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  • Got my K-9 II the other day!!

    Hey all, just thought I'd share..

    I've decided to open my own shop after all (after much wavering back and forth).. and here's what I have to work with...

    A booster bath (which I haven't really tried out quite yet).. but I didn't have much choice

    A K-9 II dryer, which I tried today, I'll tell more about it in a minute..

    A Petlift table (which takes another 3 weeks to arrive, so I'm just using a regular table in the meantime)

    A professional groomer's helper set.

    I don't have a grooming arm, so I attached the groomer's helper to the table, and it worked on my first groom today.. which was..

    my cat!! hehe. She's long haired and was getting pretty matted. She's 3 and has never been groomed at all before. I brought her to the salon, gave her a bath (3 bucket method), attached her to the groomer's helper.. which had to be really snug around her chest to keep her in it.. and blew dried her! She was nervous, but really handled the experience like a lady, I only got one small scratch on the hand!

    The dryer is unreal! The ones we used in school were plenty powerful, but this k-9 blows them away (pun intended). On the cat I only used one motor, and didn't have the condenser cone on it, and that was just the right amount of air..WARM air too! To be honest, I'm not sure that I can imagine any dog I'd actually use both motors with the cone on.. it's insanely powerful.

    I have my first paying customer scheduled for tommorrow (a 4 month old springer spaniel puppy!). I can't wait!!

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    Originally posted by diemonster View Post
    Hey all, just thought I'd share..

    I've decided to open my own shop after all (after much wavering back and forth).. and here's what I have to work with...

    A booster bath (which I haven't really tried out quite yet).. but I didn't have much choice

    A K-9 II dryer, which I tried today, I'll tell more about it in a minute..

    A Petlift table (which takes another 3 weeks to arrive, so I'm just using a regular table in the meantime)

    A professional groomer's helper set.

    I don't have a grooming arm, so I attached the groomer's helper to the table, and it worked on my first groom today.. which was..

    my cat!! hehe. She's long haired and was getting pretty matted. She's 3 and has never been groomed at all before. I brought her to the salon, gave her a bath (3 bucket method), attached her to the groomer's helper.. which had to be really snug around her chest to keep her in it.. and blew dried her! She was nervous, but really handled the experience like a lady, I only got one small scratch on the hand!

    The dryer is unreal! The ones we used in school were plenty powerful, but this k-9 blows them away (pun intended). On the cat I only used one motor, and didn't have the condenser cone on it, and that was just the right amount of air..WARM air too! To be honest, I'm not sure that I can imagine any dog I'd actually use both motors with the cone on.. it's insanely powerful.

    I have my first paying customer scheduled for tommorrow (a 4 month old springer spaniel puppy!). I can't wait!!
    I can't groom without a grooming arm, hope you are getting one soon!

    I love those K9II dryers, they work very well.

    Tammy in Utah
    Groomers Helper Affiliate

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    • #3
      Originally posted by diemonster View Post
      ! To be honest, I'm not sure that I can imagine any dog I'd actually use both motors with the cone on.. it's insanely powerful.
      Oh, you'll find dogs you'll use both motors, with the cone on. Lots and lots of them.

      I have a K9 II and a Challengair II. I think the Challengair is even more powerful than the K9 II, and I use it, both motors, cone on, for just about every dog. It blows out all that packed undercoat on the big (or not so big) hairies, straightens Poodle coat right out, drys Cockers fast. I don't use the cone on puppies, or longer drop coats. But I do use both motors.

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      • #4
        very cool!!

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        • #5
          I can feel your excitement! Congratulations. I just love to see how excited a new business owner is...yay!!!

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          • #6
            K-9 dryer

            I received a K9 with the purchase of my new Wagntails Pet Pro and I love it. It is insanely powerful. I was told about before I got the van by one of the salesman at Wagntails. Quote " It has two speeds: One, blow a yorkie off the table or Two, pin it against the wall." I thought he was joking

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            • #7
              k9III

              I have a k9III which is pretty close to the k9II. I love it very much. It makes drying time so much faster. The big dogs usually love it. Some really get into it and start trying to scratch. Some of the older dogs get real relaxed and start to weave back and forth. I groomed a big golden today that didnt want me to stop drying him. It was like a massage. It was all good!
              Congradulations on your dryer!! You and the dogs will love it!

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              • #8
                You will find dogs that you use both motors on.....believe me you will!! What I do to get them used to it if they seem nervous is to put cotton in the ears, turn on one motor and start near the tail end. If they do okay w/that I switch on the other motor and poof! Dry dog!
                Good luck w/the new business, it sounds like you are getting all the best tools. Get yourself a grooming arm quick though and make sure it is a tall one if you are planning on doing big dogs.
                SheilaB from SC

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                • #9
                  just wait till you get a Nufie you'll use both moters and the cone. :-).

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                  • #10
                    Alright, so I finished the puppy.. what a trip.. that was my first dog I've groomed in several weeks, and it had to be a screamer, and a wiggler of course. I definitely missed the grooming arm.. I won't schedule a big dog until it comes in for sure. Plus the owners wanted a breed trim, and I've never groomed a springer spaniel before. Thank goodness for "Notes"!

                    I also had a cocker mix to work on, which was a WONDERFUL dog, not a problem at all

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                    • #11
                      I just bought and set up my K9III and do I ever love it! I used to have a second hand Metro Air COmmander but this baby can blow! Wow! i am in love! Today hubby built my recicr washer and another wow day! I love new toys! we are building a hydrolic table this summer and a few other gadgets (hubby is an engineer and this is fun to him).
                      Starting out is fun! And scary! When I opened I had only done 2 faces of dogs before, so I was scared!!! No breed trims, nada! I but I had really good scissor control and clippering easy peasy, I learned how to handle difficult-ish dog and how to make things neat (no sitcky outies!)
                      Notes was my saving grace for breed trims. I have done schnauzer, s. spaniels, cocker, Airdale, Bichon...no problems!
                      Biggest thing? listening to my clients has earned me more rebookings then anything.

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