SHEAR SERIES ~ Maltese Dog Grooming Shears Series

Shear Series – Part 1:    Opening New Dog Grooming Shears

 

The Shear Company’s we show you are just a few of the many wonderful shear company’s available to groomers today.   These shears just happen to be the ones we have enjoyed using at Maltese Obsession Grooming.   The BEST way to buy shears to go try and test them out at a dog show to see how they FEEL and FIT in your hands.   The THUMB sizes can be fit to your thumb size using inserts to make the thumb hold smaller if you have slender fingers.   Working with profession shear manufacturers provides you with shear sharpening and a higher quality of customer service.    Check out dog grooming shows like GROOMEXPO, GROOMEXPOWEST, SUPERZOOM, Intergroom as these big dog shows will also host many of the shear manufacturers.

Chris Christensen Shears have been in our hands since we first learned to groom.   We started out with the Celestial Series.    Our favorites in the series are the Celestial 4.5″ Pixi CURVED Shear.   Our favorite Chris Christensen Thinner/Blenders are the 6.0″ inches MERLYN Blenders/Thinners    These are usually less expensive via Cherrybrook Pet Supplies at $78 currently on sale vs the $140 price on the Chris Christensen website.   Great deal to get these Chris Christensen Shears via Cherybrook.

 

Sensei SWVL Shears in the video have the swiveling rotating thumb and are pretty pricey, but well worth the price.   I picked up the 3 shears (1 Straight 7 Inch, Curved 7 inch and Chunkers) via a Grooming Show Special directly through Sensei     These thinners come in 25 teeth, 37 teeth or 57 teeth.    Each have a different use for pro-groomer and we won’t confuse the issue by talking about the differences in this particular post.

You can get these shears directly from the SENSEI website or you can go via AMAZON and I’ve added the links below.

The Kenchii Shears that we opened in this video are the Kenchii FIVE STAR Series, one of the more affordable lines they carry.   These can be purchased directly via Kenchii or via Amazon.    We have NOT YET tested these shears out to say whether we would recommend them or not.   WE ARE IN NO WAY ENDORSING the Kenchii line of shears as a good trial use of these babies are needed before we can determine whether they are worth their price tag (even though they are probably one of the least expensive shears in the Kenchii line).

If you are NEW to grooming, then you can look for less expensive shears to start out.   We recommend lengths from 4.5″ – 7″ maximum.   A great starter set is 1 STRAIGHT, 1 CURVED and 1 BLENDER/THINNER.    While less expensive STRAIGHTS and CURVES can work just fine, it is pretty hard to find good blenders that don’t bend hair (YUCK) ~~~ so a cheap blender will DAMAGE a good coat, so don’t waste even $30 on a cheap blender…..just sayin’ **<(^.^)>**

 

 

 

Some Less Expensive Great Starter Shear Sets:



Maltese GROOMING: MATS and How we safely trim mats

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MO Fashion == clothes and headband available in OUR STORE

Lavender Jacket       & PINKY PINKY Sofy Fuzzy Jacket

Madan COMB available at http://TopLinePet.com

Ice on Ice Detangling and Conditioning Spray

PurePaws Silk Basics Conditioning Spray or Pure Paws Reconstructing Conditioning Spray 10% Discount Code is MO10

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GROOMING: Teeth Brushing ~ Maltese Teeth Brushing Tutorial

 

We hope you enjoy watching us brush our teeth so that we can KISS KISS our humans!

 

NOTE:    Normally the CET Virbac Vanilla Mint toothpaste should cost between $8-$12 dollars depending on where you can find it.   It is sold on Amazon, Chewy’s, Doctor Foster and Smith and in your local specialized/boutique pet supply stores.    Sometimes this particular flavor sells out, so we like to stock up when the price is good and supply is available.      Many dogs and their humans really love the chicken and beef flavored toothpaste as well.

 

UPDATE:   January 2016   VANILLA MINT TOOTHPASTE IS BACK IN STOCK


 

Dreamy Chiffon & Pearl Hair Bling in 5 Colors!

GROOMING: Pinky Maltese Korean Style Face ~ Asian Style Dog Groom

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Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese

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Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess - Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese
Pinky is a Korean Princess – Korean cut Face on a Pretty Maltese


Maltese GROOMING: Uppity-Do-Dah Hairstyles

Many people had requested a video showing you how we put up Cosette’s hair for the Black and White photo.cropped-IMG_6750_sm.jpg

It is VERY IMPORTANT to NEVER include any of the EAR LEATHER when doing any type of hairstyles.   We ALWAYS check to ensure that ZERO SKIN is in any tied up hair, therefore only HAIR is banded.

 

The necklaces, and some of the hair accessories are sold in our MOBLING store.

 

Thank you and Happy Grooming!
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Maltese Face Washing ~ Shampoo and Washing Maltese Beard and Face ~ Mini MO Facial SPAW

We show you are latest routine for washing and cleaning around the face. This is a ‘IN-Between’ baths face washing that has helped to whiten Dolce’s face and keep her muzzle very clean and healthy.

If you see our previous videos from ONE YEAR ago, Dolce’s tear stains and muzzle stains have very much whitened.   We added this new regime of shampooing the face and beard with the SHOW Premium SLS Free shampoo just before Christmas 2014.   We saw immediate results in cleaning up of all the dogs faces, while adding such a fresh smell to their kissable muzzles.

Tropiclean Blueberry Facial scrub can be found on Amazon   

Show Premium Pet products can be found at pishpad.com

MOBling is available on our website at

 

Happy Easter 2015 from Team Maltese Obsession

Happy Easter to all of our friends.   We appreciate every one of our friends we have made through our Maltese Obsession journey.   We share with you a little video EASTER GIFT basket, where the Team MO girls dress up in their Easter finest and show you ‘LIFE at Team MO’