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    I had another crotchitty client yesterday who brought in a cocka-poo very specific she was. The dog was way overgrown and she admitted that it had'nt been groomed in four months, she was a new client that came from another shop and very specific. I really wanted to impress this woman because she "knew all about grooming" even though the only job she ever had was probably a desk job for some big corp. Anyways lol the dog look beautiful I did it with a 3F because she wanted it left a little longer did a nice sanitary with a 10. Then it happened!! I was touching up an area under the neck i was alittle tired it was my last dog of the day so I was kinda spacing I brought my clippers down one strip when --What the Heck I had forgot to switch my 10 back to my 3!! Well there was no covering up that instantly I wen tinto defense mode the woman shows up she says her dog looks beautiful until she lifted up its chin what is this she says pointing to the very obvious bald strip. I am not a good liar i said well your dog has a very large cowlick there and the hair doesnt lay straight in that area and gave her my best innocent smile. It worked!! Whew

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    ROFL! I have done that. Now I am in the habbit of taking off the 10 right away.
    If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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    • #3
      I've done that before. Most memorable was a few weeks ago. When I took what I thought was a comb attatchment down the front leg of the dog. OOPS it was a 10. Looks like the dog was prepped for an IV. Luckily it was a good client and she understood! When I start making stupid mistakes like this.... I know its time for a day off!!!

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      • #4
        I almost did that once with a 30 blade down the middle of the dogs back. That would have sucked! I caught my self just before the clippers hit the hair.Whew!

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        • #5
          Did I ever

          not me.....nope.......never......well there was this time.......no no.....that didn't count....nope.....never

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          • #6
            I had a comb slip off and 40'd a landing strip....thank godness it was my dog!

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            • #7
              I did that with a 15 yesterday when it should have been a 4, on the top of the head. Not too much damage done, just as I put it down to the head I noticed it wasn't the right blade!!!! That was a close one, new client too.

              Goldiphox, ROFL, loved your answer.
              "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
              Diane

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              • #8
                Been there, done that. I try to be honest about it. Point it out and say "See that? That is a mistake." and explain what happened, assuring them that it's not a common occurance, and won't happen again. Haven't had anyone kick up a fuss. Yet, lol.

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                • #9
                  I idid it with a 40 down the back of a sheltie. I don't think they would have bought the cowlick story.......

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                  • #10
                    I 40'd a springer in grooming school. I was thinking, wow, there is a lot of hair coming off of there...that bath really loosened him up....then I realized...lol.

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                    • #11
                      I just did that today. I thought it was the 5. Nope. It was a 15. Thankfully they are great friends and probably will never notice anyway.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fur Elite View Post
                        I idid it with a 40 down the back of a sheltie. I don't think they would have bought the cowlick story.......
                        A #40? Down a SHELTIE's back? Oh my, that would have been a free groom on me, and a free follow up groom. I hope the hair grew back ok!!!

                        Like Helly, I would have just told the woman the truth. If she can't accept that you make mistakes, she's not a client you want. I think she's going to wonder why the strip wasn't there before, or if you do the dog again, why isn't it there again? Oh well, what's done is done. I hate it when I boo boo like that. It's just the dumbest little thing, but it makes a huuuge difference, doesn't it?

                        Tammy in Utah
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                        • #13
                          I always always always look at my blade before cutting anything. Even if I just set it down to answer the phone. This is how I was taught. Or better yet, it was drilled into me by the groomer I was apprenticing with. It had to be drilled into me.
                          Im surprised she didnt kick me out of her shop after the first dozen times I took a 40 to a dogs back. I think my learning experience was just as stressful on her as it was on me.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by baddog View Post
                            I had a comb slip off and 40'd a landing strip....thank godness it was my dog!

                            LOL that is why I love the Wahl metal combs - they don't go anywhere!!

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