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  1. I’ve found using a bucket or a large sponge, although not as efficient, works really well for dogs that don’t like the water.

  2. Absolutely no on the furminator! As a professional groomer, even in corporate salons where they sell the furminator package, we are told to throw that out. It’s a blade and won’t just pull undercoat, but will cut topcoat and has been known to cut skin. The Artero slicker works great and is flexible so is less likely to give brush burn. You absolutely need a comb to check your work and make sure there are no mats/impacted coat, and the undercoat rake is a good choice as well.

  3. Oh no!!! I did NOT mean that tool!! I meant the undercoat RAKE they make. I would never ever ever use that!!! Tried once several years ago on my Corgi & immediately got rid of it. This is a frequent discussion on several dog forums, pro & against. I am 100% AGAINST it!!!

  4. Thank goodness! Furminator tools are always made very gimmicky and not the best quality; undercoat rakes have little blades on the inside so I would be safe and spend the extra little bit on an Andis undercoat rake. That’s what all my coworkers use

  5. All spiders can bite, and have venom, but jumping spiders are very calm and friendly. Research has shown cognitive function in them that no other spider shows!

  6. These can go shorter and it will make it recede better. When I try to make the quick recede, I make the nail surrounding the quick as thin as possible. I round out all around it so that the quick is nearly exposed at the tip of the nail but not to where it's poking out or painful.

  7. I’m a student groomer and have been doing nails for 3 years and I’ve watched so many videos and read so many articles and this is by far the most helpful I’ve watched/read. Thank you!

  8. Yeah I go to the health dept in Florida after just moving and I didn’t have to pay a single dime because I didn’t see a doctor, which is a massive difference from where I came from in GA which charges based off income.

  9. Dust your hands with baby powder or cornstarch when it starts to get clammy. That way it’s easy to brush off/wash off

  10. Groomers helper should be parallel to the breast bone, and the noose should be tight enough that it doesn’t appear to have slack, but if you push on it, there’s give

  11. We need servers to quit en masse; general strike for restaurant servers until congress legislates that minimum wage is all across the board, not excluding tipped workers

  12. Easier said then done considering most servers live paycheck to paycheck, and the vast majority of servers are students using it as a transitional job to pay off student loans before they start their career. No one is willingly going to deprive themselves of money needed to pay their bills and eat because companies aren’t being made to pay a living wage.

  13. like i completely understand the exploitation by restaurants and that tips are essentially subsidizing the restaurant to not pay their employees but just as i “choose to work there” you “choose to eat out” go fuck yourself.

  14. It’s such a simple concept and yet people don’t understand. If you don’t agree with tipping then don’t eat out. Don’t go out to eat and expect to be waited on if there’s no incentive for someone to wait on you.

  15. How did you train her? Luring? Or capturing? As a rat lover and soon to be dog trainer, I’m extremely intrigued.

  16. I highly recommend Merryfield Pet Grooming School in South Florida. The instructors are amazing, with two instructors being NDGAA certified. If I remember correctly, one of the instructors are among the leaders in the US for handstripping, and we placed in the top three in either all or almost all(I can’t remember) at the Career Start competitions at Fun in the Sun this year. It’s accredited so you can get student loans for it, and they accept VA benefits.

  17. The larvae don’t just eat aphids, they eat a -shitton- of aphids.

  18. The larvae don’t just eat a shitton of aphids, they eat everything. They will try to eat you if given the chance

  19. If you have the means to move for around 8-10 months, I would check out one of two accredited grooming schools in the us; Merryfield Grooming School or Pets Playground. Both are located in South Florida (one in Fort Lauderdale and one in Pompano) I personally attended Merryfield, which took around 9 months. You get financial aid and you’re trained by NDGAA certified groomers, which is necessary to get your NDGAA certification if that’s something that interests you. I did big box grooming for a little bit and hated it; you can get subpar grooms but nothing like the clean scissor work of show or good quality grooms. If you want to be trained right, find a private salon that’s NDGAA certified or go to school

  20. If you don’t agree with tip culture, stop going out to eat. Employers will be forced to pay full minimum wage instead of making up a couple of dollars here and there. But don’t go out to eat, expect the hand and foot service you’re used to, and then not tip knowing that person will have catered to you for bare minimum. You’re not fighting the system you’re just screwing over one person.

  21. Um, you are owed money, then! I worked at a restaurant that didn’t pay the difference, and someone turned them in, and we all got a check for the what they owed us in wages.

  22. We get paid the difference at the end of the work week, so if I only get tipped enough in a day to put me at $5.00/hr, but someone the next day tipped me just enough to put me $2.25 about minimum wage the next day, I wouldn’t get paid. As long as the ending check is equivalent to $7.25/hr you don’t get paid the difference. But no one would be a server if they only got paid $7.25 an hour, so that’s why tips still exist and people still server. Because the chance of them getting paid a living wage is way higher when people feel like they’re getting more service out of you. Tip culture didn’t start from companies paying their workers less; it started when patrons would want higher quality service so they give them an incentive to treat their table better by putting a tip on the end of the table at the beginning of service. No one would go out if servers only got paid minimum wage because servers would no longer have incentive to kiss people’s asses. It would literally be fast food culture.

  23. When a female dog gets spayed, the resource guarding tends to increase tenfold. Although it would’ve been better to wait to get her fixed, there’s a good chance that this still wouldn’t have changed anything. We just recently fixed out 5 year old female husky who had never even shown a single sign of being aggressive, and now she will literally get into standoffs with our other dogs over toys. This, however, does sound like it can also be blamed partially on genetics. If her parents came from a puppy farm/backyard breeder, there’s a good chance she was probably inbred and there’s a definite chance they did not monitor the temperament of the dogs they bred. Aggression can also be neurological, and there’s a good chance that her being spayed has thrown her hormones out of wack, allowing genetic aggression to become more prominent. I would recommend seeing if an anxiety medicine may help, accompanied with completely ignoring her when she shows the slightest bit of aggression. To the point where if she’s laying on you and growls or snarls, immediately stand up and walk away. Also, do not try to take toys or treats from her. Instead, offer a trade off with a high valued treat, throwing it very far away from the object you want to retrieve from her.

  24. This does make sense. Thank you. We’ve been doing trade offs her entire life, we have never ever taken anything from her or snatched it away, this was one of the first things her trainer taught us as pup loved chewing stones and our trainer said she’s more likely to swallow it while we wrestle it off her than she ever is on her own. Simply trade, and it worked amazingly. But if she has something she KNOWS she shouldn’t have (most recently the cat ripped open a bag of donuts and pushed one off the side and the pup got it) she will fight you for it and no amount of treats will cut it. It’s like she goes into a trace and totally becomes a different dog.

  25. Don’t beat yourself up, you have don’t literally everything right by your puppy. You have gotten a trainer, taken her to the groomer, and even reached out for more help when most people would’ve thrown in the towel by now. You’re doing far more than most people ever will for their dog. Your trainer is absolutely right; some breeds are just genetically conditioned to do this, especially if the breeders weren’t immediately spaying or neutering any potential sire or dam when they even showed the slightest bit of aggression. You’re working to train her out of instincts that have been genetically engrained in her; it’s not going to be an easy road at all. In the end, you may discover that her genetics over ride any amount of training you can provide for her. But don’t give your hopes up yet; the fact she’s showing signs of trying to placate after the initial aggression is positive. Sometimes, like with the donut, there’s no amount or level of treats that can distract her because the highest reward is the donut and you can’t beat that. Unless it’s a danger to her health, in those situations, it’s best to just let her have it and then trying to prevent it from happening in the future, like maybe putting up gates so she can’t access areas where there may be food that can end up on the ground. Remember also that you can’t prevent everything, you’re just trying to set her up for success by limiting her access to things or areas. In the situations where she’s near you and your movements trigger her, you are the reward (although it may not seem like it lol). That’s why immediate removal of yourself and totally ignoring her (keeping your back to her) is the best way to show her that if she wants to be around you, the behavior she just showed is not acceptable. I would also work on positive training with a muzzle, as this type of reactivity is something that could be triggered by anything and that’s liability for yourself in public. It’s not punishment, just a precaution. When you have guests, gently put her in a puppy pin or crate where she can still monitor the situation but isn’t a threat. The last thing you want to do is isolate her, because it can cause more reactivity around strangers and associate people coming over to her being locked up alone. Keep her with one groomer, and ask them if there’s anything they can teach you that you can do at home if they’re not available. I would definitely follow your trainer’s advice and look into a veterinary behaviorist, but they can be a little pricey, so I would take her to the vet and get her a complete health checkup to see if this isn’t something to do with hormones or an underlying health issue. I would then talk to them about a daily anxiety medicine that will help calm her nerves. If that doesn’t work, definitely consult a veterinary behaviorist. Also try and find her a job; ask around and see if you can find someone who can train you on agility training or search and rescue; any job that really works her brain and will wear her out. And remember that this is still an animal, and you can’t rewrite her history or her genetics so in no way is her behavior a reflection of you. You are only human, not a miracle worker. Best of luck!!! EDIT: I also read some of your other comments; this sounds a lot like this is fear induced which could be from trauma, pain, or her simply being spooked. Also remember that her favorite places to sleep or lay are resources, so before approaching those areas try the treat toss and allow her to come back once you’ve sat down. We have a male husky who will let you take toys from him, but if you try to invade his spaces, like his bed or the bathroom he likes to lay in, he will growl and has snapped at the lady who cleans my mom’s house. But it’s also important that when they do this, you don’t continue to advance but you also don’t turn around and walk away. Remain there in the same position until they calm down so they know that what they’re doing doesn’t get the outcome they want (you leaving), but also doesn’t get an outcome they want even less (you advancing).

  26. There’s several straight men in this industry. Also, this is called stopgapping, which is basically when males refuse to enter an industry or sport that’s dominated by females, even if that industry or sport was originally dominated by men. You can see this phenomenon in nursing jobs, veterinary jobs, and even cheerleading, all which were originally dominated by males until females began participating and male interest quickly dwindled. This can also be seen in fashion, such as with high heels, which were created for aristocratic men.

  27. Well, now they’re requiring a doctor’s note from me since I told them the appointment was for me and cited the ADA. :D I got a talking to, haha.

  28. I can confirm that throwaway’s comment will work. I’ve done this before. If you don’t have insurance it’s an expensive day off, but works nonetheless.

  29. As long as the waiters keep taking the blame management won't DARE to inconvenience potential customers.

  30. This. Management won’t manage unless it becomes an issue for the customers.

  31. Fuck your boss and fuck that. If you're in the US I can't imagine that that's legal.

  32. I wholeheartedly agree. I am in the US and it’s most definitely not legal. But I’ve been here for two weeks and they still haven’t given me a number to clock in so I have to write down all my hours, so jokes on them because I’m just going to give myself the extra time on a different day lol

  33. I definitely understand that. I don't mind the subscription boxes, but I just want to get the best bang for my buck. I like continuing to expand my shear collection. I was just slightly disappointed with Scissor Of The Month Club, for the past 3 boxes.

  34. Go to grooming shows. You’ll literally get high quality shears, clippers, blades, etc for stupid cheap there. They’re all over the country and they’re yearly, so just plan a nice visit and save until then. You really want to get shears that properly fit your hand to prevent over extension, so if it’s shears you’re looking for buy them in person. There is a grooming show in Orlando at the end of October if that’s near you. Another option is Black friday.

  35. Listen to the medical professional not the internet stranger with an anecdotal story from however many years ago. I am sorry your dealing with this but quality over quantity every time if there is no improvement by the time of your appointment ask your vet what your options are and what their efficacy is.

  36. Vets are diagnosing from symptoms that can mimic several ailments. The vet may not have even thought of this, so it’s not a bad idea to ask if it could be it. Vets are humans and can easily misjudge or overlook something.

  37. https://www.reddit.com/r/doggrooming/search/?q=cordless%20clipper%20recommendations&restrict_sr=1&sr_nsfw=&include_over_18=1

  38. I use the Heiniger opal- pretty lightweight, blades almost never get hot, and the battery lasts forever.

  39. The Opals appear a lot when I was doing some browsing, so I’ll definitely be looking into those. Thank you!

  40. I’m gonna check around - these weren’t that big and seemed pretty docile. Even if they were the “bad” ones I’d love to find an ootheca

  41. You’ll spot them between November all the way to May. I would go ahead and destroy any invasive oothecas, as they can produce hundreds of babies. Carolina mantis have elongated and slender oothecas that have a sequence of light and dark brown stripes. Non native oothecas will be a solid color and puffier than the native ones

  42. Looks like a European mantis, which are invasive. Slightly smaller than the Chinese mantis. They are the second most prevalent killers behind their bigger cousins, Chinese mantids. Is the face plate (space between eyes) rectangular or square? Native species will have a rectangular space with eyes farther apart and a shorter head. Native species will typically be smaller than both the Chinese and European mantis. edit: European mantis will also have a ‘bullseye’ under their arms, basically their armpits and Carolina mantis (native) will typically grow to three inches.

  43. It worked, but chipped some of the paint away in the process. ): can’t win lmao

  44. Looks like a lacewing larva maybe larva to me. If lacewing, it’s a stray from outside, they live in gardens where they prey on aphids and things.

  45. I think you’re right about the lacewing larvae. It was on my foot when it bit me, and the bite was shockingly painful with persistent itchiness for about 10 minutes after, consistent with what I was looking up when researching lacewing larvae biting humans. Apparently these things will eat/bite anything.

  46. Tweezers for scale. It was in my apartment in South Florida and now I’m paranoid there’s more. Something to worry about?

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