Assuming I get the hang of these clippers, anyone want to set up a dog grooming business with me?
@finky - Is there anything in particular you want/need to know? I assume you know all the basics, like not giving your doggie too many baths too frequently, although just rinsing with water is always ok. My Jack Russell mix only gets a soapy bath if she's really stinky or sticky which means perhaps twice a year. Otherwise she just gets a really good brushing or a good rinse to get mud off. Only use lukewarm water rather than hot water, and if you're in doubt then go cooler. Never use human shampoo
since a dog's PH balance is different from ours. Actualy, there are even PH variations between breeds of dogs
, with a German Shepherd having a PH of around 8.6 while the average dog's skin has a PH of 7.4. We humans are at 4.8 or so.
Go ahead and ask if there's anything specific you're wondering about. There's quite a few dog people on TT who can answer any questions, so if I don't know then I'm sure Mere or someone else will jump in.