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Old 02-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Grooming tricks

I thought I would start a tread to share the best trade secrets of grooming - as I have come across one.

I enjoy grooming Cora, think it makes us get closer. however, sometimes, usually when I rim his nails, he pulls his paws, moves suddenly, which makes me nervous, which in turn makes him nervous. Sometimes I let him go without finishing what I started.

Today was different. I just finished giving him a shorter cut. and he was standing and keeping still for about 45 minutes! This is so unheard of. I didn't even use the grooming arm.

My secret: Wobbly table. He worked on balancing himself, especially when he is on three feet, and did not budge.

So happy with the results. Here is a picture of him after the cut. Happy and filled with treats
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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another trick, which probably is not a secret: when he has a mat close to skin and has to be cut, I slide my comb under the mat and cut on the top, in order to not accidently cut into the skin.
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Found a nice link to clipping. It is not a Hav being trimmed so you will have to adjust the grooming when it comes to the head grooming.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Is that by chance an Ikea table? I have the same one in black. I use it for my laptop..lol


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Is that by chance an Ikea table? I have the same one in black. I use it for my laptop..lol


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Yes, it is! Yours for $25.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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Found a nice link to clipping. It is not a Hav being trimmed so you will have to adjust the grooming when it comes to the head grooming. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiKMSuR5Grg
such a coincidence. this is the exact video I watched for inspiration, before I start grooming Cora yesterday. I gave him a straight jaw too.
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Yes, it is! Yours for $25.
Well I got mine at a yard sale for $5.. But I saw them at Ikea.. I love Ikea! Lol.. Good job on the grooming! My boy is too big for that table. Smart of you to think to use it for grooming table too! I actually had to buy a real grooming table for him.


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Found a nice link to clipping. It is not a Hav being trimmed so you will have to adjust the grooming when it comes to the head grooming. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiKMSuR5Grg
what a great video. thanks so much for sharing. I will have to try the "hold one foot while grooming the other" tip. also, I can see now how thinning scissors are of benefit.
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