There are exceptions. The owners who listen to me. They buy the brush I suggest, then use it, and use it often, and correctly. Their dogs look exactly how they want them to, which makes us all happy. Me, the dog, and the owner. One of those exceptions came in today. I adore this dog.
Isn't he the cutest? I wish you could meet him, what a character. Ok, he's not in full show Bichon coat, but he looks alot closer to it than any other Bichon I groom. He is also the only one I groom that has champion parents, and he came to me fully trained to stand like a rock on the grooming table. He is such a handsome boy!
Now, the owner is a good brusher. It's not easy keeping this thick curly coat up, especially in the dead of winter with deep snow everywhere you look. She also brings him to me every 3 weeks. A haircut this time, then in 3 weeks a brush and bath. We tried going longer in between grooms, but she needed a bit of help from me to find and remove the tangles she was missing. I'm fine with a few tangles.
I so appreciate these clients. Thank you for taking care of your dogs! (If you are my client and are reading this, you all know who you are!)