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  • pooh13
    replied to You vs. Petsomething...Prices
    I have worked for both major box stores ,I have found bath prices to be outrageously low( even IMo what is included in a bath is considered a full groom for most breeds , full groom prices are about right with most breeds , give or take a few of them...
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  • pooh13
    replied to Injuries in Shop
    Speed has alot to do with injuries ,rushing through the dogs to make that quota .over the years I have watched other groomers zipping through dogs hair with clippers not paying any attention to the lay of the hair and skin folds injuries left and right...
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  • Whether you realize it or not this groomer is not only stealing shop property( client list ) she is also stealing from each and every groomer that works in that salon.Every client she takes is one less for the shop, as an employee it is your duty to...
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  • Because this cat has some very serious health issues this cat should only be groomed in a vets surrounding.I have been grooming cats for 20 yrs now I have groomed many with similar health issues .However at those time I was employed by a vet and could...
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  • pooh13
    replied to Issues with bathing some cats
    I use a kennel lead made into a figure 8 then tie in the tub . be sure when you make the figure 8 it should tighten around the shoulders not the neck.they also make a cat bag made for bathing it is a sturdier mesh bag which leaves the head out.
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  • pooh13
    replied to ...A good guard dog for a groomer?
    Any large breed that loves you Will protect you .don't let a foo foo appearance persuade you other wise .some of my best watch dogs have been considered Foo Foo breeds .Yes I had a Dane that was wonderful and protective ,I also had an afghan hound...
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  • round faces

    The roundness of the face is always determined by each individual dog .However I do full head with thinning shears alone start between the eyes then onto the top of the head to set the desired look avoid leaving too much...
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  • pooh13
    replied to Chapped, cracked fingers
    I agree with trying a new line of shampoo ,yrs ago when I worked for corp my hands would get so dry they bled, I'm now on my own and use only natural shampoo's my hands are back to their soft normal state .if you use the right products you wont have...
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  • pooh13
    replied to The next time someone asks...
    I still have that book .I use it when I have a breed I'm not familiar with or need reminders on breeds I don't do often. as for the mixed breed styles I agree Ugggly lol..but for actual breed standards it is a good reference book to use IMO
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  • pooh13
    replied to Bath-less furmination?
    When I worked for corp they had a 15 minutes brush out package $5.00 for every 15 minutes .The tools used were always the groomers choice short haired breeds normally had the zoom groomed used on them .It was a tedious ridiculous option ,As many...
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  • you can purchase almond bark at most grocery stores in the baking goods dept , and yes you can color it with food coloring .I use this for my dog treats instead of frosting.comes in white or dark carob.
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  • I use my Kenchii scorpion thinners for almost all faces but for between the eyes I use my roseline thinners as they are thinner lighter and have the dull finish which does not scare the dogs the way the shiney shears do..I have also found when I flip...
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  • pooh13
    replied to Bad bite- what to do?
    Do you have the right to seek legal retributions for your injuries and medical bills? the answer is yes you do .the pet owners home
    owners insurance normally covers this .However being the owner of the salon and not an employee the question...
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  • pooh13
    replied to Need new shampoo..
    I use Natures specialties shampoos .Plum silkie and berry tearless are the main 2 every day shampoos . I have been using their line of shampoos for 14 years now and have never had issues of dry hands.. in fact I have never had a customer complain their...
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  • pooh13
    replied to Guide Comb or blade??
    The trick to using a guard comb is called hand scissoring.I hand scissor any coat that has been trimmed with a guard comb .The comb is used basically for setting the desired length .once you have set the length fluff UP( not down) the hair with your...
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