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Poor Oliver! I took him to the groomer today. He neeed a trim. I did not say chop all of his hair off!!! He came back naked. I feel so bad. I almost started crying in the shop.

I'm hoping someone on SM is from Long Island and loves their groomer. If so, please inform me. I am beside myself right now.
 

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That was my reason for grooming Peanut myself. At first it was so hard to do-it takes a long time. He didn't look that great either, but he and I both learned about grooming together. If you have the time/patience to do it, it's become a quiet bonding time for me and Peanut. You also have to be able to forgive yourself when their hair doesn't look like what you had wanted it to.
 

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I have been thinking about grooming Ruby Jean myself also --we have a mobile groomer and the first time I wasn't so happy with it-but then I figured it was her (Ruby's) first time and to give the groomer a break--I'll try one more time and if I don't like the cut again then definitely I will start learning myself. She is such a baby about EVERYTHING....I don't know if I should shelter her like I do-or if I should just be patient and let her get use to things--we signed her up for puppy obedience-she starts March 7-I have no idea how she's gonna do...she just trembles everytime I take her to Petsmart with me. She LOVES going bye-bye but when we get out of the car to go somewhere she totally trembles and shakes....... poor baby.
I feel like she's not really enjoying it.
 

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awww ruby jean that is sad!

I don't "groom" Brit myself, but I do do her hair myself. I bathe her, cut her (only trim so far, she is in full coat), and do her topknots myself.

When I take her to the groomer all they do is shampoo her and dry her, they do not get scissors near her, and then do her anal glands, ear hairs, and toenails/feetpads. It makes it easier because I know exactly what to expect, plus bath time is quick because I don't do any of the extra stuff.
 

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Originally posted by RubyJeansmom@Feb 19 2005, 05:21 PM
I have been thinking about grooming Ruby Jean myself also --we have a mobile groomer and the first time I wasn't so happy with it-but then I figured it was her  (Ruby's) first time and to give the groomer a break--I'll try one more time and if I don't like the cut again then definitely I will start learning myself. She is such a baby about EVERYTHING....I don't know if I should shelter her like I do-or if I should just be patient and let her get use to things--we signed her up for puppy obedience-she starts March 7-I have no idea how she's gonna do...she just trembles everytime I take her to Petsmart with me. She LOVES going bye-bye but when we get out of the car to go somewhere she totally trembles and shakes....... poor baby. 
  I feel like she's not really enjoying it.
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It sounds like Ruby is very scared. You should not shelter her so much. I made that mistake too. Peanut is a total wuss in some situations, but we're working on it. Let her explore different things and learn that she is still safe even when other people are around. Don't get me wrong, still watch her like a hawk, but let her meet friendly people and friendly dogs to help her feel safe around others. The puppy class should be a good experience. She'll probably be so afraid but keep it light and keep on encouraging her!
 

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Originally posted by olliesmom@Feb 19 2005, 01:16 PM
Poor Oliver!  I took him to the groomer today.  He neeed a trim.  I did not say chop all of his hair off!!!  He came back naked.  I feel so bad.  I almost started crying in the shop.  

I'm hoping someone on SM is from Long Island and loves their groomer.  If so, please inform me.  I am beside myself right now. 
 

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i feel your pain this has happened to me a few times with Maxi and it P*sses me off
i live in lower westchester county i bring him now to the vet he has a groomer who is also a behavorial specialist and he does a great job with maxi i mean you really have to specify what you want i have learned because these groomers just do whatever they want there is another women who is incredible but she is hard to get an appt with she is located in scarsdale its called charm studio on brook street and she knows her stuff anyway good luck and thank god hair grows thats what i had to tell myself the last time because i was fit to be tied when this other groomer shaved maxi in the
freaking winter time can you imagine i said trim
i almost flipped my lid...
 

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Originally posted by littlepeanut+Feb 19 2005, 05:14 PM-->
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@Feb 19 2005, 05:21 PM
I have been thinking about grooming Ruby Jean myself also --we have a mobile groomer and the first time I wasn't so happy with it-but then I figured it was her  (Ruby's) first time and to give the groomer a break--I'll try one more time and if I don't like the cut again then definitely I will start learning myself. She is such a baby about EVERYTHING....I don't know if I should shelter her like I do-or if I should just be patient and let her get use to things--we signed her up for puppy obedience-she starts March 7-I have no idea how she's gonna do...she just trembles everytime I take her to Petsmart with me. She LOVES going bye-bye but when we get out of the car to go somewhere she totally trembles and shakes....... poor baby. 
  I feel like she's not really enjoying it.
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It sounds like Ruby is very scared. You should not shelter her so much. I made that mistake too. Peanut is a total wuss in some situations, but we're working on it. Let her explore different things and learn that she is still safe even when other people are around. Don't get me wrong, still watch her like a hawk, but let her meet friendly people and friendly dogs to help her feel safe around others. The puppy class should be a good experience. She'll probably be so afraid but keep it light and keep on encouraging her!

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Little Peanut-I know your right-I try not to shelter or so much ~ she's only 3.7 lbs at 6 months so shes tiny and that is why I do it I guess....(not to mention shes the love of my life
) I'm going to try harder--shes such a good sweet puppy-I think the dog obedience class will be good for her too-I hope she can make some friends
right now she only plays with cats! She goes in Monday for her spay, microchip and have her baby teeth pulled and I'm freaking out about it--my vet wouldn't let me bring her home that day but he did say he would take her home so she wouldn't be in the vets office by herself. (He also has a maltese).
 

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Believe me...I know how hard it is not to shelter them especially when they are so small!!! I can't help it either, I am just so in love with Peanut!
I just didn't want you and Ruby to end up with the problems I have with Peanut that were caused by me sheltering him too much. He's getting better about it, but it's a slow process and I didn't want you to make my mistakes and then have to correct the problem one day. It's easier for the dogs to never learn the bad habits than it is to try to retrain them!


The class should be a great experience for Ruby and I'm sure once she gets used to it, she'll look forward to going!! :D Good luck
 

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Oh, I forgot


Good luck with the spay, teeth and micro chip. It's good that the vet will be taking her home with him. She'll be fine!!!
Peanut's going in for a dental and to pull his baby teeth on Wednesday.
 

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Good luck at the vet. I am sure everything will be just fine.
Let us know how everything goes. It sounds as though you have a wonderful vet.
 
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