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    I put an ad on Craigslist for our area, looking for a groomer to come to our house and eventually train me to groom our two on my own. I got a reply from a woman who lives only blocks from us, and she's a certified groomer with her own business that she runs out of her house. She's offered to take me on as an apprentice. I'm so excited! We have the Booster Bath, a grooming counter, but no tools as of yet. I can't wait to learn all I can from her!
    Not only will this save us money, it will be so less stressful for the dogs.
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Well done. That is what i would love to do.

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    Wow what a lovely offer for her to make, now you will learn all the tricks of the trade and also have 2 beautifully groomed dogs to boot!! Go for it girl!!
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    What a good idea - sounds like fun, too. Looking forward to photos of your first grooming job!
    Cathy Moon
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    That sounds like a lot of fun, Jen!
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    Oh that does sound like fun. When you know all the tips of the trade, can I bring my dogletts over for a grooming session?
    ~ Sam, Sonny & Beau ~

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    Great job Jen! I've just started grooming my two. We get baths once a week (Fiesta Island and bay water makes for two very dirty dogs). But the big thing is I've learned to trim the hair between their pads and actually clipped a few nails last week. But how nice to have a pro guide you and teach you. I want a booster bath!!! I bath mine in the shower and it's a real pain. Maybe one day I'll get a real set up.
    Cathy
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    We were really lucky to have come across our Booster Bath--a friend is a realtor and had a client leave it in their house that he sold for them, they didn't want it anymore. He had no idea what to do with it, and I jumped at it the minute I heard about it!

    I'm nervous about grooming the dogs, but hopefully once I learn more I'll gain more confidence...and I don't know that I'll be posting any pictures anytime soon!!
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Just remember Jen that the mistakes will always grow back.

    Gosh I'd LOVE a proper booster bath! I use the shower too (or kitchen sink)which is a pain -- water everywhere most of the time.
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    I bath my two in the bath with no problems. I fill it half way up so that their bellies get wet. Fill full of Sanex bubble bath and away we go. When its rinse time, I just get the show and rinse whilst the rest of the water swill down the plug hole. They both wait in the batch until the is a big warm bathsheet waiting to dry them comes off the radiator.

    No problems, no mess, no water everywhere!
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