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Behind the Scenes at Beanfeet Grooming

Behind the Scenes at Beanfeet Grooming

Ever wondered what goes into making your dog fluffy and beautiful even when they are dirty, knotty and matted? Here’s a small behind the scenes look at what this process looks like inside Beanfeet Grooming, South Morang. Josh specialises in fluffy style cuts, hand-stripping and de-matting.

This is Bodhi the beautiful white Groodle.

Owned by Jordan Country Groodles and Grooming. You can find them on Facebook. She lives on 10 acres and loves dirt, but she is also a lady and must remain looking fluffy and beautiful! A bit of a task.

1. What are we doing with Bodhi today?

Her owner only had 1 requirement; she must be fluffy and not look like a poodle! It’s very common that people ask me this.

We discussed what Bodhi could look like in the future and I came up with a grooming plan to best maintain her and get her into the perfect style in the future.

REMEMBER: if some hair needs to be taken shorter than preferred for the first groom, don’t fret! Hair grows back. Make sure your groomer has a plan for how you are going to grow her back in to the style you are looking for and of course what is best for the dogs health as well.

2. Removing the excess

Let’s start by taking some of that bulk off her body, often owners and groomers make the mistake of thinking fluffy and beautiful means to leave heaps of long hair everywhere. Taking her body shorter will allow her to not get matted so quickly, and make it much easier for her owner to maintain her between grooms.

A poodle is often very thick and heavy coated in their body and it is very difficult to maintain and brush, also not required for a fluffy cute haircut!

3. Warm bath and a clean up

After we take off some excess body hair and clip all around her hygiene areas (eyes, inside of ears, paw pads, armpits, bum, nails, belly area), it’s straight into the warm bath where we use only the best quality all natural products to give her amazing coat health and get her squeaky clean.

4. Brush, de-tangle and de-matt

The blow drying and brushing/combing process is often the most time consuming labour intensive part of the groom. For a big fluffy dog it could take at least an hour or more.

We meticulously work through every inch of the coat with brushes, combs, little gizmos and gadgets to ensure that your dog will not leave with knots and matts left in their coat.

Bodhi loves chilling on the table with me as I beautify her!

This process is a great reminder for why you should bring your dog in to the groomer between grooms for a bath and tidy up. Make it a part of your grooming plan for the future!