I Love My Cockapoo Forums banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,184 Posts
I've just got back from the day grooming course at Merrist Wood College. A fantastic, if exhausting day. I have never known 5 hours go past so quickly.
Here is a link to the clippers that the college use and recommend. I got these for my Birthday present this year. They're not cheap but quite honestly I think you get what you pay for. These clippers went like a hot knife through butter. Amazing.

http://www.groomers-online.com/product.php/308/andis-agc-super-speed-clipper

You will need to buy a set of comb attachments too.

http://www.groomers-online.com/product.php/1781/wahl-metal-snap-on-combs--set

Right, now to update my thread and reveal how it all went!

Karen xx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,184 Posts
You can buy cheaper Turi but you get what you pay for. Human clippers have a tendency to overheat as it takes substantially longer to clip a dog than a human head.These come highly recommended by the college that ran the grooming course. I was paying £35 - £40 for a full groom for Rufus every 8 weeks. I now have 2 Cockapoos who I hope will live to a ripe old age ......... I think it's worth it. :)

Karen xx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,006 Posts
I've just got back from the day grooming course at Merrist Wood College. A fantastic, if exhausting day. I have never known 5 hours go past so quickly.
Here is a link to the clippers that the college use and recommend. I got these for my Birthday present this year. They're not cheap but quite honestly I think you get what you pay for. These clippers went like a hot knife through butter. Amazing.

http://www.groomers-online.com/product.php/308/andis-agc-super-speed-clipper

You will need to buy a set of comb attachments too.

http://www.groomers-online.com/product.php/1781/wahl-metal-snap-on-combs--set

Right, now to update my thread and reveal how it all went!

Karen xx
Which size comb do you use for best results (teddy bear cut)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
Decent brush, Christies direct do a cheaper version, superb.
Largest comb, if you can run a comb through you really have cleared the knots and matts
Blunt end thinning scissors, great for clearing eyes, removing matts

Can list more but that covers most of it. Christmas is coming!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,363 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Just ordered my new clippers etc. Whew - credit card DID get a bashing:D Still, I know they will pay for themselves in no time so don't feel too bad. Looking forward to having a go with them.Poor Teddy doesn't know what he is in for:laugh:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,363 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Andis clippers arrived today - they are beautifully quiet. Feeling a bit apprehensive about using them without professional supervision:( but I expect the first time will be the worst - at least I hope so for Teddy's sake.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,184 Posts
Andis clippers arrived today - they are beautifully quiet. Feeling a bit apprehensive about using them without professional supervision:( but I expect the first time will be the worst - at least I hope so for Teddy's sake.)
As long as you have the comb attachment I don't think you can go wrong (don't you hate it when people say that?!!). Give Teddy a really good brush so that his coat is almost standing on end and start with the biggest size comb and work in the direction of his coat ie from neck to tail. You can do a brush stroke the opposite way - tail to neck inbetween each clipper run. Hope that makes sense. Don't forget the before and after photos!!

I went to Groomers today to get a table, scissors and comb attachments. I'm feeling quite nervous myself not having a professional to oversee what I'm doing even though I've done the course!! At least the Cockapoo coat is very forgiving and I'm sure we'll all get better as we go along! :eek:

Good luck!

Karen xx
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top