Delta Grooming Process

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Erica
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Delta Grooming Process

Post by Erica » Sat May 30, 2015 11:55 am

I'm pretty comfortable with the whole grooming process now. Here are some pictures from his current groom. I'm not quite finished yet, but here's what we've done so far:

Take out ponytails, brush his whooole body thoroughly:
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Bath, making sure to rinse out all the shampoo thoroughly, then drying him with a towel not by rubbing, but by pressing the towel on him:
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Break to let him run off some stress:
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Force dry body/legs, then using a headband to keep his still-wet fluff out of his eyes:
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Gradually, reveal the fancy-looking feet from the fluff:
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(sigh deeply about how long his nails look without the fluff. wonder if any other dog keeps long nails even when trimmed twice a week.)

Shave his silly little ears:
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(that's all for now!)
Delta, standard poodle, born 6/30/14

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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by delladooo » Sat May 30, 2015 12:13 pm

You're doing very well with this! He seems like he's coming along with it really well too and he's beautiful as always.

His nails don't look that long to me but I'm not the best judge, MiMi and Laufey's are both too long I'm worried about cutting them because I caught a quick

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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by Theo » Sat May 30, 2015 5:12 pm

omg! how beautiful is your Delta!! what breed is he Erica? never saw a dog like him before.

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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by Erica » Sat May 30, 2015 6:48 pm

Thanks Della :) Nails aren't so hard once you practice! Just do the tiiiniest bits you can and you'll get used to it eventually.

Theo, Delta is a Standard Poodle. His color is called "silver," which is when they start off all-black as puppies and they turn light grey as they get older, starting with their face and feet. He'll probably look more like a poodle after I'm finished grooming him. :)
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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by Erica » Sun May 31, 2015 1:35 pm

Update!

Had to break halfway through doing his body so we could both eat. :P
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Here's the final result:
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He's nowhere near as white-grey on his paws as he appears in the last few pictures. His face and ears are a light silver, but his feet are just middle-grey. The first picture is pretty accurate for color.
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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by JudyN » Sun May 31, 2015 3:23 pm

Erica wrote:Image
Are you sure he's not an alpaca?
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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by Erica » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:18 pm

I'm not convinced that alpacas and poodles are different species...

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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by Theo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:18 am

aahahahaahaa! good one Erica :D

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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by ClareMarsh » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:16 am

Erica wrote:(sigh deeply about how long his nails look without the fluff. wonder if any other dog keeps long nails even when trimmed twice a week.)
Sunday at our place is nail day, I do them every Sunday and every week I'm surprised how much they've grown. Ella's were slightly worse when in season as she was only getting one long walk a day (about 2.5 miles) instead of two. So walking does make a difference but not enough :roll:
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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by minkee » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:03 am

just going to leave these here for next time...

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Re: Delta Grooming Process

Post by AliceGrimm » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:28 pm

Delta looks amazing!

Thank you for sharing the grooming process. It takes a lot of work to make him look that good.

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