Now, I have only been grooming since July so be gentle!
I have a st. poodle coming in on Saturday. He is usually groomed at a shop I used to work at, but they must be booked up til Christmas. He is usually shaved in a 5f, with poodle feet, ankle poms, tail pom, clean face and throat m/o, long ears, and top knot. Mom wants to get him started in a continental clip, minus the rosettes. Other than a few pictures i've found, I'm not totally sure what she is looking for. He was last groomed in the end of October, so the jacket wouldn't be to long. But as a "pet" trim, how short should I take the other end of his body, and where does the jacket end? And do I still do a throat markout? What do I do with the back of the neck?
Also, I want to do the top knot where it has the shelf? over the eyes, instead of chopped off flat above the eyes. I read about it on "Notes" but without a visual I am not really understanding it.
I am so frustrated because the school I went to taught us how to groom 1985ish, and where I used to work, that's the only way they know how to groom (all went to the same school). Then I see all the beautiful pictures here and I want to be able to groom like that!