(Closed) How often do you take your pet to the groomers?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a pomeranian/papillon mix. I try to take her every month and a 1/2. It really depends on how long you prefer your dog’s fur to be. As well you can go just to have your dog’s nails trimmed.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Aw, congrats on your new baby! All dogs are different! My Cocker Spaniel grows hair like there is no tomorrow. We prefer to have him clipped short every 8-10 weeks and then by 8-10 weeks, he’s ready for another clip. Here’s his latest before and after last month in the parking lot at the groomer’s. 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have a Boston Terrier.  He has short hair so he doesn’t need cuts.  I bathe him at home once or twice a week but I take him to the groomer to have a nail grinding and ear cleaning about every week and a half, maybe two weeks.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Never!  Our lab doesn’t need grooming and we give her baths in the tub at home ourselves.

My parents own a Shih Tzu and he gets groomed monthly.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

aww congratulations on your adoption! What kind of dog do you have? I have two huskies and a pit bull the huskies have to be groomed regularly otherwise our floor looks like it has a rug on it. I think it depends on the breed.

Our dogs have undercoats which shed twice a year I have to brush them daily. My dogs go to the groomers twice a year when they start shedding and I give them a bath probably once every one to two months depending on how dirty they get, but the brushing seems to take off alot of dirt.

My Pitbull however is short hair and is so easy, I tell her bath and she jumps in the tub. I bathe her about once a month just because her skin tends to get a little dry so I use a moisturizing shampoo on her.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Different breeds have different needs.

My border collie mix can go MONTHS without a bath without being stinky.  I generally take her to the groomers about 3X year. 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I never take mine to be professionally groomed. I do all my own grooming.

I have 2 papillons and a pom-mix; I’ve heard horror stories about people taking their papillons to the groomer and when they pick them up, the groomer cut all their ear-fringe off!

Start-to-finish for show-grooming a papillon only takes me about 1/2 an hour.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I also have a cocker spaniel and we take him every 10 weeks apx.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I take my Yorkie 2.5 months, I would like to do it myself to save money (its $50 each time) but I don’t think it would come out very good and I dont want my poor baby looking crazy haha! Congrats on the new baby, we go ours in October and I am stiill sooo in love with him~

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We have a Lab and he goes every 6-8 weeks to get a good shampoo, conditioning, brush out, and nails/teeth/ears. I have bad allergies and it’s easier for me when he’s clean!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Jenn23: Aw! Thats cute! He loses his spaniel curls but he’s still adorable!

@abbyful: I have a pomeranian who looks like a papillon. She has the fluff around her ears which makes her look like a papillon. I took her to a groomer who made her face rounded but I was never pleased with them. The groomer I go to now cut it perfectly. Left the fringe around the ears but thinned her out around her mouth & neck then left her tail very bushy. So cute! That is awesome that you can groom your dogs yourself, it saves alot of money! I tried once and failed miserably.

The picture is  from the past breeder. She has the neck and around the mouth hair trimmed down now so her ears definitely stand out! She is cute regardless though!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Never as well.

We have a short hair Pit Bull Mix and we bathe her, brush her, brush her tooth and do her nails very regularly ourselves.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ bonbonisinlove – Awww! Cuteness!

 

“That is awesome that you can groom your dogs yourself, it saves alot of money! I tried once and failed miserably.”

Practice makes perfect!

When I started learning to groom a papillon, I literally went by pictures on the internet! http://www.braylorspapillons.com/groom.htm

Since then, a few people have helped me out and given me pointers.

Now I think I’m pretty decent at it. This is a pic from last year, I probably do a better job now after another year of practice (in this picture I had only started learning to groom for a few months).

Granted, papillons aren’t as hard to groom as a poodle, yorkie, shih tzu, maltese, etc.

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