how long does it take you to groom your dog?

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  1. tessa_s212

    tessa_s212 Guest

    Depends on the dog. I have seven cockers, but only two have the full lenght, thick coats. The rest have coats that are trimmed shorter, or are naturally shorter.

    For Cocoa, .. well, she's got the longest, thickest hair..


    brushing/combing-40 to 45 min (without any kind of mats)

    cleaning/shaving inbetween the toe pads- 30 min (all four feet)

    bathing-30 to 45 min

    blow drying-25 to 30 min

    brushing again-10 min(was already brushed during blow dry. This brushing is only to get her hair lying the way it needs to be for trimming)

    trimming -45 to 50 min (front and back legs, feet, ears, head)

    shaving-15 min (face, ears, neck, back, and belly/armpits)

    nails-3 to 4 min(though, this is usually done while I am actually shaving/trimming her feet. She hates her toenails trimmed, so if I only do one nail per minute, and break it up with brushing and trimming inbetween, she'll lay still for nail trimming)

    ear cleaning- 3 to 5 min


    The rest of the dogs hair doesn't take as much brushing/combing, baths aren't as long, and they aren't blowdried normally(but air-dryed), so they take incredibly less time.
     
  2. Vivien

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    Shadow is a nutcase when it comes to baths....
    Bath-20min-half of it is keeping her in the tub lol
    Blowdrting-4 min
    Brushing-10-30 min...she loves her brushing time
    Nails-we do alot of cement walking-so about once a month for 10 min
    Ears-2 min
    Hair cut- 50 min...Now I have a question about this...my dad doesn't want me cutting shadows hair untill the leaves are out on the trees...he thinks she will get a cold..the average temperature here now is about 15 degrees celius...what do you guys think?
     
  3. JennSLK

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    Never really timed it, but I usually leave about 2 hrs or so per day for grooming. She is a golden, quite the grooming chore, but anything to keep my baby pretty :D
     
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    Takes about 10 mins of hosing him down in the back and him running around chasing the water coming out of the hose!
    Then about 10 mins of brushing per day.
     
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    Swiftwind Harley & Abby

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    regular grooming 5 mins of brushing
    nails (I don't know, I don't clip my dogs nails myself)
    washing av 5 mins
    towl dry 1 min

    It only takes about 10 minutes for each dog to wash them and dry them (that includes running the bath & getting towels).
     
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    Takes me 4 hours straignt to give all 3 poodles a full grooming. That's with a lamb clip and grooming them all at the same time. They get a full grooming about every 3 weeks. If it's just brushing then it's only about 15 minutes each.
     
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    Winston (Doberman):

    regular 'grooming', maybe 10mins (All I do is rub him down with a hound glove and do nails, teeth & ears if needed).

    bath days it takes roughly.....

    10mins to bathe
    2mins to towel dry
    5mins to clean teeth if they're a bit dirty
    2mins to do nails
    5mins to clean ears

    about 24mins.
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    Morgan (Rottweiler):

    regular grooming, maybe about 15-20 mins (includes a brushing, combing, maybe the shedding blade, teeth & ears)

    bath days it takes roughly.....

    15mins to bathe
    4mins to towel dry
    6-8mins to blow dry
    5mins to clean teeth if they're a bit dirty
    2mins to do nails
    5mins to clean ears

    about 38mins
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    Tango (Toller X Border Collie):

    regular grooming, maybe 20-30mins or so (includes a brushing, combing, trimming, teeth & ears)

    bath days it takes roughly.....

    20mins to bathe
    4mins to towel dry
    30mins to blow dry
    15mins to trim the ears, paws etc.
    5mins to clean teeth if they're a bit dirty
    2mins to do nails
    5mins to clean ears

    About an hour & 20mins.
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    Tia (Dachshund):

    regular grooming with a hound glove weekly takes around 5 mins, maybe less.

    bath days it takes roughly.....

    8mins to bathe
    2mins to towel dry
    5mins to clean teeth if they're a bit dirty
    2mins to do nails
    5mins to clean ears

    About 22mins.
     
  9. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    15 minutes.. to drive to the groomer
    15 minutes.. to drive home

    15 minutes to drive back to the groomer when she is ready
    15 minutes to drive back home

    LOL... I really do envy all of you, who know how to groom your own dogs, however we do have a really good groomer who I like and my dog LOVES... so it works out okay

    ELissa
     
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    depends on what dog I'm doing, Lucky me I have access to a friends grooming shop. I usually take two dogs, one of the gsd's and one of the aussies. I let her do my female aussie, who is one hairy dog, It takes her a good 1.5 hours to do a full groom up, my black male gsd, I usually let her do to, LOL,,she was his breeder so heck she can groom him! He is one hairy beast as well, very thick coat, he takes about the same time as the aussie..My other female GSD, takes me maybe an hour, blowing her out takes the longest, GSD"S are big time ALWAYS shedding LOL,,thank god for blowers.
    My male aussie is a breeze, he has a shorter "stock" coat, takes me about 45 minutes to do the works on him
    diane
     
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    :) I have two poodles and a maltepoo, so my grooming rountine is never ending:D but I love it!!
     

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