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    Dog Grooming?

    This one is getting a bit long in the tooth and I'd like to be able to cut her fur rather than leave her at a groomer. Anyone do this? Looking for a recommendation for a good shear. Thanks.
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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    My gf's dog (a mini Australian Shepard) wont let anyone near him except her and I. I started cutting his hair a few years ago. I think i got them at Petsmart,

    one is a regular pair of sheers, the other pair are thinning sheers

    I go house on him and get it looking okay then I soften the edges and transitions to the longer hair with the thinning sheers and refine it. first time he looked horrible because i didn't use thinning sheers, but after I got those and practiced like 2-3 times it comes out good now.

    He wont let me near him with shavers so I never tried those (god what I would give to shave that lil fucker) you might want to try electric ones if your dogs not afraid of them and you want a nice short even coat, our dog is a big hair ball so its hard to tell if its no the greatest hair cut

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    This one is a big pudding cup - would let Jeffrey Dahmer cut her fur. I'm not afraid to do it - just want to get a quality shear to make quick work of it.

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    My 20 pound poodle mix gets a visit from the mobile grooming van every 3-4 months. Itís a little more expensive, but way more convenient than having to drop him off and pick him up from the groomers.
    https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...et-clipper-kit
    I bought this to do trimmings in between, it works well, the lithium battery gives plenty of run time and is a lot easier to use than a corded one if heís not sitting still. I actually use it to trim my beard since mine isnít cordless.

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    Thanks - does that have various length guides? In the winter we keep her longer since she is an outside dog. In the summer it's a lot shorter.

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    Yes, 8 different lengths, up to 1” long, in 1/8” increments

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    Have you tried a Flowbee?

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    My 20 pound poodle mix gets a visit from the mobile grooming van every 3-4 months. Itís a little more expensive, but way more convenient than having to drop him off and pick him up from the groomers.
    Mutt Cutts?

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonk! View Post
    This one is getting a bit long in the tooth and I'd like to be able to cut her fur rather than leave her at a groomer. Anyone do this? Looking for a recommendation for a good shear. Thanks.
    Looks like a slightly larger version of my dog. Assuming it has hair rather than fur?

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    Actually, I don't think there is a difference (scientifically at least) between the two. We got her because she sheds very little and doesn't give off dander, so she doesn't trigger my wife's allergies.

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    Is there a DIY groomer near you? I've got one that I bring my pom to (avatar pic) and you can rent the little tub and they have professional groomers come around and help you if you need it

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    Re: Dog Grooming?

    not anymore. used to be a Soapy Dog but I think they closed a while ago. Shears arrived today, so she's getting done this weekend. I'll post before and after pics!

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