask around for recommendations, people will always tell you what they think of their groomer!
    Thanks for the advice! I never thought of the contagious side of mobile dog groomers! Do you know of any good salons in Ipswich area? Even west Brisbane?

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    Sorry Amy no idea about Brisbane! I don't even know anyone that might know! Maybe AGB has some clients that might use a groomer?

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    Thanks anyway GAG! I do have a friend with a SWF and she takes it to a grooming salon. I might ask her for the details of it. WhT sort of things should I ask a potential grooming salon to find out if they are good???

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    It's not really the salon that needs to be asked IMO, but ask their clients what they think.

    The groomer up at the Moreton Vets (independent groomer who uses the facilities there AFAIK) is highly recommended by a couple of people I know with poodle crosses and maltese mixes as well. I'll see what else I can find out as the Moreton Vets might be too far for you to come.

    All of the visiting groomers I've known have emptied their tubs before doing the next client, cleaned out the hydrobaths then when they get to the next client used their taps to refill the bath and start over with fresh water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    It's not really the salon that needs to be asked IMO, but ask their clients what they think.

    The groomer up at the Moreton Vets (independent groomer who uses the facilities there AFAIK) is highly recommended by a couple of people I know with poodle crosses and maltese mixes as well. I'll see what else I can find out as the Moreton Vets might be too far for you to come.

    All of the visiting groomers I've known have emptied their tubs before doing the next client, cleaned out the hydrobaths then when they get to the next client used their taps to refill the bath and start over with fresh water.
    Thats a very good point! My friend with the SWF said the place they go are great. But I wouldn't exactly put her in the knowledgable about all things doggy category! When we got Poppy she commented on how her dog must have had all its vac's before they got it from the pet shop coz they got it when it was a bit older. That might of been the case but she wasn't really sure!

    Where abouts is this Moreton Vets? I'm happy to travel as its not an everyday or every week thing but I guess I would prefer one closer!

    Anyway...see you soon!

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    AGB is spot on! It's the clients that will guide you. In the case of your friend it's not really how much she knows about dogs, if her dog had come back from the groomer unhappy she'd know! Go with the groomer you feel the most comfortable with, even if it means you might have to travel a bit further.

    However, you should at least speak to the groomer to find out what they intend to do to Poppy to make sure you're on the same wave length. Explain that you're worried as it's her first time, they should then explain how they handle first timers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    AGB is spot on! It's the clients that will guide you. In the case of your friend it's not really how much she knows about dogs, if her dog had come back from the groomer unhappy she'd know! Go with the groomer you feel the most comfortable with, even if it means you might have to travel a bit further.

    However, you should at least speak to the groomer to find out what they intend to do to Poppy to make sure you're on the same wave length. Explain that you're worried as it's her first time, they should then explain how they handle first timers.
    Very well said GAG

    The Moreton Vets is just down the road from me, less than 5 mins away.

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    back on topic...

    I'm wondering if the butt scooting is becoming a habit, and you might want to start training her where it is acceptable (eg outside on the lawn) and where it is not - like inside on the carpet. Squirty bottle will help here. uh uh, outside, ok (good dog?).

    There's no way I'd let Frosty scoot inside, but I ignore her if she does it outside unless it seems excessive. However she finds dags and dangly bits (she will eat long bits of grass without chewing properly sometimes) far too embarrasing(?) to let me near her to help sort her out.

    I just said I don't like Staffy farts, and guess who is ponging the room today. Sigh.

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    On the arse-scooting topic, Mollie totally freaked me out yesterday.

    I was sitting on a chair outside, when all of a sudden Mollie started whining hysterically and and went CRAZY, wiping her arse along the ground in obvious discomfort. I totally freaked out, thinking that she had somehow dipped her arse in bleach or something.
    After a minute of her whining and crying and boot-scooting, I finally noticed the 'dagger' hanging on to her bum :embarrissed:

    It finally come off and she went straight back to normal - REALLY wierd experience! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    On the arse-scooting topic, Mollie totally freaked me out yesterday.

    I was sitting on a chair outside, when all of a sudden Mollie started whining hysterically and and went CRAZY, wiping her arse along the ground in obvious discomfort. I totally freaked out, thinking that she had somehow dipped her arse in bleach or something.
    After a minute of her whining and crying and boot-scooting, I finally noticed the 'dagger' hanging on to her bum :embarrissed:

    It finally come off and she went straight back to normal - REALLY wierd experience! LOL
    Don't you hate it when they freak you out like that! Poppy got bitten by an ant yesterday...it got in between her paws and bit her a few times! She cried and cried like someone was killing her! If AGB hadn't been there to take control I would of been a complete mess! At least I know what to do if it every happens again!

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