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I think if their fur is badly matted, you might be best off just paying the money to have the groomer do it. Matted fur can be uncomfortable for the dog, and doing it wrong may cause pain or skin injuries if you attempt to do it yourself without knowing what you're doing. They also have the correct tools to restrain the dog, and they're likely going to do it more quickly to minimize stress to the dog, whereas someone who doesn't know what they're doing are going to take longer and draw out the process, which might make an already uncomfortable dog grumpy.

Once the mats are taken care of and you can take your time practicing without worrying about the comfort of your dogs, grooming your own dog can certainly be done. It won't look as good as a professional groomer can do it (at least not at first), but if you're just worried about maintenance, it's fine. We do have some members who groom their own poodle-type coated dogs, so perhaps they can offer some resources on tools and how they learned to do it.
 
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