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Pam and Pups
May 11 at 20:43
Grooming at Home

I am considering getting a grooming arm and harness for those times that I bathe the girls myself--for keeping them still and in one spot while I comb them. This is really more for Molly than Mindy on two counts----Molly is the playful one and is always getting into things and she is also the wiggleworm that does not like to get groomed.

I have found a "arm" that attaches to a table but am wondering if it will fit on a regular folding table.

Someone out there is going to know just what I need, so please advise!

Thanks,
Pam

Katie and Linda
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Member PageMember Page May 11 at 20:54
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Hi Pam
I am attempting to groom Katie too.
I did purchase a grooming arm with the attaching leash above her, and it does work great.
I got my arm from Dr. Foster's.
The table I use is a stand for a computer, and the arm attaches with a clamp that you screw unto the top of the table. I didn't want to purchase a table, too expensive. If the table top is an even thickness, throughout the top, the arm with the clamp should work great.
Good luck with grooming. Hope I have helped.
Katie and Linda

Pam
May 11 at 21:16
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Leslie,
Yes, thanks. That is just the type of info I needed.

I will order one!

Pam

Katie and Linda
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 06:26
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Sorry, I am Linda with Katie.
I know there is a lot of Katie's on here.
But, glad my info helps.
Katie and Linda

Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 06:13
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I think they attach to any table. Just ensure you put a rubber mat on top. I used to use a car mat. Only 0.99 !!
XXX.
The Oregon Girlies...
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Member PageMember Page May 11 at 22:31
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Thank you for that, I was wondering that very thing.
xxxBetty and the Girlies

Schooner and Annie
May 12 at 07:43
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I use a grooming table and an arm.
Got the table at a dog show, a little cheaper than the catalogs.

(why don't they call them dog-alogs?)


If you get the arm, be sure the table you use has the top that gives enough room for clamping.
What I mean is, some folding tables have a metal thing that comes down a couple of inches in from the edge of the table,
kind of to hide the legs when it is folded.
Make sure you have enough room to clamp properly.
I am considering getting a second arm because real wigglers, like my two, still turn around and move quite a bit.
Nearly drives one nuts!!

Rosie Rocket
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 07:49
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You can buy an adjustable frame that clamps on either side of the grooming table, you can adjust the height in the same way as the arm. RR's Mum

Schooner and Annie
May 12 at 08:14
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I know. that's the kind I have.
Thanks for the suggestion.

The problem is that S. and A.
turn around.
So what ever side I have it on they turn and show me their butts!!
Tee heee.
With two arms, and two leashes holding them, they can't spin around.

Doesn't hurt, just tells them they can't do spins!

Cheryl
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 14:52
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Ha ha --- that's exactly what Reg and Roo do --- show me their fuzzy little butts. Little monsters!

Rosie Rocket
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 08:38
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Its a shame they don't make something that attaches to their tails as well isnt it. :O) Jan

Maisie's DAD
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 08:37
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Looks like I'll have to get my inventive mind going here,
How about a board with four, like mini wellington boots attached to it, you just plonk the dog in it, it cant run, turn round, or escape!,
We could even have a head attachment, like a set of stocks, they put their head thought to get the treat on the other side, 'Quick Clamp'!!!,, Dog secured!
(Great for teeth cleaning too!)
Then after main body has been groomed you can take each foot out individually to trim and attend to nails. Perfect contraption !! Tee Hee
Jack

Rosie Rocket
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 08:41
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While you are at it Jack, something to convince a wriggly Beardie pup to lie on his side, then back and then the other side to be groomed. Jan
SMomBecky
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 11:35
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If you have crates, Judy Young's son makes a great crate topper that you can use for grooming. You can also get a grooming arm to attach to it. You can pick the colors you want too to match your decor LOL. No, I don't get a commission either!!
Cheryl
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Member PageMember Page May 12 at 14:59
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My husband has something called a Black and Decker Workmate and I put a plywood board on that, and it has these things that you can use to tighten up the grip on the board, and I can clamp the grooming arm on it and top the board with a piece of inexpensive carpeting.

Works for me, except the dogs still turn around and show me their butts!!!
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