Fall is here! The temperature is getting cooler, the leaves are turning bright colors (at least here in the Northeast), and pets are getting some amazing new looks thanks to the work of these talented groomers!
Julie writes: "I have been a self-taught groomer for almost two years. Prior to that, I was a vet tech for six years. I work part-time for a place in Dorchester, MA, and own my cat-only shop in Braintree.
"I have a passion for big cats and have worked with them in Oklahoma. I thought my chow would look amazing as a lion. So there she is!
"I used Andis Super AGR+ Clippers along with my Master Grooming Tools Shears—all purchased from PetEdge. I love my job and would say that my only challenge is not coming home every day with a scratch or two."
Debbie's Canine Designs
"I use Andis 2-Speed Clippers and Heritage shears, both purchased at PetEdge. I use only Lambert Kay Fresh N' Clean Oatmeal and Baking Soda Shampoo that I also purchased from PetEdge. I also like using Wahl Moser or Arco Clippers for the pads, bridge and stop of a dog's nose.
Lindsey writes: "This dog, Didi, was my very first solo groom! I completed her on my last day of grooming school. When she came in, she mentioned that she was going to go to a West Highland White Terrier meet and greet.
"Her owner basically just wanted a bath for her, and I talked her into getting a Westie pattern. Did was two years old and had never been professionally groomed before.
"When she came to pick up Didi, she didn't even recognize her dog, but was absolutely thrilled about how she looked. It definately made me feel very proud and confident as a groomer.
"Now Didi will be able to show off her true colors at the meet and greet!"
Do you have new grooming pics to share for the fall? Send your before and after photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief description of the tools you used and the challenges you faced. Thanks and happy grooming :)