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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When DIY Dog Grooming Goes Wrong

Ruby contemplates DIY dog grooming on Wordless Wedneday

When dog grooming becomes a failed craft project

Ruby doesn't notice she has a funny hair cut from home grooming on BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

When DIY grooming goes wrong and your fur becomes a failed craft project

Every once in awhile my assistant gets the bright idea to save some money and groom me at home. 

DIY is clearly not her thing. 

You can read more about our DIY philosophy and epic fails here. 



  1. you look super cute anyway...because you are always beautiful! the staff once groomed the foxterrier at home and it was a complete fail...not to mention the fail-fail as they went to a groomer what did only poodles and gave the poor pup a poodle-cut what was totally not terrier-fic :o)

  2. Mom grooms us at home, but for us it's just nail dremeling, and coat stripping so not much can go wrong. After a few months, things get out of hand and she has to take us in for a professional coat stripping.

  3. Ruby I'm happy to see the assistant did not shave off all your girly curls.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  4. Hari OM
    All I see is the cuteness - am way beyond the appearances!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. A year ago we had the Shelties groomed by a different groomer. It was horrible! They looked like they had done it themselves. They literally had chunks of hair missing. Bad; very bad. Never will I go back there. A good groomer is worth their weight in treats. Hugs.

  6. she looks great im way to scared to groom tuvok myself

  7. WE think you look great Ruby!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Believe me Ruby, I know ALL ABOUT DIY dog grooming fails.
    To be honest, I tihnk you got off lightly.
    Toodle pip!

  9. Oh Ruby...been there, and it didn't go well. We finally just hid the clippers from her!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. WE think you look GRRRRRRRReat Ruby.

    Did your mom use the Clippers and the Dremel Tool?

  11. We ALWAYS have DIY grooming, so we have a few days of looking weird before SHE snips off all the sticky-out bits. So we're not going to say anything. But we think you look SWEET (as always.)

  12. Your beauty always shines through, Ruby - you look pawfectly adorable to us.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  13. You look like you've stepped out of a magazine! You rock that hairstyle, girl!!!

  14. I tried to trim/groom our golden retriever Moses myself, once. It was a complete disaster and I never tried it again!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. I get groomed at home ~ it saves us $60 and we have some quality time together even if I have a Scotty unibrow and a fluffy tail. Lee doesn't think I have to be perfect just a good boy! Once she took her last Scot to a new groomer only to pick him up looking like a poodle ~ now that is really freaky.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. Aw, rats. That happened here recently too, but it involved a human and a set of clippers. No photos were taken, sadly. But we won't be trying that again anytime soon!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  17. UhOh....My Mom gets those urges too every so often. Glad I have short hair BUTT I sure feel sorry for my 4 sissies with long hair.

    (PeeS....I'm not really that sorry...BOL)

  18. Aw, we think you're cute no matter what, Ruby.

  19. BOL at least your not naked.

    Aroo to you,

  20. I still think that you're incredibly cute, Ruby! I can't even see what "went wrong". Keep on running and having fun!

  21. jYou always look beautiful sweet Ruby!

  22. You look fine! Mom says the curls are very forgiving!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  23. We think you're beautiful, Ruby. It must be nice to have less fur weighing you down. Your comments reminded me of the times in middle school where my Mom demanded I let her cut my bangs to avoid paying for a haircut. One time ... yeah. One inch bangs were not in. I got pretty good at it though :)

  24. What do you mean?? I think you look fabulous! Send Ma over here, Phoebe needs a groom Big Time!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  25. My sisfur, Bessie the Basset Hound says, "Woof Woof!" She is trying to say, "You look pretty sharp to me!"


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