Is anyone (self) grooming their Coton de Tulear?
(Bristol, CT USA)
Tuffy and Mommy
After too many unhappy professional grooming incidents, poor Tuffy needed a break. I got a grooming kit as a gift, watched the dvd a half dozen times, and I'm still terrified to give it a try. Even though the Coton de Tulear is supposed to love water, my Coton does not like to take a bath.
The instruction advised the dog be bathed and dried before clipping, which would make it a two day process for me, as Tuffy won't tolerate all of it at once. He gets very nervous. I keep him combed and brushed and was having him professionally groomed but he was so miserable afterwards and the expense was too much for my budget.
I quit bringing him to the Groomers and now need to do it myself. I have been trimming his bangs and ears and under his tail with scissors. The pet supply store Vet clips his nail ( I am afraid if I do it it will bleed).
The hot weather is here and Tuffy needs a trim.He does stand still for the combing, but not for too long.
Any and all good advice welcome! Tell me how you are doing and if your dog is as jumpy and nervous as mine.
love and blessings,
Iris and Tuffy