I know we have a couple professional groomers on here, and quite a few people who own hairy dogs. So... do you groom? Do you groom your own dog? Pet/show/sport trim? I have been learning to groom for the last 15 years! It's a seriously never ending thing for me. I'm constantly learning new things like... head shape and ear set dictate how I trim a spaniel's head (thanks Gabby). And it's taken me almost 15 years to trim Buzz's head/neck/ears in a way that I think looks good on him! Bailey is the dog I learned on, from show people, because her body and hair coat are the same type. Buzz and Gabby have been huge learning curves for me as I modify what I learned with Bailey! I love to groom my own dogs, but I'd never make it as a professional groomer!