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View Poll Results: Do you groom your dog yourself or have the dog groomer do it?
I only groom my dog myself. 36 63.16%
I take to dog groomer only. 3 5.26%
I take to dog groomer mostly, groom on occasions. 2 3.51%
I mostly groom my dog myself, but on occasions take to dog groomer. 13 22.81%
Other 3 5.26%
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Do you take to Dog Groomer or do yourself?

Do you groom your dogs yourself or take to the dog groomer?

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Somewhere in between - we take our dog to a grooming facility that has the "do it yourself" option. They have a great raised tub, they provide towels and brush and blower to dry. It is a flat rate for 20 minutes. Molly hates a bath so we are out of there very quickly, never stay for the 20 minutes.
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I voted "other". I'm a groomer, so...

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I voted "other". I'm a groomer, so...
Me too that is why i am so interested! I only knew of one other dog groomer on here, good to know we got a group going!
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I'd take her to the groomers to have just her nails done if I could. But, it's too timely and expensive so I just suck it up and do it myself.


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I groom my Lab myself. My GSD occasionally go to the groomer for a blow out. My new terrier goes to the groomer every 8 weeks. Cause terrier.
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I did my Shih Tzu all but three times in her life. Bathing is easy, nails were meh, but a good pair of clippers were a must and made all the clipping easy.
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My poodle goes to a groomer every 7 weeks, I can't clip her as nicely as her groomer does so it's worth the money.

Delgado I found a great DIY place, they provide the facility, shampoo, towels, brushes, blower, etc for a flat rate of $10 for 30 minutes. The best part - you leave them the mess, I felt awful but she shooed me out and said it was all part of the deal!

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I wait for a hot, super hot summer day. I put on a swim suit, haul up a bucket or too of warm water, and lather up the dog. Rinse, release dog to the roll in the grass, towel off, and done.
Sounds easy, not. Never had a dog that liked it.
All my dogs have loved brushing though, until old age makes things miserable, and then I leave things be.
Used a rake for my e german shedders, piles and piles of fur to found in them. Birds love it. I put it out in wire cages and it gets upcycled into bird nests and keeps nestlings warm.
Sonic (streetdog bc-mix) has a double coat too, but thus far has not delivered on the fluff. And he smells nice, so a bath is not in his near future.

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I do all bathing and grooming for my guys. I enjoy brushing and washing them. Not all at once! They are good for baths so I usually take them to a shop or wash them in driveway with a hose on warm days

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