When a trip to the groomer's leaves this dog with a new haircut, he starts to look an awful lot like a seal.
Sometimes, haircuts don't always turn out like we expect. If you've ever suffered a trip to the hair salon where you felt you needed a hat before heading out into public again, then you already understand this.
When this dog headed into the groomer's, we bet he never knew that he'd come out with a case of mistaken identity. Seal? Dog? Which is it?
This cute pup ended up with a haircut which makes him look uncannily like a seal when he has his ears down. This is solved when he pricks his ears, but he can only do that so many times a day. Take a look - doesn't this dog look just like a seal?
Unexpected grooming experiences happen to many dogs and their owners. One good way to ensure that your dog's grooming turns out the way that you want it to is to have a clear conversation with the groomer about what you're looking for.
If you have a particular cut in mind, bring along pictures if possible. If the groomer suggests a new cut that you're unsure about, ask if they have pictures or examples. Making sure that you and the groomer understand each other is a good way to ensure that you'll be happy with the results.
Don't forget to also make sure that the groomer you're working with is well qualified and experienced. An experienced groomer will be better prepared to produce a quality cut, and they'll often have the knowledge to be able to advise you about cuts that are appropriate for your dog.
Finding a good groomer can take a bit of time, so don't be afraid to ask other dog owners for recommendations.
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