Yes! We were baffled. No idea why she did that. Especially when she left some long hair hanging down.
It seems the groomer was planning some sort of fancy cut and then realized it was the wrong breed? That shaved part looks to be intentionally and perfectly done! 🙂 Our groomer never makes a grooming appointment until having a meet and greet with the dogs owner. She can then determine the dogs temperament, coat condition and the owners expectations. There are no surprises. Haircutting is an art.
All I can say is that for any profession (including groomers), some finished at the top of the class and some finished at the bottom. I can find no other explanation for this, and for some groomers (and other professionals) no amount of communication is going to help. There is something amiss between the ears,
Julian, I also did the same for my dearly departed Daisy, except nail trims and ‘shaving between the paws’. I haven’t heard of that before! Is that for only certain breeds?I have no scary stories to share. . Bugsy had one puppy cut when he was neutered 14 years ago. It was a nice puppy cut and well executed. It’s just that I hated it! He never had another haircut since. I do all the washing, brushing, combing, drying, nail trimming and shaving between the paws. He is truly a wash and wear dog!
i shave inside the paw pads so That Bugsy doesn’t slip when he walks. You know how the hair grows inside the little paws? It’s easier for me to use the clippers than anything else. Probably the ease comes from shaving poodle feet for the last 16 years. LolJulian, I also did the same for my dearly departed Daisy, except nail trims and ‘shaving between the paws’. I haven’t heard of that before! Is that for only certain breeds?
Ah ok, got you! Gosh, I never even thought of it but makes perfect sense now that you’ve clued me in!i shave inside the paw pads so That Bugsy doesn’t slip when he walks. You know how the hair grows inside the little paws? It’s easier for me to use the clippers than anything else. Probably the ease comes from shaving poodle feet for the last 16 years. Lol
I wish Mia liked having her paw pads shaved but she hates it. However, she stands like a statue and does not mind at all when I do them with scissors. So I just do them more frequently with scissors.i shave inside the paw pads so That Bugsy doesn’t slip when he walks. You know how the hair grows inside the little paws? It’s easier for me to use the clippers than anything else. Probably the ease comes from shaving poodle feet for the last 16 years. Lol
Oh goodness, I’m having a good laugh and memory at the ‘statue’ pose. That’s what my Daisy used to do when I bathed her. I knew she had a love/hate thing with it where she loved all the massaging and gentle care but didn’t like to be all wet. Also remembering that she wouldn’t do the wet dog shake when I pulled the shower liner closed (to avoid getting soaked). She‘d stop and look at me like, ”No! If I must get wet then you must as well.” So as soon as she was in the midst of the shake, I’d quickly pull the curtain closed and peek in til she was done. Oh how I miss her funny and crazy little self.I wish Mia liked having her paw pads shaved but she hates it. However, she stands like a statue and does not mind at all when I do them with scissors. So I just do them more frequently with scissors.
I have VERY good friends that live in Brussels. She is an emergency room doctor at one of the hospitals there. She is fluent in (get this!) five languages and can get by in another two!Actually from BELGIUM, sort of close to Germany, but not the same country and we don't do potato salad, we do FRITES. Which are French fries, but we eat them with - get this - mayonnaise. Try it, you'll love it. Not any old mayonnaise - i.e. not Miracle Whip - but mayonnaise made with olive oil. To die for. You'll give up ketchup forever.
There doesn't seem to be any infection - she has been checked by the vet and all is okay - she just won't let me touch them. What's up with that? And how do I get her over it?
What I do when 3-year-old Patti gives me problems when I want to look at something on her body is .... I put her on the grooming table, put the loop around her neck, Daddy comes in and holds her head, and feeds her tiny favorite treats while I'm researching what I want to look at. Her heads in the loop, she can't move much with him holding her and Patti can't decide if she should be worried about me or getting the treats out of daddy's hand.Before my Havanese I had 2 Schapendoes (Dutch sheepdog, long hair, about the size of a Tibetan Terrier) and 1 Coton du Tulear. I kept them all in full coat (a bit of trimming so it didn't drag on the ground) and each went to the groomer once a month, I was always there, and figure I have watched, up close, long haired dogs being groomed at least 500 times (and paid about 25,000 dollars over the years). With my Havanese, I decided to do it myself from the outset. She is now almost 11 months. I brush her every day, and so far have bathed her once a month, but think I will start doing it every two weeks. I bought a grooming table, razor, etc. and am really pleased with the result so far. I haven't tried doing her nails yet, but she's a city dog and they don't get too long. She puts up with everything, except if I go any where near her ears and then she goes nuts. Even if I am not grooming her and try to put my finger in her ear, she goes nuts. I have tried distracting her with treats, but she still moves so much there is no way I can do inside her ears. And there are knots on the inside flaps, which she simply will not allow me to brush out - let alone trying to remove the ear hair. Has anyone had a similar problem and found a solution?
It's funny that tail and ears have been mentioned as the difficult part for some dogs - as they're the two easiest places for Perry. He does not mind at all if I comb his ears - so I alternate between his ears and his face because he HATES his face being combed (though he's gotten better since, after switching to Honest Kitchen I have to comb his bear/ face a LOT more than before!). He doesn't love his tail being combed but doesn't give me too much trouble.When I'm petting her I touch, smooth, and play with that area, as well as, the rest of her body and she doesn't notice. When I brush and comb her I work a long time on her body and then slyly comb her tail. In that situation Patti doesn't seem to notice unless I continue for a long time or call her attention to it.