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  • #93512
    kizkiznobite
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    clippers got chucked out after you told me off  ::) and aint no way she will do noisey clippers in her armpits

    #93513
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Bet I could do it  ;D stick a stamp on her backside and mail her down

    #93514
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    on her way as soon as she comes out of hiding  ::)

    #93515
    *Lassie*
    Member

    And I thought I had problems with Willow and the stairs, must be like painting the forth bridge Kiz ~ no sooner you have finished its time to start again ;D

    #93516
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    the breeders say do feet every month – and i do try – falkor and hollie are a dream to do really the go to sleep – brose has a nervous breakdown – she shakes so much her teeth chatter but she lets me do it – ami is just a nightmare – i have cut her a few times but the armpit was the worse – wilma can do her no bother but with me she wriggles and squeaks and licks and gets hyper and then i panic in case i cut her again and i am all dithery – sam – well poor lad – he been visiting groomers to be shaved so prob muzzled and tied up but he gets grumpy with me and the brush although mo can manage him but mo can’t trim feet  ::)

    can cope with most of it – it just the feet – falkor was done 6 weeks ago and yesterday was trimming 3 inch lengths from the top between the claws

    hehe ami just peaked from under the bed – saw the grooming bag was still out and scurried back  ;D >:D

    #93517
    Anonymous
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    😀  😀 too busy laughing to say much sorry  >:D  😀

    But………….where are the before and after pics  😀  ;D

    #93518
    cjane
    Member

    I’ve been advised to trim Tai’s feet and hocks and just looking for some pointers.  Which bits do I trim and what do I use?

    CJ

    #93519
    merrow
    Member

    im sure vall will help better but here gose

    using ur fingers pull the hair out between the toes and trim that off so then they look like little osh cat feet sorta then tip the foot so u can see the pads and trim away the hair there and then if the leg fethering is long just tidy the bottom so its not on the floor

    hocks i get my comb and bush it up or out so its pulled away from the leg and then trim it off if u left the foot and trim from the back of the pad up  i find it easyer to get the bottom that way  so then it should lay flat to the hock,i do both front fee then the dogs left back and then while im still there i left the dogs back right i can reach better this way and u can surport the dog underneith is its wobbly  thats how i do it 🙂

    http://www.bryningbordercollies.com/phy/clim/45923/Paula-Ackary-s-slate-tri-merle.jpg

    #93520
    Anonymous
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    If you are talking show feet you need a pair of thinners but if you are talking pet feet scissors will do Merrow has posted the correct way remember always trim the feet downwards towards the toenails for a better fiinish

    [quote author=cjane link=topic=5578.msg132036#msg132036 date=1174218912]
    I’ve been advised to trim Tai’s feet and hocks and just looking for some pointers.  Which bits do I trim and what do I use?

    CJ
    [/quote]

    #93521
    cjane
    Member

    Thanks Merrow.  So, looking down at his feet you want to be able to see separate toes? 

    Val, what do you mean by ‘show feet’?

    I have a pair of thinning scissors, where would I use them?

    And the tip of his tail touches the floor, is this okay?

    CJ

    #93522
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Screams don’t touch his tail showfeet are not mullered with a pair of scissors  ;D no you don’t want to see seperate toes neither do you want scissor mark, it is suppose to look like you have not done anything.
    Use the thinners on the top of his feet and his hocks between his pads you can use scissors
    Val

    [quote author=cjane link=topic=5578.msg132101#msg132101 date=1174235978]
    Thanks Merrow.  So, looking down at his feet you want to be able to see separate toes? 

    Val, what do you mean by ‘show feet’?

    I have a pair of thinning scissors, where would I use them?

    And the tip of his tail touches the floor, is this okay?

    CJ
    [/quote]

    #93523
    merrow
    Member

    u thin to give a more natral finish i think never even tought about doing that on a border colies foot i do it on some of the cockers and on the hocks of dogs but never on the feet, i love this site amazing what u learn on here.

    #93524
    cjane
    Member

    Sorry, I’m having another ‘blonde’ moment.  Why do you do anything to the top of the feet between the toes then?  What look are you trying to achieve?

    Between the pads I can understand, tidy-up and make even.  Hocks I can understand, they just look messy if not cut.  And front leg feathering at the bottom can also be messy, but top of feet between the toes  …?

    CJ

    #93525
    merrow
    Member

    i dont no any thing about the show bc but its ment to look like the haor has been worn a way natraly i think but this is a guess as some bc dont ever neeed trimming because they r walked or worked so much there hair is gradually worked a way so they never need trimming. 

    so it the trimmed un trimmed look ur going for i think

    hummmm see what val says, ok val how do u find out about all these little things because i was never told about thinning the hair away should i do this on other breeds as well ?

    xx

    #93526
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Merrow
    I prefer an natural look on all breeds scissoring between the toes can make a dog itch as it grows back thinning looks more natural
    Val

    [quote author=merrow link=topic=5578.msg132127#msg132127 date=1174239839]
    i dont no any thing about the show bc but its ment to look like the haor has been worn a way natraly i think but this is a guess as some bc dont ever neeed trimming because they r walked or worked so much there hair is gradually worked a way so they never need trimming. 

    so it the trimmed un trimmed look ur going for i think

    hummmm see what val says, ok val how do u find out about all these little things because i was never told about thinning the hair away should i do this on other breeds as well ?

    xx
    [/quote]

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