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Old 11-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Lets see, it takes me about 30 minuets to drive round trip to the groomers, another 30 minutes for drop off and pick up while we stand around and chat. So, nope, only about two hours every five weeks! I don't bath or groom Lexi but I do spend about two-three hours a week, brushing and cleaning ears. I admire the ones who groom their own dogs. The idea of getting clippers near a dogs face just plain out scares me.
You just perfectly described how I deal with grooming Beau, except we do it every three to four weeks. I have nothing but respect for those of you who groom your own dog(s), but I'm also glad to know I'm not the only who "contracts out" the work to a pro!
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you guys would start a grooming fund for me, I'd love to hire a pro!!! lol I learned to do it myself because I am too cheap to hire someone. I have to say that I didn't find it to be hard. I was scared when I first tried the clippers, but now I am fast and don't think a thing about it. I do keep them in a easy to do coat. For anyone thinking about learning to do their own dog, I encourage them to try it. It is not nearly as hard as you think.
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I'd say I spend on average an hour or two a week.

I keep Kohl in a short retriever clip, though, so the time really varies. One week all I'll do is clean ears, trim nails, and brush (which takes no time at all with his coat so short), and the next I'll spend several hours with a bath, blow dry, brush, touch-up face/feet/sanitary and the usual ears and nails treatment. Then there are the 'trip to the groomer' weeks when I should be doing nothing, but in actuality usually end up doing nails and ears anyway.
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I think right now I am probably spending somewhere closer to 3 hours a week, every other week I bath and dry him myself, otherwise I am just doing some light brushing and the occasional spot cleans throughout the week. Of course ears, teeth, and nails as needed.

I plan on learning to clip him myself once he settles with being clipped more with our groomer. He is really nosy about the clippers, even treat distractions don't work he is more focused on trying to eat the hair coming off of him.

I don't want to learn to clip on a moving target haha!
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I spend about 30 mins a day brushing Sawyer out. Then once every 1 or two weeks I probably spend an hour and a half bathing/drying him. I normally just do a quick blow dry, and let ti mostly dry on it's own though.
I'm growing out his coat and he's still going through a coat change so matts keep popping up no matter how many times I brush him
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I "joke" all the time with dh that the only reason I don't have another spoo is I can't afford the grooming bill for two, otherwise I'd be batting my baby browns at him and we would be picking out a friend for Lexi. Lord help him if I ever get up the nerve to try grooming myself!
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Well, Jack is in a HHC... slowly growing out to a continental with full sprayup. Most weeks we bathe/dry/FFT which is about 2.5-3 hours. When I am getting ready for a show, and have to do all the shaving and scissoring too, it takes about 4-5 hours... And I'm a groomer! lmao. I don't do any brushing during the week, as I loathe brushing dirty hair, lol... so I only work on him once a week, or twice if he rolls in the mud
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I "joke" all the time with dh that the only reason I don't have another spoo is I can't afford the grooming bill for two, otherwise I'd be batting my baby browns at him and we would be picking out a friend for Lexi. Lord help him if I ever get up the nerve to try grooming myself!
I'm with you katbrat. If I could afford it (and most of the cost is grooming) I think I'd have another mpoo. But too $$$ to keep two dogs groomed.
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We give our spoo a brush and fix his ears/claws twice a month, and every month he gets his nose/paws trimmed and a bath.

In the winter time we only cut his coat two times(keeping it longer for the cold) and in the summer i give him a short cut every second month(#5 blade).

On average i would guess that i spend about an hour per week.
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I think that number is a bit high for the pet owner. Show dog yes I could see 10hrs a week. I have 2 Poo's & I just took Leif down because he was just too long & mats were forming at the 2 week mark. I don't brush him in between, I do everything at once. So, every 2 wks about 3 hours include scissoring down. My OT I do run a comb through her most days & a weekly bath so maybe 1 1/2 hrs a week, include HV drying & some scissor work. We will be gettin our 3rd Poodle next week a Toy but she will be our UKC conformation show dog so I expect the same care as my other 2. Even now with 2 Poodles it is nowhere near 10hrs weekly.
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