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Well, I will be looking for another groomer.

Rufus had an appointment with his groomer on Saturday. My daughter had to take him for me because I had to leave town for a funeral.

A little history...Rufus has been going here from the beginning. I never liked the way that they cut his head. Rufus has a narrow head and they would cut his hair straight up from his ears. He really looked like a dork when I brought him home. So I printed pictures of dogs that I liked the shape of their head. Gunther was one of them. The groomer did pretty good the first time, but I got there to pick him up just as she was doing his head and I had to stop her. She was about to cut too much off again.

Well this weekend, when my daughter went in to pick him up at the time they told her to be there, he was still on the table. She watched for a minute and noticed his head was not cut like I like it. She said that she asked very nicely if that was the cut that her Mom requested. The groomer SLAMMED her scissors on the counter and went to get the pictures. My daughter told her that she didn't need to get mad, that she wasn't questioning her ability as a groomer, that she just wanted to be sure that I was happy with the way Rufus looked. The groomer told her that she was doing it like the pictures and that she needed 15 more minutes!

My daughter went to wait in the car. A little later the woman came dragging Rufus out by his leash, stopped at the car with her hand on her hips just daring my daughter to say something.

Well, I didn't care for the cut and even if I did, I would not go back after her attitude.

What do you groomers think? Don't I have a right to have my dog groomed the way I want him to look?

I sure wish I knew how to groom him. Then I could only blame myself if I didn't like it.
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Well, I will be looking for another groomer.

Rufus had an appointment with his groomer on Saturday. My daughter had to take him for me because I had to leave town for a funeral.

A little history...Rufus has been going here from the beginning. I never liked the way that they cut his head. Rufus has a narrow head and they would cut his hair straight up from his ears. He really looked like a dork when I brought him home. So I printed pictures of dogs that I liked the shape of their...
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you know what. Just do it. Yes I made many mistakes but I think I can get them pretty good now. I first of all could not afford both of them at over a hundred bucks each since I refuse to get a shave down and second enjoy thinking I did it myself.

I deffinatly would not go back to that bit**
I agree....I have been learning for about a year now and doing my own dogs for about 6-7 months, and I have made mistakes, but like you said, the only one I can get upset at is me and its just hair, if they are not showing, don't fret, it will grow back, faster then you think lol! I would go for it, learn to groom yourself. Also, ya I would not only never go back to "her" but I would also have never paid her.....think about it, if you went to the salon and they had butchered YOUR hair, and you were not happy, would you pay them???? Would you go back to the same stylist???? NO! Grooming is a little hard to learn but once you get started....it is satisfying and fun!
 

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Great advice from everyone. You all agree that I should learn to groom him myself. I think so too. I know what I want and that is probably the only way to get it. I do groom my Shih Tzu's. They look alright. It is the face (shaving it) that scares me on the poodle.
The face is actually the easy part! LMAO!!!! Get the lines which you already have from the other groomer and just follow lol! You will do fine, and if there are any questions, there are groomers that will offer help here!
 

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I worry about shaving the face and the feet. It seems like they would get squirmy, and I would cut her. :mmph:
You are getting a toy, so my advise since you are just starting, is to get a peanut clipper, they sell them at Sally's Beauty Supply, they call it something else now I can't remember, but the clerks should know. They are small and have snap on blades, feet on toys are more difficult then spoo's as they are TINY! I use an Andis light speed trimmer for my toys feet. I am just now getting used to the full size clipper for the face on them. Ki-ki on the other hand wow snap compared to Tynk and Zoey. The thing on the feet you want to make sure of, not just clipper burn but the webbing between the toes, make sure to place your finger under it to shave between the toes as to not catch it in the blades, even a 40 will get them if you are not careful.
 
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