Communication is key to getting the preferred groom you want for your best buddy. Imagine going into your hair salon and asking for “a little off” and leaving with a super short ‘do. “A little off” can mean different things to different people. That said, here are some guidelines to keep in mind when you visit the groomer.
• Puppy Cut- A puppy cut is the same length all over, clipped to two inches or less. Specify how short you want the coat to be. The puppy cut will ensure easy upkeep between grooms.
• Teddy Bear Trim- This cut will consist of a fuller, round face, the legs a longer length than the body. This cut will require brushing and more upkeep between grooms.
• Summer Cut- This requires the coat cut short all over except the ears and the tail. The head can be styled in several different ways depending on your preference.
Pictures can also be helpful. Keep in mind, much like going to a hair salon, if you have thin, curly hair and bring in a picture of a full, thick, straight ‘do, you probably won’t look like the picture. Discuss your dog’s coat type with the groomer to determine the best route.
Bottom line, be open and communicate your wishes with the groomer. We want you and your pup to be satisfied!
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