|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Sun Apr 22, '12 1:34pm PST |
|As a groomer of over 40 years, I have NEVER seen anyone shave from the anus to the penis and call it a sanitary groom... new one on me!! And, what Frankie is describing sounds like it was shaved WAY, WAY too short.
We trim around the rectum with scissors, and also trim the hair around the tip of the penis, again with scissors and not to the skin... that is guaranteed to get a dog licking and ending up with razor burn/hot spots, IMO.
Also, if the tip of the penis is shaved too close, urine will end up on their bellies. We always leave a 1/2 to 3/4 inch length of hair to "wick it" away. (I don't know if I can say this here, suffice it to say we leave some hair as a wick. You can guess what it's called!)
Frankie, just read your last post. Frankly, (sorry, couldn't resist using that word, LOL), Petco and those chains get groomers right out of school, hopefully, they've been to school! As soon as they get some experience, they leave to go on their own. I would search out someone who breeds groomed breeds and shows them and has been grooming for more than a few years... they are much more likely to understand what you are trying to achieve and make sure you end up with it. They are probably going to cost less as well without the major overhead of a chain store.
Edited by author Sun Apr 22, '12 1:39pm PST