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Old 08-06-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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How long does it take for your groomer to groom your dog? Drop off to pick up?
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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About 3 hours.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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I am my own groomer. I take my dog to a do it yourself dog wash! I'd never subject my dog to sitting in a crate while a blower is frying him half to death to dry him.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: SC
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I am my own groomer. I take my dog to a do it yourself dog wash! I'd never subject my dog to sitting in a crate while a blower is frying him half to death to dry him.
Cage dryers do not have a heating element, so dogs are not "fried." They allow groomers to work more efficiently, so they can groom enough dogs to earn a living wage per hour. It's no different than ladies sitting under dryers at the salon.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:42 AM
 
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So 6 hours would be excessive...I thought it was but didn't know if others thought the same.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Cage dryers do not have a heating element, so dogs are not "fried." They allow groomers to work more efficiently, so they can groom enough dogs to earn a living wage per hour. It's no different than ladies sitting under dryers at the salon.
That is simply not true. Some groomers use cage dryers with a heating element. Dogs have been killed with those dryers. New York State had to ban them to force groomers to stop using them.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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So 6 hours would be excessive...I thought it was but didn't know if others thought the same.
I don't think that's necessarily excessive. I've used three different groomers and 6 hours is typical. I usually drop him off about 8:30 and they call that he's ready mid-afternoon.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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They're there a long time because they are kept in the cage until the groomer is ready.

Get a mobile groomer who comes to the house in a grooming truck.

Don't skip grooming because then it's a longer project to de-mat them etc.

I have an 18 year old Shih Tzu dog walking client and have her groomed by a mobile groomer and if I keep her short-ish and don't wait too long between visits, she's finished in 1 - 1.5 hrs max.

I was lucky to find a married groomer who's husband comes with her and holds my dogs rear to support her while having to stand - it's very sweet.

I keep everything short - even her ears so they don't drag into the wet food, etc.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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That is simply not true. Some groomers use cage dryers with a heating element. Dogs have been killed with those dryers. New York State had to ban them to force groomers to stop using them.
RIGHT.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...rooming%20cage
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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Cage dryers do not have a heating element, so dogs are not "fried." They allow groomers to work more efficiently, so they can groom enough dogs to earn a living wage per hour. It's no different than ladies sitting under dryers at the salon.
Not true.

And it's COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than "ladies sitting under a dryer".

First of all, the ladies can SPEAK and COMPLAIN and ESCAPE.

Secondly, the ladies are only having heat on their HEAD.

BTW, my 18 year old special needs Shih Tzu dog walking client is in the grooming truck for 1-1.5 hrs max - I keep her short. I pay $60.00 plus $10.00 tip. She happens to live in the neighborhood so gas bonus.

The groomer sets the price. I would pay more because she's good. Especially since this dog has lipomas and the groomer has a body map she keeps up to date and is very careful AND she brings her husband who supports her rear.

There are price shoppers in the world and value shoppers. I would do it myself if I thought I was capable of doing so without torturing the dog and it was less stress on her; but the groomer is MUCH quicker, better and more thorough.

If people don't want to pay the groomer price they can forego the breed standard cut and go with the short puppy cut to save money, too.

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