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Hi all,

it was first time my maltipoo puppy got her first grooming done.

when I went to go pick her up I saw the groomers working on her. this is my first time having a dog so I’m not sure if the outcome is normal.

1) aren’t they supposed to have the leash on her so she doesn’t move around? I saw her almost fall off the table as she was trying to run away from the groomer.
2) the two toenails were cut too short that it bled
3) her Ears are not aligned

they cut her so short that her pink skin shows.

I am so frustrated and upset... I am not returning back to that place but still wanted to know if above seem normal to you guys..

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Since I wasn't there to see what happened, I'm going to limit myself to general comments, based on experience.

1. Is she used to being groomed? If she's not used to being groomed and handled, or being retrained with a grooming loop, then it's possible that she flipped out, and they were doing the best they could. Grooming a panic-stricken dog is no picnic, believe me.

2. Is she used to having her feet handled and her nails trimmed? Same thing.

3. If she was jumping around, then trying to trim the ears with a pair of scissors can lead to an injury. Better uneven fur than a sliced pinna or poked eye.

If you are talking about her tummy, that's what's known as a sanitary trim, and very common. If you are talking about on her body, it looks like she's got a very thin coat, and will probably need to be clipped with either a longer blade or using a comb in the future.

The more she is used to being handled, having her feet messed with,her nails trimmed, being brushed and combed, and clippers, the better she will be for future grooming appointments. It's worth your while to look into finding a groomer who can show you what you need to do.
 

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Since I wasn't there to see what happened, I'm going to limit myself to general comments, based on experience.

1. Is she used to being groomed? If she's not used to being groomed and handled, or being retrained with a grooming loop, then it's possible that she flipped out, and they were doing the best they could. Grooming a panic-stricken dog is no picnic, believe me.

2. Is she used to having her feet handled and her nails trimmed? Same thing.

3. If she was jumping around, then trying to trim the ears with a pair of scissors can lead to an injury. Better uneven fur than a sliced pinna or poked eye.

If you are talking about her tummy, that's what's known as a sanitary trim, and very common. If you are talking about on her body, it looks like she's got a very thin coat, and will probably need to be clipped with either a longer blade or using a comb in the future.

The more she is used to being handled, having her feet messed with,her nails trimmed, being brushed and combed, and clippers, the better she will be for future grooming appointments. It's worth your while to look into finding a groomer who can show you what you need to do.
Thank you LeoRose

what do you think about not havingher on the leash?

she almost fell of the table multiple times in front of my eyes.
Don’t they need to put her on a leash so she does try to walk away?
 

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The main question about that is "is she used to being restrained on a table with a leash or grooming loop?". Having a dog thrashing around like a fish on a line is just as, if not more, dangerous than having one fall off the table. Teaching her that being on a grooming table is a good thing, and that being restrained isn't the end of the world is going to be important, considering her grooming needs.

This video is my friend working with her young puppy, getting him used to being on a table, used to being restrained with the loop/leash, and used to being handled. As an FYI, this is not your typical pet puppy, but rather a working line bite sport prospect.
If you are on Facebook, this is a fantastic group to join. Cooperative Care with Deb Jones There are demo videos on various things, and you are welcome to ask questions about any aspect of teaching your dog to cooperate for grooming and vet care.
 
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