I am looking for a good grooming table, foldable and sturdy enough for when my boy is full grown. I expect he'll go over 75 pounds...probably closer to 85 or so...And what size is good? The 42 inch? And height? I'm about 5 foot 3... I looked at the Midwest and the General Cage tables...they seem reasonable priced.
Also, saw the "metrologic air force flexi dryer" which allows hands free drying...anyone have or heard of this? Its on sale for about 60 bucks...
I also looked at the brushes everyone spoke about, the All Systems and the Chris Christensen...what size is good? The Chrissy brushes come in alot of different sizes for different coats...
If anyone has any suggestions and wants to pm me, please do.
|Carl? I believe that you're being summoned...|
|I just wanted to say (give praise) that my Chris Christensen's brush has made life SO much easier. I don't know the correct size. I just started using the one I got for my maltese. Anyway, I was told that it will change how I view grooming and I thought... what the hell is a brush going to do that looks just like my cheaper ones? Oh my goodness, it works 100 times better and easier! I am so in love and if the size is different for OES' ..then I plan on buying that one too!|
|Everybody uses something different so you'll get a ton of input on this! (Carl, where are you?!?!)
Here is info on a couple of things that I use. I'll add in the Cherrybrook item numbers so that you can see what they are.
Christensen slicker 37-033 $27.95
#1 All Systms Ultimate Pin Brush 13-045 $14.95
Christensen Gold Brush 35mm 13-100-35 $39.95 (This one is good for puppy coat and is easy on the hands when grooming but with an adult dog, you'll lose some coat with the long tines)
Rescoe #80 Comb 14-084 $13.95 (Super wide tines)
Matbreaker brand stripper 33-015 $14.95
I have a stand dryer that was given to me so I lucked out there. I have no idea what brand or model number it is but now that I have it, I never want to be without it!!!
|I had lots of things to keep Guinness lookin good but had help from Maxmn,verveup and maggie mc gee IV!! I don't have a grooming table use a dining table in my basement(I may never be able to serve food on it again!) My kids bought me a oster table/crate dryer for christmas it was $175.00 but is wonderful!! I bought the things maxmn suggested on her post. Alond with three or four brushes The matbreaker stripper comb is great and I use (I think it is called the right stuff someone help me) diluted in a spray bottle . If I could only get Guinness to use the brushes...........|
|Cindy, it's "THE STUFF".|
|We have the Hindes pin brushes - #6012 and I think 6303 or 6306 or something like that (I can't find it at the moment).
We are borrowing a friend's dryer - K9 II - and it is great. It's not hands free but is very powerful.
Our table is 24x36 and I love the size. The legs fold, so it is portable.
Have fun shopping!
Well it is the right " the stuff" for me... Thanks !!! More and more senior moments
|Hi, if you think you truly are interested in showing, you should really get a hands free stand dryer. It helps so much in separating the hairs as you groom while drying. I know everyone is different, but I would say 99% of the people that show OES find it easier.|
Carl? I believe that you're being summoned...
Thanks ButtersStotch, I think.... It seems I am developing a "reputation"
I have posted on dryers, basic dryer maintenance and use, dryers vs blowers - what you are discussing is a blower - brushes, brush selection and use and brush maintenance quite extensively. If you click on my profile and then select find all posts by member you can scroll through previews and then read the ones that are the most relevant. However to get you going you can start with the following threads:
http://forum.oes.org/viewtopic.php?p=132499#132499 about 9 posts down
http://forum.oes.org/viewtopic.php?p=121627#121627 the pin brushes I use quite successsfully and much less expensive than Chris Christensen.
http://forum.oes.org/viewtopic.php?p=83618#83618 a discussion on shampoos
Each of these has a number of further links embedded. I hope they help you get started and don't hesitate to ask if you have further questions.
When you buy a table get the biggest one you can. It will give you a better margin of safety and it is really hard to "guesstimate" their final size so you could end up getting one that is to small. The largest commonly available grooming tables are 42" x 24" and the heights are pretty much all 29"-30" except for tables dedicated to "toy breeds" at 33"-35", which of course won't fit our guys. One day I'll get rich and buy an electric adjustable height table and build an extra large top for it.
You may also want to consider a grooming arm which really helps by keeping the dog facing one direction and standing while you do the "final fluff and finishing.
If you haven't already done so take a few minutes to read and review my photo essays listed at the top of the grooming forum. They have been reasonably well received and helped a number of members here improve their grooming techniques.
Thanks and Cheers
|Ooops, my table isn't 36" long, it's 48" long!
So 24 x 48 is the size I love.
|Wow, great information! Thank you!!! I now have a specific list of what I need. Looking around was soooo confusing My breeder was recommending items but I think she was trying to avoid me spending too much money...Once I told her I have the money tree in the backyard, like the other guy I saw from Florida, she gave me some specifics and they were just what everyone here has said! Didn't get much shooping done last night but will today during Superbowl!
Now, I am tryint to talk my husband into heating the garage and running water installed so I can groom in there...already talked him into taking down the holly tree...for me no one listens...for the dog, its anything he needs!
Thanks again everyone...and if anyone has any more suggestions about what the like or don't like, please let me know...
|The only thing I would add to these suggestions is an electric table if it fits your budget. They last forever and really save your back.|
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