Questions about grooming and doggie psychology?

Hi, Here is the newest blog site to one of the best grooming facilities and grooming schools in the country.

I am the owner, DuAnn Chambers, and also the primary grooming instructor for the Pet Grooming Academy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. I moved to northern Idaho (Priest River area) in 1994 and did not feel that I could support myself in this rural area with a psychology degree. So, I went back to school and received my grooming diploma in 1997 and have been grooming ever since.

I am childfree by choice and I live with my husband (whom I adore) and my 3 dogs, Mini Schnauzer, Annie-12, Monte-std pdle - 3, and Marli- Rott. cross-6.

My 4-legged dogs come to work with me and it’s a wonderful way to spend my days and make a living. I get to use both of my degrees every day in the grooming shop and I work with talented and fun dog-loving people. I now own 2 shops, and employ 6-8 groomers and bathers.

I start one student at a time, and have graduated dozens of students that have gone on to become hugely successful groomers and business owners. I love being a groomer! And I love being a teacher!

I have started this blog so that I can assist groomers with grooming questions, and dog-owners with dog psychology questions. In my 11 years of owning 2 shops and grooming thousands of dogs, I have come to notice a LOT of really cool things that co-exist for dog and owner.

Please help me to start my blog by sending me your questions regarding your dogs. Thanks a bunch for visiting my site, and I hope to be a service to you!

DuAnn Chambers

Friday, August 20, 2010

Funny boy groomers

Here's a funny true one:  my new male student is interested in learning how to scale dog's teeth.  He said to me today at work.  I am going to try to do my dog's teeth, how long does it take to clean up his teeth with the dremel?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Royal Dutch Clip

Today, Montee was groomed with the Royal Dutch clip.  He looks so great!  The scissoring and sculpting work were also wonderful.  I love to see a male pick up this trade so quickly!  The funny part of his grooming was when his male student groomer moved the grooming arms around Montee, instead of moving Montee around the table (as the woman do).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Differences between male and female groomers

Here's a real life scenario that happened today.  I said to Leslie, a student groomer, did you do that dog's anals? Her husband, Gary had stepped in that moment and said, "Honey, my pliers are in the car, do you need them?"