Grooming Suggestions

by Kevin Panting
(Springfield IL, USA)

As many of you know we are a 2 Schnauzer family, a male salt and pepper, Buddy, and a black female, Maddie. The question I have involves personally grooming my guys. No sad story here, just economics. They have a groomer, I just can't afford her right now. I have purchased a good name-brand pet grooming clipper. I just don't know where to begin with their grooming.

Is there a good video or other tutorial out there somewhere that can teach me how to give the guys a haircut and pedicure? Poor Maddie has eyebrows that would make Mr. Spock jealous. And Buddy's beard would make a good Santa mask. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Feb 10, 2015
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Kevin .. Grooming...
by: Michele ( Benji, Rebel & Rambo

Kevin .. go to Your Pictures as I'm posting information on how to Groom Your Two Schnauzers.. I've posted some info for you … I have photos of when I groomed my dogs.. Rebel & Benji and what they look like when I'd finished.. Hope this helps.. Michele

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Grooming
by: Linda

Like you I didn't want to pay a fortune for grooming so I got clippers and watched you tube for hints and tips and once you start it's easy , good luck with the grooming

Feb 09, 2015
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Grooming Buddy & Maddie
by: Michele ( Benji, Rebel & Rambo

Hi there Kevin… Yes Linda & Max have suggested me. I am not a professional Groomer but have practiced and persevered ..and do do my guys myself.. If you email me at …

michele.lawrence@ymail.com

with your address I'll make you a DVD of how I do my boys and also enclose photos of how they should look after.. and details of where to start and finnish.. the most difficult part is getting their legs right, and not using the scissors and cutting too short.. the Clippers you use to do their head, chest and ears, but gently as ear flaps very easily bleed. I've caught their ear flaps but it's not serious and looks worse than it actually is..Eyebrows are not easy to do, but practice makes perfect.. I also use my Dog Clippers on their coats, but always the way the hair grows.. with the grain..
Don't worry, about contacting me by email with your address as I have schnauzer friends in the USA and keep in touch with them…Maybe you can attach a photo of Buddy and Maddie in your email to me.. Look fwd to that..

Feb 09, 2015
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sorry, can't help
by: Linda and Max

sorry, can't help, we send Max to the groomer's.
One of our regular readers Michele does her three boys and knows a lot about grooming, hope she reads this and replies.
Good luck.

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