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Sambone

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THAT had to be PRICELESS.  I love to look at what they could do to a dog in the 1800's in the old art and photos.  While I think it would make for a slower day, sometimes it pays to just slow down.  I must admit. I have cordless batteries on charge...just in case.  The last time I did dogs ENTIRELY with scissors was when I was learning.  I had to learn to crawl before I was allowed to walk.  Good knowledge to have, thankful I don't HAVE to use it

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Cordless? what about washing without hoses and power to heat the water? and how about drying? no dryers, maybe a hand held fan.
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I get such a giggle when I hear some of the newer girls complain. Good lord! metal brushes were not even available, what was used was boars hair brushes and good old fashioned bone combs!

I dont think I could make it nowadays with those tools, but then again... one never knows especially when someone is 100% Irish and stubborn as all get up.ROFL


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I have to say that I was "trained" by a chain store. but luckily the 2 groomers there went to Nash...... So I was really trained by them (well trained stylists). I also have to say: Now I am a manager at a chain store and I am appalled at some of the "groomers" I see. No training! No Skill! And they dont care! They sometimes dont even blow dry the dog they will be grooming. (poodles turn out great curly and half wet right? pffftt)

The chain I work for idea of training is 2 weeks at a store with a manager thats been grooming for a few months. Then that manager just has the trainee "groom" a couple a dogs. A lhasa mix, a lab shave down and viola! Instant groomer. The exit test? Do 3 different haircuts on one dog. ( Cocker cut, then a schnauzer thrown in, then shave it down..... all on a MALTESE MIX)

Maybe mandatory certification/school, or licensing is a good idea.

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Epona, did you walk uphill to work, both directions,, with no shoes?  I'm JUST KIDDING!
We have a lot of "I'm just a self taught pet groomer" people around here, or those taking online courses and that's it.  It pisses me off to no end that I spend my hard earned money to go to trade shows and seminars, and these idiots get to work at vet facilities in town.  I'm sorry, but hiding behind a vet does not a groomer make.  One girl baked a yorkie not too long ago.  I am in the middle of podunk nowhere, and can not find a groomer I even WANT to work for, as none give a fig about anything but $$.  Any one want help? I'll drive! geez!
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It might be a long commute for you. But we sure could use some help here in northern california.
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About a a week of straight drive time.......hmmmm, startting to sound pretty good at this point! lol  I might be late now and then, due to cross country traffic! lol

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Oh Sami....
Maybe you and I should move 50 miles closer to each other.
We'd make a bad a$$ team.

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I'm ok with a couple minutes late here and there but I'm afraid you would be a couple days late
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I'm ok with a couple minutes late here and there but I'm afraid you would be a couple days late more times then not. Lol
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I have a hard enough time finding good bathers and dryers.I train them myself but some people can not get the knack of properly bathing , brushing or fluff drying a dog.I go through so many employees just to find one that is decent.That is just for simple bathing and drying I am working long hours but I just feel like good groomers are hard to come by.I  don't have the time or energy to train another groomer for the same problems you are having.There are days when my bather(she is a good bather) is very needy.She will ask all day,"what do you want me to do next?"The dogs are clearly marked with the times they go out.There are also times when I have to stop and get a dog out of a cage for her because it looks at her funny.I have to tell her what kind of shampoo to use on most of the dogs and I could go on and on.Even with that she is the best bather I have had in probably 10 yrs.I don't even want to think of babysitting another groomer working with sharp tools!I have the patience of Jobe with animals, people I am not so patient with.

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Momma Jonna, I think we should.  Maybe we can meet in the middle? How about Philly?  We would have to live together to afford the nice part of town

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