Here’s to the dogs…

Started grooming school this week… the work there will mostly be with dogs… which is ok, because there really are so many breeds and temperaments to get to know… 

One of my assigned tasks to document the characteristics of and memorize the 173 American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized breeds… I’ll be doing this by creating Breed Guides linked to the website for future reference (see the FAQ page).

I did some hands on bathing, drying and brushing this week… hope to do some basic clipping next week…

Here are some of the pals I’ve enjoyed so far…

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About Respect The Paw

Izzy Tappan-deFrees is a compassionate animal groomer, a musician and songster, a teardrop camper lovin' traveler, a daughter, a wife & mom, a trail hiker, a campfire devotee, a wood carver, a student of spirit around the world, a good listener, a part-time poet and a former data analyst and programmer.
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2 Responses to Here’s to the dogs…

  1. Carol and Lenny LaCroix says:

    Awww, they are cute. 173 different breeds to memorize and learn the grooming requirements is a big task. They use a regular bathtub apparently? and for small to medium dogs, a collapsible table to be groomed on?

  2. respectthepaw says:

    Yup… I got my table today… It holds dogs up to 200lbs and fits nicely in the trunk of my car…

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