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Hello Everyone,

Since I had posted I thought a intro was a good idea. LOL I am a pro groomer that is checking out breeders to get a STP from next year. I used to breed German Shepherds years ago. Right now hubby and I are lliving in Tn which is a new state for both of us. At this time I am not working by choise but am starting to look for work now that I am bored to death at home. Just thought i would say hello.

Tamara
 

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Hello and welcome!

Even if you don't have a poodle yet we don't mind looking at non-poodle pictures!

Of course when you do get one we will INSIST on seeing pictures...LOL!
 

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Hello and welcome!

Even if you don't have a poodle yet we don't mind looking at non-poodle pictures!

Of course when you do get one we will INSIST on seeing pictures...LOL!
Hello, & welcome. I quess we'll let you stay since you do WANT a spoo....lol Nice to meet you
 

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Thanks all for the welcome. I have been grooming since 86. I was taught by a poodle breeder that was a groomer also. So I learned how to groom the old way by hand no HV dryer and lots of scissoring. I also got to learn alot of patterens as many used them back in those days for their pets. Not like today where everyone wants a kennel clip.
 

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Welcome. If you have pics of Poodle's you've groomed please post them. I'd love to see your work. I would like to eventually specialize in Poodle grooming. Time doesn't allow right now but one day....
 

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yeah, that would be neat. I am really starting to become fond of the creative grooming. I don't think that I can ever do it, but I think it is neat. I am going to try to do our white girl in a mohowk & 'rock star' top knot (mulett) & color that pink, but I just shaved her down, so it will be a while. Not too sure how to just get that area pink without it running on to her body, but I have awhile to figure something out.
 

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hi and welcome tamara ! LOL my max has a rocker mowhawk...on his head and is in a cleaned up lamb cut (no muscles on sides of hips, blended) i just did him two days ago..:) i would love to get into specializing in poodles only, but for now i do all breeds.
 

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pic help

ok im not a computer expert, i know where and how to put pics up on here but it says my pics are too big to put on here....can someone help.....:)
 

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Do you have photoshop or a resizing picture program think Microsoft have one?
I usually take mine down to less than 150KB and that seems to work OK.

Or you can use photobucket (just google) you need to set up an account with photobucket but then you just upload your pics and put the link in your message. I think you can upload anysize and it makes them a usuable size for forums - I have usually resized them by the time I put them in photobucket so not 100% on that.
 

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Welcome to the forum Tamara.
I have a question for you(or any other resident groomers here)...actually a few of them if you don't mind?
Exactly how much is supposed to be shaved on a male spoo's belly and around his private part? I am not too thrilled about the way my current groomer does it,but don't know really what to ask for,without sounding picky...which might be difficult,because I am.
The other thing...Gunther's coat is changing to adult coat and he matts like crazy. His first human mom-the breeder-says ,that she uses Dawn dishwasher soap diluted in warm water and applies it on dry coat to get to the skin where the matts form.Diluted baby shampoo on the head and after rinsing applies CureCare leave-in conditioner.
Should I suggest this to the groomer?
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance.
 

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I have no advice on the dematting tech you've mentioned, I'm firmly in the don't get matts wet camp so I'll keep my opinion to myself.

As for the clipping I can say that it's differnt from groomer to groomer. I worked with one who was taught to shave wayyy up on the belly to keep the dog from pee'ing on himself. I've also worked with other who only shave to just in front of the shaft. I'm different from dog to dog and it depends on what the haircut is. I don't shave the inside of the thighs on most poodles unless they are getting shorter all over clips. Is there something specific that you do not like about how it is done now? Shaved to far up, not far enough up??
You shouldn't worry about sounding picky!! I tell all of my clients to BE PICKY! The more nit picky and specific I can get you to be when you drop the dog off the less likely it is I will do something you won't like. I LOVE picky clients!!
 

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Hmmm?
It just looks somehow untidy.
I thought it would be a more defined area.
He is going in again on Friday and I will write down a few points for her.
...I want a V-neck shaved.
...I want the base of the tail to be shaved less...as in more of the tail covered by hair.
...I want a cleaner look for the inside of the ears-shaved or scissored to look tidier.
...I want a bit more scissoring above the eyes ,including his long eye lashes.
...I want the nails filed,so they are smooth.
Is that too demanding?
 

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well, if it's not a free job of her being nice, then you are paying for what you want right? tell her how you want it done. Is your dog good on the table?
 
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