So I'm a doggy hairdresser now
Our mission to help the animals as much as we can has taken a new turn in the past week as I have taken it upon myself to give a haircut to a long haired dog that is experiencing some rather extreme matting / tangling of their coat. I have no experience in this but seeing as how this is a temple dog I would imagine that it isn't overly concerned with the end result.
I already have a relationship with this dog and would never try this on a dog that I am unfamiliar with.
This dog likes us and comes to us whenever we approach so we felt relatively confident that he wasn't going to attack us if we used some clippers on him. Thankfully we were correct and he just stood there like a good boy the entire time
When I lived in the west I was always kind of shocked with how much people were willing to pay for dog grooming services and this was something that I felt even more strongly about once I learned that the same process is done in Thailand, probably a better job actually, for a fraction of the price. So I just started to feel as though the west is just ripping people off for doggy haircuts....
That was until I actually had a go at it because this past week was the first time I ever tried it.
Let me tell you, I have a newfound appreciation for dog salons the world over. This was extremely time consuming and frustrating but then again, it might have had something to do with the clippers we were using not being of the highest quality.
By the time we were done this dog looked a little bit silly but honestly my objective was just to reduce the tangled mess that was his hair before. I think we can say that this was mission accomplished. I was actually quite surprised how willing he was to take part in the process but I think the treats at the end of it might have had something to do with his compliance.
You might notice that I didn't make much of an effort to clear out his front paws and that was because after doing the back ones I realized that this is extremely difficult to do and I hope that the dog will forgive me for only doing his back paws.
This will likely be the last time that I partake in this procedure. In the future I think I would rather just take the dog to a salon and pay them to do it with their professional tools :)
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