I am coming up on an Anniversary this month.
It will be 30 years since I graduated form Grooming School.
I will admit that once I finished grooming school I thought that I had learned all that there was to learn about grooming.
After all I spent a lot of money for the school to teach me everything about grooming.
Boy, did I learn very quickly that I was wrong.
Over the next few years I learned more about how to deal with the customers, how to deal with difficult dogs, how to become very good at de-matting (mainly because I didn't know how to say 'no' when customers asked me not to shave their matted dogs), different ways of drying, clipping, and scissoring.
Then for the next few years I got into a routine of grooming and was then pretty sure that there was not much more to learn.
Thankfully I discovered once again that I was wrong, and this time I learned one more thing....that as long as I was grooming, there would always be new things to learn.
From educational Expos, grooming books, magazines, grooming forums, and fellow groomers.
Over the years I have become very open minded about learning new things about grooming.
New grooming techniques.
New grooming equipment to help make grooming easier.
New shampoos and products.
With all of this said, I had a visitor to my blog leave a comment on a post from 3 years ago.
He/she, in know uncertain terms, wanted to let me know that the information in that particular post was wrong!!
So, what was the post?
The post was about removing ticks.
Now, I can't even begin to count the amount of ticks I have removed off of dogs over the years.
I have always removed ticks the same way, the way I was taught 30 years ago.
With my fingers, or with a pair of tweezers.
If they have a loose hold of the skin, I get my nails as close to the head and mouth and give a quick pull.
If the tick has been feeding for awhile and is pretty strongly attached, I will get the tweezers and again get as close to the head and mouth and give a quick pull.
I have never had a problem removing a tick this way.
What I described above is what I wrote on my post 3 years ago.
I think the best thing to do is share the blog visitors comment before I write more: