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I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Test...Clipping

Here we are back to the test questions again.
I have so many true and false questions for clipping that it may take 2 or 3 Tuesday's to cover all of the questions.  :)

On to the test.

True or False:

~1) Every dog can be clipped.

~2) Clipping a dog with a clipper is the safest way to clip a dogs hair.

~3) You should only use clean, sharp blades to cut a dogs hair.

~4) It is best to start clipping a dog on the back of the neck, 2 to 3 inches below the occiput.

~5) Fine tooth blades are safer to use then skip-tooth blades.

~6) Skip-tooth blades work well for skimming off excess coat.

~7) It is okay to clip a dog with a warm blade.

~8) It is okay to clip a belly or armpits with a #7F, #5F, #4F blade.

~9) Clipping the pads of a dogs feet with a #15 or #30 is safer than scissoring the pads.

~10) A #7F blade can be safely used to clip a face.

~11) Armpits are to only danger spot that you have to be careful of while clipping.

~12) Each number blade will leave the same length of coat on every dog.

~13) You should not use a blade against the grain on a dogs coat.

~14) A Poodles feet can only be clipped with a #10, #15 or #30 blade.

~15) You need to use a lot of pressure when clipping the body to get a smooth cut.

I think that I better stop at 15 questions.
Some of the answers may be a little long winded.

I will have the answers posted by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.
I got home late from work everyday last week, and it makes it hard to blog.  :/

Happy Grooming, MFF

2 comments:

  1. Thru the ViewfinderOctober 5, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Not a groomer, but I wanna give this a go... I wonder how many I get wrong. (Probably a lot! LOL)

    ~1) Every dog can be clipped.
    Yes, but should they? No.
    ~2) Clipping a dog with a clipper is the safest way to clip a dogs hair.
    Yes?
    ~3) You should only use clean, sharp blades to cut a dogs hair.
    Yes.
    ~4) It is best to start clipping a dog on the back of the neck, 2 to 3 inches below the occiput.
    Yes
    ~5) Fine tooth blades are safer to use then skip-tooth blades.
    I think yes. If fine tooth=Finish Cut blades.
    ~6) Skip-tooth blades work well for skimming off excess coat.
    Yes.
    ~7) It is okay to clip a dog with a warm blade.
    Yes, but not hot is my understanding.
    ~8) It is okay to clip a belly or armpits with a #7F, #5F, #4F blade.
    I'm not sure. I guess no because a 10 blade is safest, but I already heard shaving an armpit can mess up the leg?
    ~9) Clipping the pads of a dogs feet with a #15 or #30 is safer than scissoring the pads.
    No. I am told a 10 or a 40 are for pads.
    ~10) A #7F blade can be safely used to clip a face.
    Poodles are the only face I can't think of that are clipped, and I'm guessing this means yes.
    ~11) Armpits are to only danger spot that you have to be careful of while clipping.
    No. The flank as well and ear leathers.
    ~12) Each number blade will leave the same length of coat on every dog.
    No!
    ~13) You should not use a blade against the grain on a dogs coat.
    You can.
    ~14) A Poodles feet can only be clipped with a #10, #15 or #30 blade.
    I thought 40.
    ~15) You need to use a lot of pressure when clipping the body to get a smooth cut.
    NO!!! That just sounds dangerous.

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  2. Thru the Viewfinder,
    Are you sure you are not a groomer? lol You did pretty good, almost all right. Check out tomorrows post and see. :)
    Lisa, MFF

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