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First haircut?

So when did you first trim your pup? Lily is 4 1/2 mo and those bangs are just a sight for sore eyes. Ha.and there are eyes under there somewhere. They are driving me nuts ,I tried a little pony tail on top but they just fall out of it. I thought I'd let them grow out. Do those little hairs above their eyes grow long enough or do you need to trim them? And her hair over here paws could use a trim. She is so skiddish; getting better w training. But I'm afraid taking her to a groomer now would traumatize her unless I could just stay while they trim the parts that need it? Any advice is much appreciated for this little mop. ?
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If you have any intention of bringing her to a groomer in the future I would introduce her to one now. Molly's first grooming appointment was for a bath, sanitary trim, nails, and to neaten things up a bit with scissors. Do not let them cut the hair around the eyes or muzzle if you want to grow it out for a top knot. You have to put up with the awkward stage until it gets long enough to tie up. Lily is a cutie!



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If you have any intention of bringing her to a groomer in the future I would introduce her to one now. Molly's first grooming appointment was for a bath, sanitary trim, nails, and to neaten things up a bit with scissors. Do not let them cut the hair around the eyes or muzzle if you want to grow it out for a top knot. You have to put up with the awkward stage until it gets long enough to tie up. Lily is a cutie!
Oh thanks. Yeah I need to introduce her now, we are just getting to where she isn't so scared of others w training and treats. So I hate to leave her at groomer alone. But maybe I can stay first time and explain her issues? But definitely want to get her start going. I'll talk to my trainer wed about it. Molly has such a cute cut and looks so clean. Do you have her hair trimmed around her eyes? Pic hard to tell on my phone. I'm not set on having a top knot, I just figured that would be easier?
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Oh thanks. Yeah I need to introduce her now, we are just getting to where she isn't so scared of others w training and treats. So I hate to leave her at groomer alone. But maybe I can stay first time and explain her issues? But definitely want to get her start going. I'll talk to my trainer wed about it. Molly has such a cute cut and looks so clean. Do you have her hair trimmed around her eyes? Pic hard to tell on my phone. I'm not set on having a top knot, I just figured that would be easier?
I will ONLY use a groomer that lets me stay with my dogs the whole time. I have had several lovely groomers who let me stay, and now I use someone who comes to my house. She trims Pixel as needed and also comes a couple of times a week to comb out the other two when I'm away.


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I do have the hair trimmed around Molly's eyes. She kind of blends it in from above the eyes to the top of her head. If they just trim above the eyes it sometimes looks like a visor, which I didn't like. Here is a picture that you might be able to see what I am talking about.
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Very pretty! I like it alot!
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Just be aware that if you DO have the hair trimmed around her eyes, you're kind of stuck with it, unless you want to go through a long, "painful" (for you ) grow-up period.

If you want to do a pony, it's not a "try it once" sort of thing. You have to be willing to put it back in as many times a day as you need to until the puppy gets used to the feeling and leaves it alone.

And as far as feet are concerned, they need to be trimmed regularly, whether you have the dog in puppy cut or a show coat. "slipper feet" (feet where hair covers the pads) is very dangerous, because it causes them to slip. They can also get painful mats between their toes that are very difficult to get out. I trim nails weekly (or every bath... sometimes that slide to 10 days) and trim paws every other bath.
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Just tried to post here twice and failed. Will try one more time, skipping all I wrote and just putting the photos showing top knot (from groomer; I no longer attempt) and clip (easy)! Good luck! (I agree with what Molly and Karen wrote!)
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I do have the hair trimmed around Molly's eyes. She kind of blends it in from above the eyes to the top of her head. If they just trim above the eyes it sometimes looks like a visor, which I didn't like. Here is a picture that you might be able to see what I am talking about.
I really need to show the groomer this picture - the last time she did bangs (the visor) on Perry and while I didn't hate it, I really like this picture better! Is it called blended or does anyone know what a trained groomer would call it (so I could use the proper terminology when asking the groomer to do it)
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