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Old 11-30-2012, 02:26 PM
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the thing about grooming is practice makes perfect and don't be afraid... hair grows... if you screw it up don't worry... it grows back and you can try again
This is my problem, I have the DVD's and another tutorial but I am so afraid to try it. Brady's feet right now look like he is wearing slippers, and I have gone over how to do feet so many times, I am just chicken.
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This is my problem, I have the DVD's and another tutorial but I am so afraid to try it. Brady's feet right now look like he is wearing slippers, and I have gone over how to do feet so many times, I am just chicken.

if you don't have a grooming table... get one... it really does make this whole process a lot easier... the dog stays put and you are at eye level... I honestly find that grooming my natalie is much harder than the goldens simply because she is to big for the table and if they are not on the table ... they walk off, they turn around etc etc and trimming a moving target is just a pain.... so get a table... I have been known to put a dog on the tailgate of our pick up as well... so that would work having them up makes it easier... I can't stress that enough...

hair grows... chop off whats underneath his feet ... just chop that right off... then go for it.... chop off the slipper part and use the thinning shears... they are alot more forgiving... until you get the hang of it but it will grow... the worst that will happen is that you will have cut marks or take to much off but practice makes perfect... and you will learn...to bad you aren't closer I have three goldens in need of a trim and a flat coat that resembles a Yak right now and you could practice on them
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I think I remember hearing that Mr. Strickland recently retired due to health problems. I could be wrong, but I think that's what I heard.
Erik retired from professional handling--but because he started a family and did not want to spend so much time on the road. He went out with the top Golden in the USA. He did have an illness a while back that put his seminars on hold, but as I understand it he is starting up again. My club has him booked for the spring, so I hope so!!
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I'm going to display my ignorance by asking how high the grooming table is and how you get a 65 lb. Golden up there. I've been trying to groom Zoe with her standing on the floor and it's just not that easy unless someone's available to hold her still and even then it's hard to see what you're doing.
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I either lift them .... or they have learned to put their front feet up and then I just boost their butts... You can buy grooming tables for about a hundred bucks sometimes less at various places... I jsut bought mine its probably a meter or so off the ground... it has an arm with a noose attached to hold said golden on the table... it really does make your life alot easier and is a great investment anyway for nail trims. pulling ticks or check wounds... it is something you will never regret having ... most fold up so they can be put away....
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"See the Difference" grooming dvd by Deb Oster is also good.
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