Names of dogs: ♥DUDE*&*DAISY ♥ A.K.A."The.Doozies"
Poodle Type: ♒ⓈⓉⒶⓃⒹⒶⓇⒹⓈ♒
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I just noticed it is easier to groom Dude...
...because of his size! Interestingly enough, I am finding he is much easier for me to clip because he is so big. You would think the opposite would be true, but it isn't for me.
When I try and clip Daisy, it is much trickier to determine how to hold the clippers on her face to get under her eyes, around her nose, on her lips and between her toes without hurting her. On Dude, the surfaces are so much larger that there is plenty of room for the clipper to lay flat everywhere instead of trying to just use part of the tip in tight areas.
Anyway, just an observation that I made and figured I would share since it may also be a little encouraging to those learning on puppies. As they grow, they are probably going to get easier for you to do!
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I always thought bigger would be easier. I also wanted to learn on an older dog that had been groomed alot . I think because I did , I found groooming to be easy. I would be scared on one of those little guys...
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Just imagine clipping face and feet on a tiny toy.
Exactly. Lol. I'm too scared so I take my 2 babies to the groomers every 2 months or less. I use clippers on their butts but only dare to scissor their feet. I'm ok giving the baths every once. Oh and I hate those tiny tiny black little toenails!
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Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
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It's true, bigger is easier. It may take longer since there is more "acreage" to cover though lol. I find though that well bred toys have "sturdier" feet. Not those tiny, spindly, bird boned feet so many "teacup" tpoos have. Ravens feet are small, but I don't worry about cutting them because his toes are thick and sturdy and his skin is pretty thick as well. He has what I call "fat" feet lol!
But yes, those teacups are scary. I prefer to not shave their feet for sure!
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Doesn't matter how small the faces and feet are to me.. It's the stinking sanis that are a pain!! If you pick them up by he front feet to clip their tuck ups get in the way.. If you lift a leg you almost feel like you'll reach them. Legs are not that bad unless they really fight you for it.