My Boy Has Been Groomed and I Saved At Least $30!

By boy, I mean dog. I do this myself, in my home. I do not own a grooming table. Sometimes I wish I did, though. I sit on the floor and do my thing. It is not very easy on my legs, back or neck. I know that if I did have a table my body would thank me, but I don’t think my baby boy would enjoy it as much as he does. He even falls asleep during the cut! He’s so sweet. πŸ™‚
I started doing it myself because it seemed every time I got him back from the groomer’s I wasn’t very happy. He always had clipper lines all over. Maybe it’s because my mom does hair (on people, not dogs), but seeing those clipper lines drove me crazy. I paid a lot of money for him to be groomed and I didn’t feel like he should have lines all over the place.
One day, after picking Tank up from a visit to the salon, I finally told my husband that I could leave clipper lines for a lot less money. We decided to go price some dog clippers and see what I could do.
We didn’t look at anything fancy, I wasn’t planning on going into business or anything. We just headed to Walmart to see what they offered. I ended up buying a set for about the same price as ONE visit to the groomer. So if I can pull off a decent looking cut we’ll save tons of money!
That was years ago, and today I am still my little man’s groomer.


Isn’t he precious?!?!
To this day I use the same clippers we purchased at least 5 years ago, maybe 6. It may be time for a new set, but it has definitely been much more cost effective to do it myself. He looks great, people often ask where he gets it done and are always surprised when I tell them it was me. πŸ™‚
I hope everyone has had an amazing Monday, gotten in some exercise and eaten healthy! I walked 3 miles today. πŸ™‚

What are some things you do to help save your family money?

3 thoughts on “My Boy Has Been Groomed and I Saved At Least $30!

      • I think some crazy person came up with the idea, and now vets and people alike believe that nails should be small and manageable, but getting there is like pulling your own teeth out of your face. I hate it… I have taken my dog in to get it done and that ends up being worse then if I spend 80 hours trying to coax my dog into allowing one nail to be touched. He pees on the technician which makes for an interesting story but an upset dog and tech. The last time I took him in I made him go to the bathroom before he went in (he knows the saying go potty) and when I came back to get him the tech told me he pooped on her. OH MY GOD MY DOG! So anyway yeah it’s funny as hell but my dog literally makes it a shitty nightmare.

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