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i never had my dogs(beagle and husky) groom before and had no idea how much it cost untill last week when i took my 14 month old F1 ladbradoodle in for grooming. that place wanted $70. i think that is kind of too much to spend for a hair cut considering i am still a grad student.

On my way home from the grommer I remember a self hair cut system call Flowbee way back in the 80s and think it might work for my labradoodle (has brown wavies to wire hair). Most of what the groomer does i can do myself.
1. CLEAR EARS (I did it for all my dogs)
2. ANAL GLANS (I did it for all my dogs)
3. SHAMPOOING/ BLOW DRY (I did it for all my dogs)
4. CUT NAILS (I did it for all my dogs)
5. CLEAN TEETH (I did it for all my dogs)
6. Hair cut (NEED HELP)

my question is has any one used Flowbee on their pets before? and how was it? The cost of the flowbee system is about the cost of one session with a grommer. below is a link to the flowbee website.

http://www.flowbee.com/
 

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Hey, whatever works!
I know Moses would soil himself out of fear if I tried to use on on him, but each dog is different. I have a groomer who will do all you listed for $50 who is very experienced, so can't complain. We actually have an appointment with her next week.
 

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GOOD Question bigfoot!!! I had a friend that usd to give my boys haircuts with their flowbee and it did a good job. I would say as long as your doodle isn't scared of the sound, why not try it once and see how it does?

I myself thought of that before too :wink:
 

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no. bigfoot does not seem to be afraid of the vac of anything. my other dog a beagle is afraid of the vac or any kind of abnormal things. i placed an order for the flowbee today and i am very excited in trying it on bigfoot or maybe even on myself.
 

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It didnt work for us. I bought one on eBay and tried it on my F1B mini doodle. My husband put the vacuum in another room so the noise wouldnt bother her. The problem was the cutters could not get through her thick curls. It may work better on a less curly dog.
We have been cutting her fur by hand. We bought a good pair of scissors and sheers and its been working out well.
Her cut isnt perfect but she looks good.
 

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got the flowbee today and was able to give bigfoot a groom. i am very blessed because bigfoot does not seem to be scare of the vacum and flowbee noise. if anyone wants to try it remember you have to have a real powerful vacum in order for flowbee to work. i have to work on the style alittle bit but over all worth the $60 that i spent on it.

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well flowbee over!
He really does look good :D
 

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wow that came out great! you did a wonderful job. I would guess he was professionally groomed!

Does the flobee make noise or is the noise just from the vacuum? Hmmm...i wonder if Kirby would be afraid of that? Then again, I don't think he'll need another cut for a long time...
 
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