One of the less desirable Cockapoo characteristics is because they need grooming about every 6 weeks. At $65 -$75 dollars a puppy, taking our two Cockapoo puppies to your groomer is simply too costly. It would cost $565 – $650 12 months, with respect to the form of groomer (mobile dog groomer or at groomer’s workplace).
So we bought a nail clipper as well as an electric trimmer kit containing scissors along with a DVD showing a groomer for action. Then came the difficult part – with these!
Prince Alvin, the Do It Yourself Dog Groomer’s Dream
At 7 months, Alvin is (sometimes) calm AND he’s been groomed twice by a professional. After a thorough brushing, we set him on a bench at the right level for grooming. As long as I hold his head, he’s lulled in to a trance from the sound with the clippers.
Alvin can be a Bichon Frise/Cockapoo mix and appears the very best when he’s groomed with a modified poodle cut.
Sir Simon, the Do It Yourself Dog Groomer’s Nightmare
Simon, a 14-week-old, may look cute, but he’s a little monster. Grooming him is not easy. Besides that he has a quick attention span, the only way we are able to utilize trimmer is if someone is feeding him treats on the same time.
The real bad news is always that after a recent grooming session he ate a lot of treats combined in having a few hair balls and barfed them up one hour later. He also has 2 bare patches when he moved unexpectedly. He’s best for about 2 – 5 minutes; then, he loses focus and starts moving.
The good news – over the last three times we’ve groomed him, we found a puppy underneath all that hair. And he should associate grooming and also the treats. Eventually, his grooming can get easier.
Right now, we groom Simon fairly short around. Also, with both dogs, we take notice of the hair around the eyes. The dogs be interested in, and short eye hair minimizes Simon’s tear stains. Be careful to angle the scissors flat in front of the eyes.
Do IT Yourself Dog Grooming Tips
It’s obvious to see the reasons you don’t want to groom your pet on your own, especially if you use a Simon-like dog. But is really a plan that might do the job. Try these grooming your dog tips:
1. Get a set of clippers, scissors, brush, as well as a nail trimmer. Some grooming your dog packages come with a DVD showing you ways to groom. A must-do: Watch the grooming your dog DVD!
2. Get your dog groomed professionally at least one time. Take pictures so you understand what he’s supposed to look like.
3. Once you’re ready clip your puppy the very first time, find someone to help you. He/she hold your pet’s head so that you can clip.
4. Have plenty of treats and also have your assistant feed your dog treats if he isn’t cooperating.
5. Clip to put it briefly increments of energy – no more than a few momemts. Stop when he moves an excessive amount of or starts biting.
6. Clip his nails once you have clipped his hair/fur. Be careful the amount you clip. If you clip the “quick,” your pet will bleed. Check out remedies online before you run into this case. It’s a good idea to clip somewhat at a time in order to avoid cutting the “quick.”
Best of luck together with your do it yourself dog grooming!