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Old 09-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I love this site, I have been reading posts for almost 2 hours now.I am going to make an appointment for the groomers in about 2 weeks. I always cut my poodle/terrier mix but, im nervious about cutting this pup she is just unpredictable.... And sissors close to her face can be dangerous. What would be a good cut to have her started out with. I think if I bring her to the groomers for a few months she can calm her down for me. The groomers around here are always booked up solid and they dont mind teaching me how to cut my dog (that is a plus). Im not sure what kind of clip the breeder had done the day I got her... She does great with baths and tried to eat the airstream from the blowdryer so im good there. Posted some pics on my profile ....

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Well, you could leave her body all nice and fluffy and just do FFT (shave face, feet and around the tail area), or if you want her in a shorter cut you could do a lamb (short on body, long on legs) or you could do a basic kennel clip and trim her body so that it is the same length everywhere.

There are so many possibilities! It is really whatever you prefer
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I'm a fan of nice and fluffy all over for a puppy. That puppy fluff doesn't last long :( And it was a sad day when I shaved all of Mia's off. I just did the Face/Feet/Tail shaved short and had them leave her body/legs long at her first groom. They also shaped her body and legs nicely so she looked more polished.
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I agree the puppy coat neatly trimmed is a nice look. I agree work with a groomer and I would also work at home too if the dog is having a hard time with trimmers or scissors. Take anything that vibrates and rub around the dog or leave the trimmers out in the open where they can be seen and not feared. Same with scissors - open and close them close but not to close. Clip a piece of hair here and there and work up to it. Use treats too if need be. Treats always motivate

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I agree with the others, I would just have her face, feet, and tail trimmed up, and leave her fluffy puppy hair! It won't be there for long, so enjoy it while you can But be ready, when you do trim that body hair, she's going to really look different (she does look a lot like my Lulu did as a puppy, it was amazing how she changed as she grew).. whatever you do, be sure to share pictures and show us how she looks.
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how old is she? i'd go for just the, bath, and FFT first time then next visit if shes doing good (and the hair on the body is getting longer) i'd maybe get her body just tidied up bit
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I kept the fluffy puppy hair as long as I could, until brushing the mop was too much work!

One hint, I Dremel his nails now and he's great with it, with clicker training, but wish I had started when he was very young, as the only thing he has even a mild problem with at the groomer is the buzzy clippers on the feet. The Dremel has really helped.
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