Wednesday, November 3

grooming your pet - DIY or go to a professional?

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Elvis is a Maltipoo, he does not shed, however his hair grows like human hair.  If we didn't trim it, it would drag on the floor.  My Elvis has once again transformed from being my sporty dog (short haircut) to becoming my little fluffy puppy (time for  a haircut). 

I'll make an appointment for Elvis to visit the "groomers house" next week.  I admit, Dawn & I tried our best to groom our dog...the results were choppy haircuts, crooked nails & frustration. We have a Wahl clipper/trimmer, pedi-paws, combs, brushes, scissors, nail clippers...A haircut & bath would take Hours.  Elvis would fuss a Lot & try to nip at us.  He's super sensitive about letting us groom his paws & legs. 

We finally gave up after about 3 years of trying to work through it with him.  He always gives me a sad look when I drop him off at the groomers..."Mommy don't leave me" is what he's saying to me via our Mommy/Baby mental telepathy.  When I return he's happy & handsome.  The groomer says he's always a good boy.  I wonder...

Elvis Lee looks so much better when groomed professionally, we're no longer stressed out about it & I treat myself to a movie or shopping while I'm waiting for him to be groomed. How about you?  Do you groom your dogs or do you bring them to the professionals? 

fluffy puppy

sporty dog

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  1. I have three poodles and groom them all myself for many reasons.
    Aside from the small fortune it would cost to keep them in fluff and bows by pros, I have had a bit of bad luck with groomers (and have heard way too many horror stories). Several years ago I had a groomer that I loved and trusted. When she moved I bought all my own supplies and dove right in. I know what you mean about the sensitive feet thing!

  2. Woof! Woof! I used to go to the groomer but due to my allergies my family grooms me ... I LOVE getting groomed. I get brush everyday n love it ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Adorable dog! Thanks for this great blog.

  4. Suki gives me the same look when I drop her off at the groomer - but come to think of it, she gives me the same sad look when I'M washing her in the tub too. I know my back doesn't have the patience to do a good job so I prefer the groomers.

    Belly-rubs to Elvis Lee!

  5. What a handsome boy!! I used to take my girls to the groomer, back when we lived in town. Now that we live in the country they are always running, playing in the pond or rolling in Lord knows what so it is easier to just hose them down once a month. They are both short haired mix breeds so this works well for us.
    I know the the look though, Brooke used to give it to me every week when I would drop her off. She LOVES living in the more doggy groomer!!

  6. Elvis Lee is SO Cute. I had a little pup that looked alot like him. They are such a comfort and joy

  7. Your Elvis Lee and my Kenai look like they could be related. I had to take double look to make sure it wasn't our Kenai. It is really neat to compare notes with you and Elvis and our Kenai.


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