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    This is a 9 month old WFT I stripped yesterday. He behaved surprisingly well for a 9 month old who has never had any professional grooming. I think next time I will start w/ his head/face first, he was getting tired and cranky w/ me by the time I got to that part. I had a lot of fun w/ this one-it is fun to strip a coat that practically leaps into your fingers! His parents loved it and will be bringing him back to me again! I must say I am pretty proud of this one!



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    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
    -Michelangelo

  • #2
    Looks great!

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    • #3
      Looks really nice for his first time. he must have a great temperment. Pretty pup.

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      • #4
        I agree with others, he looks really good.

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        • #5
          nice job! I hope they bring him in more often now!

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          • #6
            Wow you did a really nice job. I've never done a hand strip and that boy looks wonderful. What tools did you use on him?

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            • #7
              great Job!! he looks really nice and as you said it is so nice to have the coat ready to come out. You realy should be proud of that work.

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              • #8
                mmmm, gratifying work! You did really great for his first visit- can't believe he tolerated all that off- but I know what you mean about it "leaping out",,,ooooh that is so fun! Nice work!
                Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wendtd View Post
                  Wow you did a really nice job. I've never done a hand strip and that boy looks wonderful. What tools did you use on him?
                  I just used a stripping knife and some coat kings. I will use ear powder if it is a harder pull, but he didn't need that. I don't really even know the brand of knife, just one from a local pet supply. I would like to get one of the small knives for the face/ears, but haven't really gotten around to it yet.
                  I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
                  -Michelangelo

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brownlikewoah View Post
                    nice job! I hope they bring him in more often now!
                    They did ask what kind of schedule I suggested so I am thinking they want to get him on one. They said his breeder shows and strips her dogs and suggested they do the same, the stripping anyway. I was a bit surprised the breeder hadn't done any stripping on him, but then again maybe she had and it had just grown out already.
                    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
                    -Michelangelo

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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone! I was so pumped and excited about this groom. None of the other groomers I work w/ do any stripping, so they got it a *little bit*, but I know those of you that strip really understand that satisfaction!
                      I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
                      -Michelangelo

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                      • #12
                        This guy was back in for his second strip. He has turned into a major PIA! I seriously think a neutering is in order for him. I would have thought I was hurting him w/ the stripping except he was reacting the same way to the brush, comb, clippers, bath, dryer. Anyway, I did start w/ the head this time, it looks much cleaner then it did last time. I did recommend an 8 week schedule for him as we went longer and I don't know if that contributed in anyway to his attitude or not. I don't think so, I think he needs neutered and heavily socialized, mom admitted he doesn't see anyone but the family. So, here he his, second strip.

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                        I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
                        -Michelangelo

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                        • #13
                          You are doing a great job. The wft can be pills. It is a breed that if they don't plan on breeding him cut them off.

                          Everything I don't like from the groom isn't your doing. The coat isn't in good shape. It appears frizzy and fried not tight and smooth. I know it's hard but that why I require my strip clients to come every 4 weeks. I'm never happy with the grooms when I'm dealing with a dead blown coat.

                          Another benefit is there is less to pull each time so the dogs get less irritated and the customers bill is less. I charge an hourly rate and I'm sure that took you a while.

                          Watch Eric salas utube videos on wft grooming. You will love it and it stars my comp dog for next year "Red". Keep up the good work

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                          • #14
                            It really didn't take too long, maybe an hour and a half. I suppose an hour would be better though! I did bathe him afterward, I think that made him fluffier then he should have been. I do agree w/ the tighter schedule on the stripping though. They didn't follow my advice this time and went longer then I wanted. I did have a tough conversation about his behavior and how that influenced the grooming and pricing and that he needed to come in much more often so he could get used to it. I hope they follow through. They truly seem to listen when I tell them things, so hopefully it isn't going in one ear and out the other. If his behavior doesn't improve I can truly see him getting to a spot where I won't be able to even touch him. I have a couple of WFT that I clipper and they are really sweet boys that I love (they are neutered), but this one...ggrr. He was such a different dog from the first strip to this one.
                            I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
                            -Michelangelo

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