RV.Net Open Roads Forum: RV Pet Stop: Potsie's Groom

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RV Pet Stop

Open Roads Forum  >  RV Pet Stop

 > Potsie's Groom

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
xteacher

Newnan, GA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/30/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 09:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I clipped Potsie today, poor guy. He looks as if he's saying, "Look, I did NOT ask to be born a poodle, really, I didn't! Why do I need all this shaving and trimming every month anyway??"

Potsie's please help me look! Taken when almost finished clipping him today


Potsie giving me the stink eye after I finished clipping him today



Beth and Joe
3 Grown, Non-camping children
1 Future Camper - Granddaughter Alice (born 6/25/14 )
2 Camping Rescue Pups: Maddie (malti-poo/westie?) and Sunny (toy poodle)

2014 Starcraft AR-ONE 14RB
2010 Nissan Pathfinder

vladen

Louisiana

Senior Member

Joined: 09/11/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 09:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You know that poodle looks exactly like my poodle.


Vlad's busy workings

All hope is gone



xteacher

Newnan, GA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/30/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 09:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope your poodle's ears look better than Potsie's do! Poor guy - my boxer puppy keeps yanking hair out of Potsie's ears when they play. Poor Potsie won't have any hair left if this keeps up!

NW22

Edmonton

Full Member

Joined: 04/26/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 09:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cute dog; you also did a great job of clipping/grooming!
Very nice pictures indeed.

vladen

Louisiana

Senior Member

Joined: 09/11/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 09:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Iteachmiddleschool wrote:

I hope your poodle's ears look better than Potsie's do! Poor guy - my boxer puppy keeps yanking hair out of Potsie's ears when they play. Poor Potsie won't have any hair left if this keeps up!


He's doing you a favor, poodle ear hair is out of control most of the time and you have to pluck it out of the inside of their ears and they arnt partial to that either.

vladen

Louisiana

Senior Member

Joined: 09/11/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 09:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice job by the way . If I could just get mine dogs feet that way.

AZPops

Wherever the Job takes us...

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2006

View Profile



Posted: 02/25/12 02:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty good job, but I think Potsie would look good with a Mohawk! ...


Anonymous

xteacher

Newnan, GA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/30/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 10:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the compliments! I decided to start grooming Potsie to save money. At $50 a groom, my main clipper, an Andis, paid for itself after only 3 grooms! Potsie's not a show dog, so if he doesn't look perfect - oh well, it'll grow, right? I still haven't mastered the top knot and ears - sigh... BUT, I think I do a better job on Potsie's feet than any professional I've paid (probably b/c I'm a perfectionist, and it takes me awhile to get them this way, whereas a groomer doesn't have time to do this).

I have a separate, much smaller cordless clipper for his feet and his private areas that I got cheap - $30 - at Tractor Supply. I use a finishing blade on my Andis clipper to shave his body hair, b/c I'm too lazy to scissor all that hair! I only scissor the hair that the finishing blade can't get to properly. I have a medium sized Wahl clipper (got it for free from my MIL), with an adjustable blade, that I use on Potsie's face.

To learn, I looked at pictures and tried to copy them. I also belong to a poodle forum that has several groomers as members. They're nice about giving advice, even to us struggling home groomers.

xteacher

Newnan, GA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/30/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/24/12 10:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

vladen wrote:

Iteachmiddleschool wrote:

I hope your poodle's ears look better than Potsie's do! Poor guy - my boxer puppy keeps yanking hair out of Potsie's ears when they play. Poor Potsie won't have any hair left if this keeps up!


He's doing you a favor, poodle ear hair is out of control most of the time and you have to pluck it out of the inside of their ears and they arnt partial to that either.


Luckily, Potsie doesn't grow much hair down inside his ears (thank goodness; when I used to groom my MIL's cockapoo, she had a lot of ear hair - ugh!), and I don't have to pluck them very often. I also shave out the part of the ear on the lower edge where it connects to the head. You can't see it when the ears lay down, and it keeps the ears fairly hair free.

agatethompson

3333 Lee Parkway, Suite 600

New Member

Joined: 02/16/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/25/12 12:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, It is really very nice job.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  RV Pet Stop

 > Potsie's Groom
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RV Pet Stop


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS