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  • What I want to improve about my grooming

    Check-in and client phone call accuracy
    Know when to call clients and when I have enough information
    Dematting and final comb check on longer coated dogs
    Faces and beards on Shihtzus
    Even finish with a comb attachment
    Bichons - hand scissored traditional cut
    Poodles - pattern trims like the Royal Dutch
    Cockapoos and Yorkies - patterns besides an all over trim
    Old English / Collies - how to tell when to stop with the Coat King
    Round feet where the nails don’t show
    Pads - how to shave with the 40 blade without making pinholes
    Biters - how to sweet talk dogs instead of just restraining them
    Safety - avoiding all cuts, nicks, and clipper burn

  • #2
    Let's All make copies of That list and keep it near by!

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    • #3
      Puppys-how to handle them so they have a relaxing experience and not afraid next time
      Old dogs-better ways to handle those tired bodies that just don't want to stand up
      "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
      Diane

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      • #4
        To add to that
        Scissoring
        Scissoring
        Oh and Scissoring
        then SPEED must do more dogs and better.

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        • #5
          I still need to get my speed up. And I still struggle with bichon heads. Their heads take as long as the whole body.

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          • #6
            Wow, that list about covers it for me! Any suggestions??

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            • #7
              Let's Start With Answers:

              Originally posted by Pixie View Post
              Old dogs-better ways to handle those tired bodies that just don't want to stand up
              I HIGHLY suggest the LipSystem by Hanvey. It has a hip support strap. I also use the strap for wild dogs so that I can do their nails (you know the ones that become gymnasts and flip and flop everywhere).


              Round Feet, I do square (I know it is the old way) I find it does the BEST, I use this all of the time, depending on the breed depends at what angle I hold my scissors.

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              • #8
                help areas

                Oh and for pads, I use a 30 blade, I have not made 1 pinhole or knick since changing to the 30 and it cleans just as well.

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                • #9
                  I want to increase speed...
                  Gain more confidence in faces
                  Have better control of table dancers
                  Learn how to groom the face of dogs who go psyco for scissors and clippers on the face!

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                  • #10
                    I would like to become skilled at hand stripping. I have never worked with anyone who offered it. I have also not gotten any requests for it, but would still like to aquire this skill.

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                    • #11
                      Edited.
                      Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-25-07, 04:45 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Used both

                        I have used both and me and my groomers prefer the Lipsystem. They are pretty equal in price but I feel the Lipsystem does soooooo much more.

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                        • #13
                          Edited.
                          Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-25-07, 04:29 PM.

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                          • #14
                            I want to improve my scissoring.
                            Save money to buy better tools to help my increase my speed.
                            Improve my round heads.
                            Bows, you should see me with bows. I look like I have 5 s on each hand.

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                            • #15
                              Nicole, when you call Lorraine (Andy may answer the phone) tell them Kristen sent you and you want to know if there are any show discounts you can get:-)

                              I run their booth for them here at the Cape Canaveral show, have all of their products and their grooming van and I LOVE THEM, they are the best people to deal with and their products are fabulous.

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