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  • Another terrible groomer story

    Saw this on TV - also the video is on you-tube
    http://www.kirotv.com/family/11022313/detail.html

  • #2
    Why do they always say unlicensed?

    Why do they say unlicensed, as tho the rest of us are licensed. Nooooo, no one has a vocational license...only a business license. I have a bus license to bus as. the name of my mobile business.Sounds lie it happened after all. Too bad the groomer made the wrong choices. Last week I was accused of not having a groomers license , and I didn't even cut the dog, or injure it...just couldn't finish trim on a biting maniac. Wonder what her side of the story is.....

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    • #3
      wow thats not good, I just groom a dog that somthing like that happen to him. he got groom at petsomthing and the groomer just got out of grooming school and just about cut the ear off, took the owner forever to get it to heal. she had to go to make 10 visit to the vet and they ended up taping the ear to the head so it could heal, how can u cut a ear leather?? I think it would be hard because its so thick. I just think so many shops are giving good groomers a bad name.

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      • #4
        yah!! exactly, what license?? to give a pedicure or manicure you have to pass a state board...to be a groomer, just hang out a shingle, and waalaa, your in business. it would be nice if you at least had to pass some sort of exam proving you have a clear understanding of safety and ethics...if it would prevent at least a few animals from being injured or killed, wouldn't it be worth it. IMO, it seems like the 'standards' are becoming lower and lower to become a groomer. i think i read in another post that you can take a 4 week course, put together a before and after portfolio and you can say you are "certified'..i don't know about some of you that went to reputable grooming schools(and paid $$$$$ for it), or spent YEARS as a bather/apprenticing before you called yourself a groomer feel about how easy they have made it. at some point i hope this changes for the sake of the animals.

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        • #5
          Wendy, ear leather is very easy to cut on any breed of dog.
          SheilaB from SC

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sheilabgroomer View Post
            Wendy, ear leather is very easy to cut on any breed of dog.
            Right, unfortunately that is the place that I have nicked the most over the years, lol...but I imagine that it would be a little harder to cut an ear clear off :O
            Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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            • #7
              Wendy, one of the reasons people doubt this story is because most of us have seen an ear get cut, or have cut an ear ourselves. I've only had it happen once so far (hope I didn't just jinx myself), and it was on a bichon that didn't even have very short ears. One quick move is all it takes. Edging ears on schnauzers, etc. is not always the easiest of tasks when a dog doesn't want it done.

              It also seems that people can become very dramatic over a very minor cut, or even a quicked nail, making it appear that you don't know what you're doing, or are abusive. I've talked to my hairdresser, and he said that he's nicked a child's ear in the past, and the parents handled it pretty well...they don't run to the doctor. For some reason, people run to the vet at the slightest things sometimes.
              don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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              • #8
                Corss post from "critter_clips", Gig Harbor, WA

                Hello everyone.... I'm from Gig Harbor, I don't know the groomer who injured the Shih Tzu. But I know the Shoppe JaRaes has been doomed for some time... Purchased by a "I wanna be a dog groomer" over a year ago. Was a reputable shoppe then sold (Seller has no concern for her faithful clientel once the money changed hands) assisted with the transistion . A BAD deal for everyone concerned This shop was almost out of buisness when this accident happened"
                Unfortunately the media can't seem to figure out when this injury happened, I've read most articles including the local newspaper, Most say end of January and one said before Xmas. So the owner didn't notice until 2weeks or 6 weeks later HUMMMMMM ???? Shame on you
                There is no license required in Washington State except a buisness license...
                *****My Opinion on that*****
                I don't mean a thing if you are certified Master Groomer.
                It's all about good buisness ethics and your concern for the dog. Tell the owner and be responsible. The dog should have gone to the vet..... The Vet was only a block away from JaRaes. Then argue about who's responsible for whatever reason!!!!!
                Latest news is that the groomer denies resonsibilty. This groomer was hired-contracted? by the owner after the owner realized she couldn't make it as a Pet Groomer. she found a "professional groomer"to run JaRaes as a last ditch effort to save her investment.
                I've been in buisness here in Gig Harbor for over 20 yrs and this is really a sad deal for everyone involved. I've heard of much worse things happening in grooming shops that never reached the media like this has.
                If I get a dog in thats really matted.. I always give the owner 3 options.. 1. Strip it ... 2. Brush it out (only if the dog will tolerate it)It will COST more $$$$... 3. Or they can always take Fluffy home, brush her out at their own leisure then bring her back.... offer to sell them a brush and show them how to use it.

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                • #9
                  Wolfheart, I've been confused by when the events happened as well. I'm guessing the dog was groomed around x-mas and two weeks later (beginning of Jan) the ear came off. If so, why is it just now in the news?

                  I still don't know what to make of the story, it sounds too weird to be true.

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                  • #10
                    I talked to one of the veterinarians I work for about this case yesterday. He said there is absolutely NO WAY it could have happened as claimed. NO WAY she could have glued the ear back on and had it hold for a few hours, let alone a couple weeks....

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                    • #11
                      my thoughts

                      This was my thought as well. Ears bleed so much that it would be very
                      hard to get the ear to stop long enough to make the glue hold at all, let alone for 2 weeks. I just can't figure it out.

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