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Dog Grooming Advice

03/10/2018
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What’s Wrong With My Clipper?

My Blade Is Getting Hot Too Quickly First check the blade itsself. Have you oiled the blade? A blade needs to be oiled before use and then every 20 minutes during use to help prevent excess friction. Is there any rust or other damage to the blade that might be causing extra friction? Is the tension of the blade allowing it to run smoothly side to side? Also check for damage to the blade hinge and blade lock to ensure it is being properly held in place. My Clipper Is... Read More

18/09/2018
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Clipper Maintenance For Pro Groomers

It’s really important to make sure your clippers are in good working order. These are the tools of your trade, and not maintaining them properly could lose you money in the long run, from losing speed and making your grooming slower to having to replace whole parts, including the motor, which can be costly! We chatted to our clipper expert Chris, and here were his top tips on what you can do to keep your clipper in check: Make sure your clipper is properly cleaned every day. Remove all the... Read More

04/06/2018
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The Groomers Guide To Making Mucky Pups Squeaky Clean

British summertime isn’t always gloriously sunny, is it? We thought we would prepare you for the inevitable muddy, smelly dogs that tend to come in to the salon at this time of year with our top tips for getting them squeaky clean. Rinse and repeat Your best practice with mucky pups is to use a pre-wash to help get all the grime out of their coat. Then you can go in a second time with a specialised shampoo. We think our intensive Magic Forest and Intensity Shampoos are great for... Read More

25/05/2018
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6 Competition Grooming Must-Haves!

Are you competing in a grooming competition or perhaps grooming a show dog? We’ve put together a few things for you that we think you might need! A sturdy but portable table A hard-wearing case for your grooming kit Extra comfortable shoes Groomers Aromatherapy Spray for stress relief purposes Grip for paws, so they can stay on your table without slipping too much A very patient dog! Now go out there and nail that groom! See all of our must-have competition products here: http://bit.ly/2xcwaCo

04/04/2018
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Know Your Blades: The Secret To Scissoring Success

Do you know the difference between a convex and a serrated blade? Do you what each of them is for? Do you know why a convex blade gives a smoother coat finish? All your questions, answered here! Serrated Scissors Most beginner scissors carry a serrated blade. You’ll find them on brands such as Roseline and Fisher, and they’re brilliant for grooming students and for rough cutting a coat. Serrated scissors actually have a bevelled edge, the type you will see on most paper scissors which generally has an edge cut... Read More

19/03/2018
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4 Tips For Perfect Doodle Grooming

Want to get the best Doodle grooms possible? This blog will tell you how! We all know that Doodle dogs are big news, but did you know that according to a recent Groomers survey, they account for about half of the dogs we groom? Doodle coats are among the most difficult to keep, and so the owners often rely on groomers to help them, making grooming Doodles big business! 1. If you need to get knots out, condition! Moisturising a curly coat with an excellent conditioning shampoo like Choca-Doodle 2... Read More

22/02/2018
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How To Save Matted Coats (As Much As Possible)

We know the heart-sinking feeling when you put your hands on a dog and all you can feel is matted coat. The owner wants to keep it long, but in your head you’re wondering how short the blade will have to be to get in under it. Hopefully with these tips, that answer will be: Not as short as you thought! Want to see all the products designed to help you with tangles? We’ve put it in one nice and easy department for you: http://bit.ly/2EI625C

28/01/2018
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Six Coat Issues & How to Fix Them With Shampoo!

It’s National Pet Wellness Month this October, and what better way to start than with making sure that the skin and coat looks and feels fantastic? Dog coats come in many forms, and as a groomer, you might come up with coats that are actually quite difficult to manage. But don’t worry, we’re here to help with a few shampoos that should make your life easier! Problem #1: Greasiness Luckily for you, there are plenty of degreasing shampoos to choose from. Our favourites are Groomers Tangerine and Grapefruit Shampoo, Groomers... Read More

12/01/2018
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How To Groom Greasy Haired Dogs

Greasy, dirty dog hair can sometimes be really difficult to tame, especially when you’re trying to create perfection! Here are our top tips to help you get that all-important professional finish on greasy hair: Bathing First, you need a squeaky clean base. A good degreaser like Chubbs bars or Julie Harris Signature Strip Down Shampoo should do it. If the hair is really greasy, why not begin with a pre-wash? Use one of our Value range shampoos or our Intensives range to wash out shed hair, dirt and other nasties... Read More

24/11/2017
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Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Take Extra Care of Yourself

Christmas is a really busy time for any groomer, and your books have probably been closed for weeks! We know how important it is for you to have a good holiday season and make your money, but we also know how difficult it can be for you! That’s why we’ve written our Groomers Survival Guide, which aims to give advice and tips for keeping yourself healthy through the festive season. Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Take Extra Care of Yourself Long working hours means you’re bound to get aches and pains,... Read More