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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunibear View Post
    Yeah just be up front with the groomer and you should be okay as long as your groomer is an honest person.

    Glad I could make you laugh. Let's see today I was bit three times by one dog and peed on and that's a good day for me.
    Oh Tsuni, I'm sorry. The written word leaves so much room for misunderstanding. I wasn't laughing at you getting bitten. I work with a very special group of people and when you said that if you did people hair you wouldn't get bitten or peed on, the first thing I thought was, "don't be too sure." We have to take precautions for BOTH of those things. THAT'S what made me laugh. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

    Oh, and today I took both boys to the veterinarian for their bordatella vaccines and SHE wondered why I didn't shave Casey so he'd be cooler!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseysMom View Post
    Oh Tsuni, I'm sorry. The written word leaves so much room for misunderstanding. I wasn't laughing at you getting bitten. I work with a very special group of people and when you said that if you did people hair you wouldn't get bitten or peed on, the first thing I thought was, "don't be too sure." We have to take precautions for BOTH of those things. THAT'S what made me laugh. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

    Oh, and today I took both boys to the veterinarian for their bordatella vaccines and SHE wondered why I didn't shave Casey so he'd be cooler!!
    Wait you mean people bite and pee on other people who are sane?! No way that's possible.

    Also I don't mind the laugh over my job, while I am passionate about it. I have learned that it isn't for everyone. All of my friends have thought "Hey can you teach me how to groom so I have a fall back and will never be jobless?" (Groomers are never unemployed unless they choose to be.) So I said "Sure read this book and bring me your dog and you can use my equipment." (Now mind you I groom all of their dogs so I know them and I know what they can be difficult on and I do those parts to keep the experience as positive as possible.) I kid you not half way through the process they hand me my clippers and tell me they would rather be homeless then do what I do for a living. With exceptions of my 10 year old niece who worked with me for 3 days worked on my Mom's crazy dog and yes knicked a pad and cried...which is something I do when knick one too still to this day. She still wants to groom when she grows up though. All of us want her to go to college instead though. We all thought making her work with me and doing it all on herself would be a huge turn off. I started learning how to groom when I was 12 years old...I went years saying that I would do better and become a vet...that didn't happen. Hopefully she becomes a vet instead.

    Also I would look for a new vet if mine suggested shaving Missy. It's 105 degrees here today and it will be 111 degrees on Tuesday, but they still never suggest shaving a double coated dog.

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    Tsuni, I finally took Casey for a sani trim on Monday. Met the groomer and explained to her what I wanted and especially what I didn't want. She did a good job and he looked GORGEOUS when I picked him up. The next day he started scratching and licking a couple of spots - where his testicles would be and behind his ears where she removed a couple of mats. They recommended petroleum jelly and/or Neosporin to prevent an infection, but he's never had clipper burn before and I'm a little leery about him eating Neosporin! What do you think? A great groomer is very hard to find, and I still offer an open invitation to make a whirlwind tour of Texas whenever you're ready.

    And to answer your question: yes, it's possible, and I've seen that and worse in the beginning of my career; am too old for that type of work now!!

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    Put a little neosporin on those spots, don't put petroleum jelly there or you will have a hot mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunibear View Post
    Put a little neosporin on those spots, don't put petroleum jelly there or you will have a hot mess.
    Thanks, Tsuni; I did put some Neosporin on them; they're (finally) healing now, but when I put the ointment on him I saw several little mats that the groomer missed. Got my manicure scissors and took care of them. And am back to brushing him every day; I use an undercoat rake, a slicker brush, and a pin brush, in that order. Is this overkill? Even when I use the pin brush, am still getting a ton of hair. Think I need to learn how to make dog-hair sweaters and put his coat blow to good use!

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    http://www.greatpyr.com/forum/showth...rch-of-Pyr-fur

    You might be interested in this thread. I have several bags of Sebastian's hair saved. I guess I should contact her to see if she is still spinning and knitting it...
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    SM....yes she is still spinning...I have been saving my Aussie's fur (4 plastic gallon bags now)

    I can finally wear the cowl she did out of Holly's fur & the dogs no longer sniff me like I am wearing Holly around my neck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseysMom View Post
    Thanks, Tsuni; I did put some Neosporin on them; they're (finally) healing now, but when I put the ointment on him I saw several little mats that the groomer missed. Got my manicure scissors and took care of them. And am back to brushing him every day; I use an undercoat rake, a slicker brush, and a pin brush, in that order. Is this overkill? Even when I use the pin brush, am still getting a ton of hair. Think I need to learn how to make dog-hair sweaters and put his coat blow to good use!
    Missing mats would annoy me personally especially since I know what I charge. Brushing wise no that's not overkill. I brush Missy everyday and she still sheds like crazy.

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