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Old May 3rd, 2004, 09:43 AM
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Looking for a groomer

I have two cocker spaniels and looking for a decently priced groomer. I've been paying around $45 per dog but looking for something more affordable.

If you know any please let me know...They need a hair cut badly.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 10:28 AM
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 06:32 PM
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Cocker grooming

Not to appear to be a smarty pants but(no pun intended) for the price of somewhere between 1-3 cocker cuts you could buy a pair of electric clippers and do it yourself. Admittedly it might take a time or two or ten to get proficient and be able to recognize them as cockers again,but it is a choice.
I have a 6 pound toy poodle who is approaching 15 years of age. In our younger days and when I was single and a bit poorer I bought a pair of clippers and a book on poodle grooming. I never got really good at it but the poodle didn't mind her funny clips and after I got married and my wife hid my clippers-threw out the book and she started taking the poodle to the poodle parlor. Poodle does look better I have to admit.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 08:23 PM
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I just clip my dog with sicsors. They are professional people hair clippers, but I use my fingers to measure. My dog comes out with a pretty half decent clip (picture below.) Dog cuts are expensive, so you might want to try it yourself.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 11:31 PM
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Hi everyone...sorry for my late intro.
I am new to the board and wanting to share my two wonderful companions...
2year old English Cocker Spaniel, "Charlie" and 1yr old American Cocker Spaniel "Munc"

Like someone suggested, i've tried to trim their hair on my own with clippers and...let's just say it didn't go too well. 6hours of work in total I could handle, but I ended up cutting Munc and got sooo scared. Besides, they look like homeless dog with my hair cut.

So if anyone know a godd and cheap groomer, let me know.
I am in Yonge and Eglinton area but I'll travle anywhere in GTA.

Thanks in advance.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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Old May 6th, 2004, 11:52 AM
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Sometimes scissoring is a better way to cut than the shears. We have both and I like the scissors the best. They're hair doesn't seem as coarse when you're done. JMO
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Old May 6th, 2004, 12:02 PM
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You may also want to look into investing in a set of good quality clippers for your dogs and learn to groom them yourself. I used to do this for my grandmother with her Schnauzer. I had years of experience in clipping horses before this so it was an easy transition for me. I read a couple of articles that suggested the proper clipping lines for the dog and went from there. Quality clippers and attachments, including guides for clipping lengths, may run you a couple of hundred dollars but it is a one time investment (except for replacement blades which will have to be purchased from time to time and lubricants for the blades). When you think about it though, since you have two dogs, these items will pay for themselves in a couple of groomings.

I know not everyone wants to groom their own dogs but for those who are willing to have a silly haircut for the first few practice runs , it is a definite savings. You will also get much better at it as time goes on!!

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