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  • A New Concept In Competition Grooming — The Groomolympics

    This is going to be fun! Check it out.

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  • #2
    How fun!

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    • #3
      Looking forward to seeing the entries

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      • #4
        I have often wondered why the grooming competitions are not scaled down to 1 hour or less. In what world do groomers have 2+ hours to groom a dog, that has already been prepped? These competitions are know required to take a "break", only to put the dog back on the table to continue the grueling ordeal. It is boring for the audience, it is HELL for the dogs, and the groomers are in their own world of self achievement. I think that the contest should mimic the real world for grooming. Why not have a speed grooming contest, all using the same breed, the first one finishes and does the best job, wins. Ask yourself, how many grooming contests have you watched that the dog has almost fallen asleep, as the groomer continues to snip away phantom hairs that she believes are sticking out everywhere. Let's end this cruelty to the pets and the audience.

        Happy wanting speed grooming

        Dolly's Barking Bubbles, LLC

        www.dollysbarkingbubbles.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dolly View Post
          I have often wondered why the grooming competitions are not scaled down to 1 hour or less. In what world do groomers have 2+ hours to groom a dog, that has already been prepped? These competitions are know required to take a "break", only to put the dog back on the table to continue the grueling ordeal. It is boring for the audience, it is HELL for the dogs, and the groomers are in their own world of self achievement. I think that the contest should mimic the real world for grooming. Why not have a speed grooming contest, all using the same breed, the first one finishes and does the best job, wins. Ask yourself, how many grooming contests have you watched that the dog has almost fallen asleep, as the groomer continues to snip away phantom hairs that she believes are sticking out everywhere. Let's end this cruelty to the pets and the audience.

          Happy wanting speed grooming

          Dolly's Barking Bubbles, LLC

          www.dollysbarkingbubbles.com
          OH MY STINKING GOSH! Competition dogs are no different than any other dog and they are not tortured. My dogs LOVED it and it was fun for them with the travelling....""" groomers are in their own world of self achievement""""" YOU ARE RIGHT! It is a huge achievement and lots and lots of work! The work involved in show grooming a dog to perfection is immense and DEEPLY satisfying!
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          • #6
            Before Particentral has a stroke, let's break down what I said in my post, so others do not misunderstand it.

            I think is has only been recently, that Barkleigh now has made it mandatory to give the dogs a break.......ie: because it is cruel to keep a dog standing on a table for HOURS....now I know yours is having "fun" but the rest of the pack is not.

            The audience is bored......most people at Groom Expo watch for 5-10 minutes, then move on....those that sit on the chairs are resting and chatting with their friends, and they too move on.

            The dogs are falling asleep.......yep, witnessed it at every grooming contest........guess they are not having "fun".

            Does grooming contest mimic the real world of grooming.........no.....time is money, and we don't spend 2+ hours on small dogs already prepped.

            Groomers cutting phantom hairs.........the groomers continue to scissor the same area over and over and over and over again.....because they have too much time to kill.

            There will always be groomers who feel the need for competition, but the majority of groomers do not compete....they are satisfied with applying their skills and talent on their client's dogs/cats and feel satisfied at the end of the week to rest up and get ready for the next round.

            Happy not having a stroke

            Dolly's Barking Bubbles, LLC

            www.dollysbarkingbubbles.com

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            • #7
              Like being at a tennis game.

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              • #8
                It does sound fun.

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                • #9
                  It is going to be a lot of fun. I am looking forward to it.
                  www.gomobileandsucceed.com
                  http://thesuccessfulpetgroomer.com

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                  • #10
                    Years ago, our area had a Groomers Association. We put on seminars, and grooming contests. This was many, many years ago...before grooming contests became so professional. It really was more Pet Grooming....Cockers with their backs bladed with a 7F, etc.

                    Anyway....at our very last seminar/grooming contest we had a Team Contest.

                    Here's how it worked.
                    There were four people on each team. Each team had one dog to do. Each team member had fifteen minutes in which to groom a part of their dog.
                    So...it was basically a relay race.

                    But the fun part was, each team member had a "task" to do before grooming their part of the dog. You know, those little things that crop up in a real shop when your trying to get a dog finished.

                    One task was to "make an appointment" by answering the "phone" and writing it down in an appointment book.
                    Another task was to scoop up some plastic dog poo that was on the floor and get rid of it...
                    I can't remember what the other two tasks were, but they were in a similar vain.

                    When all was said and done, the Judge came out and judged each dog...while the theme music to Jeopardy played!

                    Believe me...it was one grooming contest that the audience didn't get bore at. They were cheering on their favorite teams. It was fun!
                    If I remember right...the Canadians won that night.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dogma View Post
                      Years ago, our area had a Groomers Association. We put on seminars, and grooming contests. This was many, many years ago...before grooming contests became so professional. It really was more Pet Grooming....Cockers with their backs bladed with a 7F, etc.

                      Anyway....at our very last seminar/grooming contest we had a Team Contest.

                      Here's how it worked.
                      There were four people on each team. Each team had one dog to do. Each team member had fifteen minutes in which to groom a part of their dog.
                      So...it was basically a relay race.

                      But the fun part was, each team member had a "task" to do before grooming their part of the dog. You know, those little things that crop up in a real shop when your trying to get a dog finished.

                      One task was to "make an appointment" by answering the "phone" and writing it down in an appointment book.
                      Another task was to scoop up some plastic dog poo that was on the floor and get rid of it...
                      I can't remember what the other two tasks were, but they were in a similar vain.

                      When all was said and done, the Judge came out and judged each dog...while the theme music to Jeopardy played!

                      Believe me...it was one grooming contest that the audience didn't get bore at. They were cheering on their favorite teams. It was fun!
                      If I remember right...the Canadians won that night.
                      That sounds like fun! I bet it was. Love the Jeopardy music!
                      www.gomobileandsucceed.com
                      http://thesuccessfulpetgroomer.com

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                      • #12
                        Fresh, all for it.

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