In our quest to save money to buy a house, we have decided to start grooming the dog ourselves. That saves us $$$ every 3 months. You might say that dog grooming is a luxury good, and you’d be kinda right. But he gets really miserable in the summer. And we get the puppy cut, the cheapest cut.
Anyhow, here’s the results of my foray into dog grooming last night. I used youtube and google to learn how to do it.
Although they weren’t posed, the dog’s facial expressions demonstrate the effect on morale. In short, he was miserable getting shaved. He is also miserable when we leave him at the groomers.
All in all, I would grade myself at a C minus for cutting performance. There’s a lot of ragged + rough spots, and clumpy fur in places. Still, he’s presentable, and much less likely to overheat in the summer.