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I have a 4 month old named Kolby. He is the mellowest dog I have ever had. We have always had labs before with little grooming needs. Do you trim around the eyes so they can see better? If so how do you go about this?
 

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We will use our fingers to grab the hair (so our hand is protecting the eyes) and trim the hair the comes through our fingers (if that makes sense). That way if our doodle moves while we're cutting, we have protection against their eyes.
 

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I do the same as Leslie...cut the hair above my fingers so as i use professional hair cutting scissors that are extremely sharp.

Max was taught at an early age to "sit still"and the word "up"
and i try to trim in him in the bathroom only so when he hears these words and sees the scissors he sits straight as an arrow and doesn't move unless i ask him to.

Peanut recently took 3 days to learn how to stay still and trust me.

We're working on Beau, seems if he's in his doodle pose he could care less then.

It takes a few days of trying before our doodles started to completely trust us, now they're easy to trim
 

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I do the same as Leslie and Annmaire. Cacao will only seat still for so long. So she may take a day or two to get a nice trim.
 

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I let the groomer do it when he goes to day care. I can't imagine how he'd turn out if I did it!! :lol:
I have to tell you that your user name popped my eyeballs! :shock:
I'm andi at another forum and for a second thought I was at the other forum when I saw this... :lol:
Welcome andi!
I use andi at the other forum because I scrambled the name Linda.......didn't like landi so made it andi! :?
 

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ANDI....excuse LINDAMARIE as she was having a "blonde moment" which seems to be par for the course on this forum for many members
(including me...there said it before Gene or other hooligans could) :wink:
 

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OK OK OK !!

NOT when i groom MYSELF....
but when I do the grooming for the doodles myself!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't chance the hooligans picking up on that one!
:lol: 8) :lol:
 

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MaxandMe said:
ANDI....excuse LINDAMARIE as she was having a "blonde moment" which seems to be par for the course on this forum for many members
(including me...there said it before Gene or other hooligans could) :wink:
HHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :lol:
:p Well said annmarie! :mrgreen:
 

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cocoandjane said:
OK OK OK !!

NOT when i groom MYSELF....
but when I do the grooming for the doodles myself!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't chance the hooligans picking up on that one!
:lol: 8) :lol:
This should have come with a coffee warning!! :lol:
 

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Hi Andi, welcome! You must excuse the hooligans...or else join them! (I prefer the latter!!)

I clip the hair around my dog's eyes. I use a similar method as the others (slipping the hair in between my fingers, like "finger sissors" and placing the palm of my hand over their eyes) and I only do this when my dogs are sleeping. They usually sleep right through it!

Be very careful of the dog licking while you have sissors clipping...it is very easy to slip and I have heard of people clipping the dog's tongue! Yikes!
 

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lmtoth2 said:
We will use our fingers to grab the hair (so our hand is protecting the eyes) and trim the hair the comes through our fingers (if that makes sense). That way if our doodle moves while we're cutting, we have protection against their eyes.
That's what I do, and only after coming home from the dog park.
 
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