[/QUOTE]Originally posted by SylphidesMom@Dec 29 2004, 02:30 PM
Do you have some full body joggers for Maxi? Barkin' Dog Clothes will custom make them for you, and they are sooooo reasonably priced, a fraction of anywhere else on the web. http://www.barkindogclothes.com/Barkin' Dog Clothes Website
If you email the owner and let her know this is urgent because he's just been shorn, she'll speed up your order and get you something quick. The fleece joggers are very warm. Sylphide loves hers. I put a flannel, cotton, or fleece outfit underneath, and a hooded fleece jogger on top when we go out. That way, Sylphide stays very warm in the NY weather, even though she's in a super short cut. Even when she's covered in snow from head to foot when we come in, I just pull off the top layer, and voila, all warm and dry.
PS I am in no way affiliated with this business--just a satisfied customer
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Mystify79@Dec 29 2004, 03:37 PM
I just got home with the boys and they look OK. I'm still not terribly pleased because they didn't cut any length at all, so I'll still be searching for a new groomer. They messed up Palbert's face a little bit.. I think they cut one area too short and then did the rest to compensate.At least they were cheap so I don't feel totally screwed. I do the day to day grooming on him myself, but I like to have a pro do the area around his feet, tummy and face.. I'm too nervous and shaky to do those myself. Well, the groomer search continues.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Dec 29 2004, 03:21 PM
I'm so sorry girl! That girl was rude! She doesn't need to be lecturing you. She was only acting that way because she's NOT good at grooming Maltese! So don't take it personally. If you're having such a hard time finding a groomer, maybe next time, call afew places to see if they're grooming a maltese anytime soon so you can go and watch. And, I always write out a detailed list of what I want and talk to the groomers about it. And remember, if they dont act nice to you or nice to your baby....RUN!hahah. Even if the cut was bad, No one can take Tuffy's perfect smile away!
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by SylphidesMom@Dec 29 2004, 03:43 PM
In this area several groomers give tranquilizers before grooming, which is NOT OK in my book. I found this out while researching groomers...
Always interrogate potential groomers with questions such as: do you tranquilize pets before grooming? How long with my baby be in a crate before grooming? (Some groomers take in a bunch of dogs at once when you might be assuming that yours is the only one scheduled--then, they sit in cages waiting for their turn, which might take hours). Another good question: How long will the session take (shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, if it takes more the babies are waiting in line)... Something else to look for is to figure out how they treat furbabies when no one else is looking.
Some groomers requiring drop-off, with no windows for you to see might be mistreating their clients when no-one is looking. This is why I prefer to take Sylphide to Petsmart rather than a smaller groomer--I interviewed a few and just didn't feel comfortable leaving her with them. At Petsmart everything is in open view for all to see -- and there are several other groomers there for checks and balances. I try to schedule her in at a very low volume, low traffic time so that she's in and out quickly. I don't think this is ideal, and I'm still looking to find that perfect groomer
I do all of her maintenance grooming myself, just take her in for a good cut once every few months.