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Grooming supplies and ...?

15 days until we bring our puppy home and I think I am almost ready. I have the food, treats, exercise pen, stainless steel dishes, an assortment of toys, a crate, a sherpa plane carrier bag for the trip home from the breeder, a few new washcloths and towels, and a strip of bells for housebreaking. The only thing I can think of that I need are grooming tools, shampoo and conditioner. I saw a Kong brush online and a video that showed dogs even enjoying being brushed during their bath. Has anyone tried this? If not, what brush and comb do you recommend? Also, do you use regular nail clippers or get special canine clippers?
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Hi, Iris, I'll run down what I use. I groom three dogs, Gracie in my avatar is in full coat, Angie a Hava-Shih rescue in a lamb cut and my DD's curly Hav in a puppy coat. I am self-taught, primarily from a book published by a Canadian dog group specifically on the Havanese. And my dogs are very forgiving, lol. Here's my list:

Chris Christensen wood pin brush
Stainless steel greyhound comb and also a face comb (stainless steel)
Pair of Christensen curved scissors
Pair of blunt-tipped scissors (for working around the eyes)
Pair of thinning shears
Small electric clippers (for removing hair between pads of feet)
Cornstarch for loosening mats
Dog nail clippers, guillotine style (not human nail clippers)
Stepic powder (for clotting blood if I cut into the quick)
Regular clippers (not needed if you maintain a full coat)
Christensen's Ice on Ice grooming spray
Biogroom shampoo
Coat Handler conditioner

I've gotten into this big time as I asked and received for Christmas a grooming table and a CC real dog dryer. I can now bathe and dry all three dogs in 90 minutes. Some folks may not enjoy this but I do. I was the kind of mom who loved to fix my DD's hair every morning and could do all different kinds of braids. Now that they are both grown, I have my dogs to mess around with.

I also wanted to mention that if your pup has black nails you might want to get nail clippers that have a quick indicator. You can find them online.

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P.S. Your puppy is adorable!

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And don't forget some reading. Before You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar http://www.siriuspup.com/pdfs/before_puppy_sirius.pdf

After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/AF...ur%20Puppy.pdf

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Hi, Iris, I'll run down what I use. I groom three dogs, Gracie in my avatar is in full coat, Angie a Hava-Shih rescue in a lamb cut and my DD's curly Hav in a puppy coat. I am self-taught, primarily from a book published by a Canadian dog group specifically on the Havanese. And my dogs are very forgiving, lol. Here's my list:

Chris Christensen wood pin brush
Stainless steel greyhound comb and also a face comb (stainless steel)
Pair of Christensen curved scissors
Pair of blunt-tipped scissors (for working around the eyes)
Pair of thinning shears
Small electric clippers (for removing hair between pads of feet)
Cornstarch for loosening mats
Dog nail clippers, guillotine style (not human nail clippers)
Stepic powder (for clotting blood if I cut into the quick)
Regular clippers (not needed if you maintain a full coat)
Christensen's Ice on Ice grooming spray
Biogroom shampoo
Coat Handler conditioner

I've gotten into this big time as I asked and received for Christmas a grooming table and a CC real dog dryer. I can now bathe and dry all three dogs in 90 minutes. Some folks may not enjoy this but I do. I was the kind of mom who loved to fix my DD's hair every morning and could do all different kinds of braids. Now that they are both grown, I have my dogs to mess around with.

I also wanted to mention that if your pup has black nails you might want to get nail clippers that have a quick indicator. You can find them online.
Do you remember name of the book, would love to have a good one on grooming and also would like to know which dryer and table you got that you like...I am going to start doing my sisters dogs...and mine of course. Thanks!!

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http://www.havanesefanciers.com/nosetotailbook/

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My must have grooming tools when I am sitting down and I happen to find a tangle on one of the boys: cc comb, fine comb, sharp small scissors, grooming mist spray and I am set for a good comb out.



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As for a grooming table... The top of a washer or dryer has never failed me.



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Hi Sally!!! Thank you!!! hugs to Pennie and Comet and ((Oliver xoxo)).

Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.”

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I just ordered it! Hope it helps..lol..

Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.”

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