Grooming Tips

Getting Started with Grooming Ears

by Kate Barton
Morgan, Flat-coated Retriever.

This article is designed with the novice in mind, as ears can be very intimidating. When it comes to grooming, every cut counts, meaning everyone will see the end results of your trimming. I hope to aid you in some good results that you will be proud to say you did the grooming yourself! The ideas in this article are from watching, asking questions, applying, experimenting, etc. This is not "expert advice"!

A lot of what you will do will be by trial and error, so don't expect to start out perfect the first time, and don't be surprised if you make a big goof your 1000th time! Each dog's ears are slightly different, and/or you may be going for a different "look".

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