Poodle Dog Grooming : Poodle Dog Grooming: Trimming the Top Knot


And scissoring the poodles top knot, we’re
going to put the straight scissors away because we’re not going to need those. And we’re going
to use just the curved scissors, they have a curved edge, so you can get the curve on
the poodle’s top knot. Rosie has kind of a thin top knot, so we’re just going to shape
it up the way it should be shaped up. You take and you comb all the hair over to one
side and you scissor the edges off. You don’t want to scissor too much into the head you
want to stay on top of the ear there. And comb it all to the front, scissor around the
top. You notice I’m not going back like this I’m staying right ahead and we’re just doing
in front of the eyes. You can rest your scissors on the nose, it will help. Hopefully your
dog is as good as Rosie. And then we fluff this up like so, start from the back of the
head and rest your,
again this is not a show dog head, it’s not a competition grooming head, it’s just a little
pet Rosie head. Around to the back and we’ll come to the front, pull it down on the side,
around the edge of the eyes and back and I’m going to rest right here. And then clean up the areas that you haven’t
cleaned up yet.

21 thoughts on “Poodle Dog Grooming : Poodle Dog Grooming: Trimming the Top Knot

  • As a judge and exhibitor of poodles
    I am cringing watching this video
    why are you using curved shank scissors on a top knot?
    and why are you not warning people about pointing the scissor AWAY from the eyes
    your video is made in good will
    but most watchers dogs will not be standing this still

    This is a job for proffesional well trained people dogs can be seriousy injured by inexperienced owners

  • crazy scissors.. watch out for them eyes.. she did that too fast. like really fast. i take forever. jeeze this makes me feel slow.

  • thank you so much I was having a difficult time with the tops of my toy and mini poodles this helps a lot!!!!

  • A dog should be groomed as though the groomer will be judged on it. No matter if it's a pet or show or competition. I don't liek that it's fine if it's not perfect because it's not a competition. Every dog I groom has to be as perfect as I can make it, no matter what.

  • what a horrible cut on that dog. I agree not a very good groomer. Just because the dog in not a show dog or competition dog doesnt mean she shouldnt look good!!!

  • What a beautiful poodle! She is so well behaved 🙂 My dog wiggles when the groomer shaves and cuts his hair

  • Its all great and all… but she grabs his muzzle too much… methinks… Rosie seems very tame for such roughish handling…

  • I am not a a show poodle groomer, in the video I let people know that this is not a show head or competition grooming. Obviously there is more than one way to do this, and I would not expect a show judge to like it. This video is for Pet Groomers and people who are already grooming. anyone working with a dog and scissors can see you need to use the scissors with caution.

  • LOL… I had only 1 minute video clip to show each technique, and we did 100 of them . WHEW! We did finish grooming her all the way after the video shooting. My grooming is very professional and I have quite a client base.

  • Ya know whats funny? I groom my poodle myself and came up with my own clip style and I only use a basice paere of dog clippers and mustash clippers and EVERYONE always asks my where I get her done! lol 🙂 But I do want to watch your videos and learn something. I LOVE THE POODLE 🙂

  • I think she's done ok. She's not claiming to be a poodle expert, just going over the basics. This poodles coat is pretty short but I did a black standard poodle myself today with short coat as she's growing it out from the last groomer who shaved her down, which could easily be the case here. I think some of these comments are harsh and not constructive. A big part of what makes an excellent groomer is thier ability to help improve skills and knowledge without insulting eachother.

  • i think she did a great job for "pet" grooming, your comments are harsh and the most important thing in grooming is how the dog is treated. with love and kindness,which i think she showed. your probably a character out of the movie"Best in Show"

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