If you asked for your dog to be "stripped"-

(13 Posts)
BertrandRussell Wed 25-May-16 13:46:21

.what would you do you went to collect her and she's obviously been clipped- and the groomer said " Oh, it's the same thing"?

PolkaHeart Wed 25-May-16 13:49:21

Personally, I'd tell them that's not what I asked for, not pay & find a different groomer!

How can they not know that stripping is different?!

Deadnettle Wed 25-May-16 13:50:37

What PolkaHeart said!

LilCamper Wed 25-May-16 14:01:18

It is so not the same thing! Find a different groomer!

BertrandRussell Wed 25-May-16 14:07:38

I only used this one because my usual one was fully booked for the next 3 weeks and I wanted dog smart for a charity dog show on Monday. She came recommended by a doggy friend, and when I talked to her on the phone she seemed to know all about how to do Borders. Big mistake.sad

tabulahrasa Wed 25-May-16 14:08:04

I know it's not the same thing and I purposely pick dogs that don't need groomed on purpose because I can't be bothered with it...so I'd be pretty shocked at a groomer knowing less than me. hmm

QuestionableMouse Wed 25-May-16 15:19:06

I doubt it's a case of knowing less and is more a case of clipping being easier than stripping.

BertrandRussell Wed 25-May-16 16:56:45

She charged half as a "gesture of goodwill". I wish I had refused to pay now.

TrionicLettuce Wed 25-May-16 16:58:06

Obviously not much help right now but if you get in touch with your regional branch of the breed club they might well be able to recommend someone local to you who can do proper hand stripping.

tattychicken Wed 25-May-16 16:58:45

Clipping a wire haired dog can wreck their coat. That's really bloody annoying!

Sgtmajormummy Wed 25-May-16 17:04:32

It's absolutely not the same thing and it's going to take ages to get back to the original look (previous wire fox terrier owner here). Stripping leaves the topcoat hair with naturally tapering ends, rather than the blunt ends left by clippers .
This groomer obviously doesn't know her stuff. Word of mouth is your only recourse, I'm afraid.

BertrandRussell Wed 25-May-16 17:11:54

I know. She looks OK, but if you know what you're looking for she''s all soft and the wrong colour.

I suppose that's why this woman had an appointment and my usual groomer didn't. Oh well, lesson learned. It'll have grown back by the winter.

SweetLathyrus Wed 25-May-16 23:45:05

I would be really concerned about a groomer who thought it 'was the same thing',. My WCS goes to a groomer who really understands stripping, I wouldn't let anyone who didn't touch him. Clipping will ruin the natural look of the coat. You're not to blame, OP, but other owners need to know that this groomer doesn't know their stuff.

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