Best way to learn to groom myself?

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Best way to learn to groom myself?

 
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MichaelAndLola



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: Best way to learn to groom myself? Reply with quote

I used to take Lolly to my local groomer, but the last few times they just didn't listen to what I wanted. I even took the time to write out a list and it was still mostly ignored.

I don't want to take her to a "factory groomer" like Pestmart ( Razz ) so I've been grooming her myself. Also definitely saves $$.

I keep her body longer in the winter and short during the summer, but I always like her face looking like a Teddy cut like these:





The trouble is, I am not a breeder or a groomer and I always find getting her head and face just right is always a gamble. Sometimes she comes out looking downright goofy, other times she looks "good enough" for me to stop tempting fate.

At this point I only use clippers because scissors seem like an easier way to make a really bad mistake (or hurt Lolly, an even worse mistake).

I really don't want to hire a groomer and I don't want to go to grooming school. I've Googled and seen some videos but none of them really discuss my specific hairstyle or they don't discuss cutting/trimming the face/head at all.

Any good books or other resources out there for someone looking to get things done himself?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best book I have found is poodle Clipping and Grooming the international
Reference by Shirlee Kalstone..
It may not address your particular need but it gives you the basics to clip as you want.
Shears are your friend don't be afraid. Trim a little at a time and always remember it will grow back.
Good luck, sorry it took so lucky my to reply.
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