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Going to 1st grooming appt - any tips?

I have booked a full grooming for Ollie on Thursday morning 8am. It will be an "in and out" appointment. He will not be caged at all.

Right now, his hairs is way too long. He doesn't look like a puppy anymore. Grooming includes bath, brush, haircut, blow dry, nail trim, anal glands expressed and ear cleaning. I am planning to ask for a puppy cut and bring a picture when I first got him - the profile pic. I am wondering if there is anything else I should ask or tell the groomer?

Any tips are greatly appreciated!!
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Be specific about things. If you don't want them to cut his ears or tail tell them. Are you growing out the hair around the eyes for a top knot or do you want it trimmed? Tell them how long you want the body and not to shave him down. I also never let a groomer do the anal glands. They do not need to be emptied as they do so naturally when your dog has a bowel movement. If your dog ever did develop a problem with them I would have a vet take care of it.

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I would tell them NOT to cut the hair around his eyes, especially the underneath area and the hair near the corners of his eyes. If you feel he cannot see, maybe try a top knot or trim his bangs a little bit so the hair doesn't fall over his eyes. I also tell them NOT to express his anal glands. I like the puppy cut face so I tell the groomer to round out the chin area. I also tell her NOT TO TOUCH HIS EARS OR TAIL. I'm sure Ollie will look adorable. Post pictures😊😊

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I also never let a groomer do the anal glands. They do not need to be emptied as they do so naturally when your dog has a bowel movement. If your dog ever did develop a problem with them I would have a vet take care of it.
I agree completely. Expressing anal glands needlessly can lead to the dog DEPENDING on having their anal glands expressed. This is a medical procedure and should be done by a medical professional ONLY when it is needed.


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I would stay with Ollie during his grooming.

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Great tips! No anal glands express for sure.

I have been searching for a grooming place for a while that will allow me to stay with him. No luck whatsoever. Almost all of them requires 4 hours at the shop. They are kept in the kennel waiting for their turns. I certainly do not want him to stay in the kennel. I have found one shop that will let the dogs roam in a "playground". I am not sure if Ollie is ready for unsupervised playtime. Maybe I am not ready.... So this grooming salon seems to be the best choice - great reviews and they have "in and out" appointment. Although it's an early appointment, I think it is worth it.

I am not planning to do top-knot on Ollie. It's a bit too girly for me. I'll post the before and after pictures later this week.

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If they haven't done a lot of Havanese, I would also specify how short you want the muzzle -- Perry's first grooming (we do a puppy cut too), they cut the muzzle too short (basically the same length as his body) - made it look very triangular (next time I'm going to ask them to keep it more rounded, like the pics I see of all of the ones here/ online).

Even though we do a puppy cut, I'm also going to follow the recommendations here about not cutting around the eyes/ face (except maybe shaping it up a little) - while I like the bangs too (instead of a top knot), right now Perry has a few pieces on the side/ below one of his eyes that just sticks up and needs to grow out a bit more to lie right.
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I like the look of shorter ears for the Havanese puppy cut and I do have the eye hair cut short. My usual spiel to the groomer is: column legs - not shaved, leave tail alone, not too short around the chin, leave eyelashes alone, short ears, and very short around the eyes. Our groomer posts a picture of every dog she grooms on her fb page and I would say that I do not care for almost any of the cuts but my dog always looks fabulous and I think that is because the groomer responds to what the client requests. Other people are either not asking for the right thing or they actually prefer a full shaved look. This is one of Ruby's pictures at the groomer's.
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Ruby is adorable!���� I just love her coloring. I'm trying to grow Rudy's hair out around the eyes hoping that it will help with his tear staining. I'm hoping when it gets long enough, the hair will lay down and blend in with his muzzle hair. I'm also growing out the hair above his eyes. I think the next time I ask for his bangs trimmed, I'm going to actually show her the very little section above the bridge of his nose To be trimmed. Here is a picture of Rudy now.
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