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?
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???
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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