A girl walks into a conference…
Sounds like a set-up in need of a punchline?
Better than a one-liner, it’s the beginning of a true story about how life can change course in the blink of an eye. And it’s also the introduction to a pet-loving story between a girl and her dog. (A dog who unknowingly inspires the girl to live in the moment, catch all the fun she can, and push forward because you never know what new adventures lie ahead.)
Want to know more? Here’s a peek behind the curtain:
Meet a couple of real characters…
Chloe–a fluffy muppet of a goldendoodle dog with a nose for adventure and an ongoing obsession with a yellow tennis ball.
Jenise–Chloe’s dog mom and sidekick whose favorite adventures are any that include her muppet pup. She fully supports her kiddoodle’s obsession for yellow tennis balls. The two share endless games of fetch.
Take a peek at the back story…
A whole new world (and a pet-loving adventure) begins after Jenise is laid off from her 27-year career as an innovator and strategist at Hallmark Cards. In the blink of an eye, her world is rocked. But with Chloe by her side and through the support of her family, she decides it’s time to reinvent herself–and to put her energy into a business of her own. Through freelancing and consulting, she begins to rebuild.
As she works, Chloe patiently waits by her side until it’s time for a break–a game of fetch or two or three or four. It’s during those moments of companionship, that a new adventure ignites…and the two become the hands and paws behind the vision for Happy-Go-Doodle, a blog and brand founded in sharing as much joy with others as Chloe shares with everyone she meets.
Think. Think. Swirl. Repeat…
“Wordpress and keyword strategies and how to grow an email list…and what’s affiliate marketing, anyway?” Self-doubt swirls around in the girl’s head like a goldendoodle doing zoomies in the first winter snow.
Chloe’s happy-go-lucky attitude helps Jenise press on–along with her discovery of another joy: a social learning community called BlogPaws.
Through a Google search, BlogPaws pops up at the top of the search results. Like a dog sniffing out a treat hidden under the couch cushion, the girl joins BlogPaws–a premier social media company, a gem of a pet-loving community, a wealth of social media/blogging education, and a gold mine of new connections with pet-loving people, pet brands, and a friendly BlogPaws staff. And all of this culminates in a yearly pet blogging and social media conference.
With some coaxing from her family, she attends the BlogPaws 2017 conference in Myrtle Beach.
Which brings us to back to…
A girl walks into a conference…and discovers a pet-loving life journey…
From the moment she steps off the plane in Myrtle Beach, the connections with cool people begin. Through conversations with bloggers, brands, influencers, and speakers, the girl’s (and Chloe’s) new future begins to unfold.
A girl walks into a conference…and walks out with her suitcase packed full of swag (a.k.a. yummy treats from brand sponsors that’ll make a dog say “bow-WOW”) and her own heart filled with memories, friendships, connections…
…and even more love for pets and the people who love them.
The Happy-Go-Doodle ending?
Well, this story is still in the works as the girl and her dog set off on more blogging adventures together. But the next chapter will be written at the 2018 BlogPaws conference in April!
What will BlogPaws do for you?
We hope our BlogPaws story offers a little inspiration to you and insight into what the BlogPaws conference is all about. Wherever you are in your life journey or in your pet-loving adventures, BlogPaws could be the spark that ignites something new for you too! We hope you’ll join us at the BlogPaws 2018 Conference in our hometown of Kansas City, Missouri!
WE’RE HAPPY TO BE BLOGPAWS 2018 CONFERENCE AMBASSADORS!
Also, we couldn’t be happier or more excited to let you know that we’ll be serving as BlogPaws 2018 conference ambassadors! (Ok. I’m the official ambassador, but Chloe will be my partner and ambassa-doodle!) It’s an honor and privilege to be part of the ambassador team along with these amazing pet bloggers and influencers:
- Elizabeth Keene, Chronicles of Cardigan
- Alison Reder, Sarcastic Dog
- Joely Smith, Fashion Beyond Forty
- Dawn White, Lola the Rescued Cat
You can read the BlogPaws 2018 Ambassador bios here.
Being an ambassador is a chance for me to pay it forward–to share the kind of hospitality that I received last year from the 2017 conference ambassadors, bloggers, brands, BlogPaws staff, and so many other pet-lovers at the conference. (Read more 2017 happy conference memories here.)
Additionally, as the BlogPaws Speaker Ambassador, I’m excited to help share news about the great line-up of sessions and to help the speakers feel welcomed to the BlogPaws community and conference!
Five Tail-Wagging Things to Know About the BlogPaws 2018 Conference
1. Who’s invited? Everyone!
Friends have asked me whether the BlogPaws conference is right for them. My response? “Yes!” Chloe’s response? “Abso-doodle-ly!” I asked BlogPaws Campaign Manager Bernard Lima-Chevez who should attend the 2018 BlogPaws Conference. I loved his response:
“The BlogPaws conference is for everyone. Maybe you’re curious to see what a pet-friendly conference is all about. Maybe you have an Instagram account and you would like to do more with it. Or maybe you’re a serious blogger or social media influencer who’s ready to take your business to the next level. Wherever you are on your journey, we have something for you.”
– Bernard Lima-Chavez
2. When is the BlogPaws 2018 Conference? Where is it?
Mark your calendar, get registered, and start humming “Kansas City, Kansas City here I come…”
- Dates: April 18 – 20, 2018
- Venue: The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel
- Location: Kansas City, MO (Spoiler alert: there are many bark-worthy dog-friendly things to do in Kansas City!)
3. What makes BlogPaws unique?
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I think of it this way …“Animals and people have a great bond. Together we can change each other’s lives. #BlogPaws is the spark.” -Happy-Go-Doodle #ad #bloggerlife Click To Tweet
Plus, this year marks BlogPaws’ 10th conference anniversary! It will be an epic celebration of ten years of loving pets and bringing people together! It will be a special celebration that’s bound to become a happy memory for a lifetime!
4. How do I register?
It’s easy. You can register here and then look forward to all the new adventures that are about to begin for you! Once you register, BlogPaws will make sure you have all the information you need–and as an attendee, you’ll get to hear all the latest news first!
(Note: This code is only valid on Network, Blogger, and Small Business Rate. All others pay full price.)
Don’t wait or hesitate! There are a limited number of tickets and we don’t want you to miss out.
5. How can I learn more?
Find out more about the BlogPaws 2018 Conference in Kansas City, MO right here!
Ready to write a new chapter in your pet-loving story? Then the 2018 BlogPaws conference is right for you!
We hope you’ll catch all the BlogPaws conference happiness along with us!
Doodle kisses and tail wags!
– Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and Jenise
Have you attended a BlogPaws conference? How has BlogPaws positively impacted your life? We’d love to hear! Please comment below!
Do you have questions about this year’s BlogPaws conference? Please comment below. We’ll do our best to answer your questions or to direct you to someone who can!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Ultimate Guide to the 2018 BlogPaws Educational Sessions
As BlogPaws Speaker Ambassador and Ambassa-doodle, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I are excited to be your guides and share everything we know about the BlogPaws conference educational sessions which are a highlight of the 2018 BlogPaws Conference.
For us, being Ambassadors is like being tour guides and friendly neighbors rolled into one! We’re here to share a warm welcome from Kansas City–the home of the 2018 BlogPaws conference! (You can read our BlogPaws ambassador true story here.) Also, we’re here to help guide you through the BlogPaws educational sessions so that you can get the most out of the BlogPaws conference experience.
As with any adventure or journey, it’s fun to get prepped before you arrive. That’s where we come in! With that in mind, let’s embark on an ultimate tour of all things related to the BlogPaws conference sessions and speakers.
First of all, meet your guides!
An Overview of the BlogPaws Conference Educational Sessions Landscape
Our first goal on our ultimate tour of the BlogPaws conference sessions is to share a wide-angle view of the “educational landscape.” What types of workshops sessions are available at the conference? What subjects will you be learning? Here’s a high-level overview of the types of information that the 2018 BlogPaws conference speakers will be sharing!
#1 SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY
For Chloe and me, navigating through social media without BlogPaws would be like trying to play a game of fetch in the dark. Sure, Chloe can nose out the ball, but it’s a lot more efficient and fun in the sun! BlogPaws shines a light on the social media landscape with educational sessions led by professionals. At this year’s conference, you can attend sessions about Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, podcasting, and more.
#2 BUSINESS AND MONETIZATION STRATEGIES
There are many ways that you can monetize your blog–from publishing to sponsored posts to affiliate marketing and more. Plus, there are important business skills that come along with being a blogger, micro-influencer, or pet industry expert. At the BlogPaws 2018 conference, you’ll be able to attend sessions on copyright, brand sponsorships, pet career entrepreneurship, and affiliate marketing–just to name a few!
#3 BLOGGING KNOW-HOW
SEO? Keywords? Blogging goals? There’s so much going on behind the scenes of a blog, but you don’t have to travel the blogging road alone. With session topics such as developing blogging goals, understanding trends in SEO, and blogging with purpose, the speakers help clear the path to blogging success.
#4 CREATIVE EXPERTISE
A big part of being a blogger, an influencer, or an entrepreneur in the pet industry, is understanding how to tell YOUR story to YOUR audience in a way that they’ll love– one that’s authentic and engaging. You need the creative tools to make your story come to life. Additionally, managing your time and your resources is an important piece of the creative pie. The BlogPaws conference is a place where you can hone those skills and get expert help from the pros!
Table Topics, One-on-One Sessions, and More: Touring the Types of Sessions Offered During the Conference
Now that you have a broad view of the content, you may be wondering about the format of the educational sessions. Are they all the same? Does everyone attend all the sessions? Our next stop on our ultimate tour of the BlogPaws conference sessions is an overview of presentation formats offered at this pet-friendly, three-day event.
- Table Topics: These are casual, lunch-and-learn style sessions where a presenter shares information about a specific topic over lunch with up to 10 conference guests. There are a limited number of spaces available at the Table Topic Talks, so it’s important to sign up early!
- One-on-Ones: Yes, the name says it all! These are individual sessions with conference speakers. This is your chance to ask questions and get input that’s specific to your blog or your business! It’s a great value! However, these sessions are extremely popular and fill up fast! Be quick as a retriever chasing a fetch toy!
- Breakout sessions: With so much to share, BlogPaws offers multiple sessions during the same time period. Each break out session is led by the presenter in a format of their choosing. It could be a workshop, q & a style, or a presentation.
- Keynotes: There are two keynote speaker sessions. These are a highlight of the conference! The 2018 keynote speakers have not been announced yet, so make sure you’re following BlogPaws on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for these announcements. (Or, if you’ve already signed up for the conference, watch your email inbox for information.)
Are you ready to know more about the conference sessions and speakers?
Here are important tips on HOW to get the most out of the BlogPaws conference sessions!
As your ambassadors, we highly recommend that, if you have not already registered for the conference, do so now. There are many advantages to registering. Once you’ve signed up, you can:
- receive weekly emails from BlogPaws with the latest conference news and updates
- create your conference profile as part of the conference registration
- plan and build your personalized conference schedule on sched.org
- connect with other attendees who have registered
- check out the speaker profiles on sched.org
- add the sched.org app to your phone so that you have your schedule at your fingertips while attending the conference.
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s Tip: You can sign up for the conference right here!
Your tour of the sessions and speakers wouldn’t be complete without an easy way to register for the BlogPaws 2018 conference right here:
Now that we’ve shared the educational session landscape and how you can sign up for the BlogPaws conference, let’s meet the pros who will be leading the BlogPaws 2018 conference sessions.
Who are the people presenting at the 2018 BlogPaws conference?
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I took a little trip over to sched.org (which is your place to plan your conference schedule, read the speaker bios, learn about the sessions, etc.), and we checked out the speaker’s bios and the session overviews. Rather than tell you about the sessions and individual speakers, we decided to show you by creating word clouds from the speakers’ bios and the session overviews. We thought it would be a fun way to share who the presenters are and what educational topics are popping up! Here’s what we learned…
Get to Know Before You Go!
Want to know specific information about the speakers and the presentation topics? BlogPaws makes it easy. You can…
WATCH Facebook Lives where BlogPaws team members chat with this year’s speakers. They are available by going to the BlogPaws Facebook page. It’s a great way to get to know the speakers before you go!
FOLLOW the speakers on Twitter using the BlogPaws Twitter list.
BlogPaws Conference Tips from Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe!
As your guides, we wanted to share a few tips that we learned at our first conference last year.
- TIP #1: You won’t be in the dog house if you decide to switch your schedule and attend a different session than you’d planned. Everyone’s friendly and wants you to be able to make the most of your experience!
- TIP #2: Choose the sessions you want to attend based on your blogging or influencer goals!
- TIP #3: The BlogPaws community shares notes! If you’re not able to attend a session, ask someone to swap notes with you. Also, BlogPaws (and many of the speakers) make presentation slides available following the conference. Quite possibly, you will have access to ALL the conference sessions even though it’s physically impossible to attend each one! BowWOW!
Last of all, on our all-things-sessions-and-speakers tour, we’d like end with some thoughts from other attendees about why the BlogPaws sessions have been game-changers for them. We reached out to the BlogPaws community through Facebook and Instagram comments and here’s what they had to say…
How Have the BlogPaws Conference Educational Sessions Helped You?
“Our Google Analytics are up 200% in page views for the month of February compared to last year’s February and we are sure that it is largely in part due to the knowledge we gained at our two BlogPaws conferences we were lucky enough to attend! – ChiPets
“Networking and meeting the people you already feel you have met via social.” – Jodi Perkins Clock, Ask Jodi
“I enjoy the opportunity to engage with speakers in a way I likely cannot do remotely. Being able to ask questions and gain insight based on their reply is valuable for me, but I’m sure it’s valuable for other participants. If one person in the audience asks a question, there’s a good chance many others are thinking the same and simply don’t know or feel comfortable articulating them. Additionally, being able to partner the presenter with their visual tools helps to illustrate points for people regardless of their learning style!” – Bryn Nowell, A Dog Walks into a Bar
“Every note I made I still use two years later. It’s gold dust.” – Marjorie Dawson, Dash Kitten
“At the workshops and by connecting with other bloggers and influencers, I learned HOW bloggers and influencers were making money.” – Cathy Armato, Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
“(It’s) so much easier to focus and really learn about topics like SEO or Branding or Instagram or Facebook in an interactive live setting with good visual examples, case studies, questions, and responses. It can also be really inspiring to see a good presentation and trigger all sorts of great ideas. – Susan Nation, Talents Hounds
“If on the fence, fall toward BlogPaws, every time!” – Elizabeth Keene, Chronicles of Cardigan
THANKS FOR JOINING US
We’ll see you at the BlogPaws 2018 10th Anniversary Conference:
- April 18 – 20, 2018
- The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel
- Kansas City, MO
One Last Conference TIP: THERE’S MORE TO EXPLORE!
Be part of an all-new immersive experience!
Do you have any questions about this year’s BlogPaws conference sessions?
Please comment below. We’ll do our best to answer your questions or to direct you to someone who can!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws. The opinions and text are all mine.
Welcome to Happy-Go-Doodle!
A Goldendoodle dog blogging about happiness and positivity
Ready for a little instant happiness? Smiles start now!
Welcome to Happy-Go-Doodle a lifestyle brand and dog blog dedicated to sharing cute Goldendoodle stuff, plenty of dog smiles, and a lotta dog love. If you’d like an instant smile, start here!
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Read our most popular articles…
- Best Goldendoodle Dog Names for All Types of Doods
- 7 Fun Birthday Quotes from One Very Happy Birthday Dog
- The “Ultimutt” List of Dog Puns to Make You Smile (or Grrrroan!)
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Brighten your day with cute dog quotes, memes, & more…
- 10 Quotes for Dog Lovers That Remind Us It’s a Wonder-fur World
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Get to know the Goldendoodle…
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New puppy? Dog names and Goldendoodle dog names…
- 250 Best Dog Names Ending in Y
- 111 Red Dog Names That Are REDiculously Adorable
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- 101 Goldendoodle Names That Are Adorable
Celebrate special days, dog-friendly birthdays, and holidays…
- 7 Fun Birthday Quotes from One Very Happy Birthday Dog
- A Dog’s Twas the Day Before Christmas
- Feel-Good Quotes About Fall and Dogs: A Harvest of Happiness
- 12 Days of Christmas Joys for Your Dog
- Why I Scrapped My Blog Post and Wrote This Story Instead
- Best Places to Take Your Dog in Dog-Friendly Kansas City
- Nine Essentials for Happy Outings with Your Dog
Learn about Happy-Go-Doodle® and the dog blogging life…
- Meet the team
- A Girl Walks into a BlogPaws Conference: True Story
- How One (Happy) Dog Celebrates a BlogPaws Best New Pet Blog Win
- OVERJOYED! Happy-Go-Doodle is a Best New Pet Blog Finalist
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Mom’s heading to the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media conference without me! Can this be true?
What is this? She’s bringing another dog who looks just like me?
Hmmmm…I’m always happy to meet new friends!
It’s my bobblehead twin! Do you think we look alike?
I’m always saying “YAY” to new adventures! So…
…my dpg bobblehead twin will be going on this adventure, so I can travel along…in a “mini me” way!
Mom and my mini-me dog bobblehead will be sharing their journey with me through Instagram and Twitter. If you’d like to follow along, stop by…
When they get back, we’ll share more tales from the BlogPaws conference trail here!
Doodle kisses and tail wags,
Curious about dog blogging? Learn more here…
How to Trim a Goldendoodle’s Face: What I Learned from a Master Groomer
Too short? More off the sides? More off the top? As a dog mom, I enjoy trimming Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s hair. Our DIY Goldendoodle haircuts are a time for us to bond, to work as a team. But, when it comes to figuring out how to trim a Goldendoodle face, especially Chloe’s adorable yet floofy, fluffy mug…
I sit. I stay. I’m stumped.
But thanks to the Wahl® Animal team and to Suesan Watson, a Wahl® ELITE team member and Certified Master Groomer, I’m now more comfortable grooming Chloe. If you’re a dog mom, dog dad, or groomer who has ever contemplated how to trim a Goldendoodle’s face, I’m excited to share my story and these tips that I learned from a pro.
Grooming tips and a giveaway with $265 in Wahl® Animal products as the prize
Enter for your chance to win a Wahl® Prize Pack (Wahl® Professional 5 in1 Clipper, Wahl® 5 in 1 Detachable Blade Set, Wahl® Clipper Oil, Wahl® Dog Grooming Apron, and Wahl® Grooming Tote) like the one you see here!
But before we brush up on Goldendoodle grooming, please check out the Wahl® Prize Pack (valued at $265) that one lucky dog will win thanks to the generous team at Wahl® Animal! Enter for your chance to win by filling out the contest entry at the end of this post!
Meeting the Wahl® team and getting an impromptu tutorial from a dog grooming expert
I had no idea that a surprise “mini course” on how to trim a Goldendoodle’s face would be part of our experience at the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference. Generally, I groom Chloe myself without concern about taking too much off here or there, but for special occasions like this one (where Chloe and I would be meeting pet brands, pet bloggers, social media experts, and hundreds of other adorable dogs), I took Chloe to a groomer. Then, with our bags packed and our hearts filled with dog-loving excitement, we headed to downtown Kansas City.
A hair trimming tutorial: What I learned about how to trim a goldendoodle face
I had attended a pet blogging conference in the past and I knew that many brand sponsors shared products and tips. However, I was so surprised when, as we visited with the friendly team from Wahl® Animal, they offered to trim my doggo’s hair on the spot!
I’d been looking forward to meeting the Wahl® animal team. Wahl® products were part of our household. We’d used Wahl® shampoo since Chloe was a puppy and her human brother and dad use Wahl® brand beard trimmers.
Still…a little part of me was unsure about asking Chloe to hop up on a grooming table in the middle of a busy conference. How would this go? What would her trim look like? On the other hand, I was at a pet blogging conference! Where was my “say yes” attitude? Why not live in the moment?
Seize the scissors, so to speak!
So, without another thought, Chloe jumped up on the grooming table and we took advantage of a “golden” opportunity. Suesan had such a calming presence, a pleasant demeanor, and a friendly smile. Immediately, I could see that Chloe was comfy under her care.
As Suesan was gently brushing Chloe’s fluffy mop of hair, she chatted about how to create the doodle look. I explained that trimming Chloe’s Goldendoodle face had always been my biggest hurdle. That’s when the light bulb came on and I asked Suesan for her guidance. She was so agreeable to help me out and share her tips on video.
What a golden moment. By the end, Chloe could sense how a-dood-able she looked. I’d learned how to trim a Goldendoodle’s face from a grooming pro, and we’d met the friendly team from Wahl® Animal. I didn’t think it could get better.
But there was surprise ending to the story.
As we chatted with the Wahl® Animal team about the Wahl® brand’s four-generation history and products that are made in the USA, I asked where Suesan was a groomer. The words “Westminster Dog Show” stopped me in my tracks—like Chloe when she spies a squirrel.
Chloe had just been trimmed by a professional groomer who had groomed the lovely dogs who compete in the Westminster Dog Show! What a happy surprise! Chloe’s hair trim truly was a golden moment—the kind that comes along when you have a Goldendoodle dog with an adventurous spirit by your side.
I later learned that Suesan Watson is a third-generation pet stylist with a 40-year career in helping pets look their best. She’s a Certified Master Groomer, a Wahl® ELITE (Experts Leading Innovation, Technology, and Education) team member, and yes, groomer of the year at the Westminster Dog Show! However, her accolades don’t stop there. For more about Suesan’s experience, check out Learn2GroomDogs.com.
So how can you bond with your dog by learning to trim your doodle at home? Here is our how-to video. Or, you can read on for the cliff notes version.
Click the play button below to watch Suesan Watson demonstrate trimming a goldendoodle’s face
How to trim a Goldendoodle face…
1. Gently comb the hair on the top of the head forward. (Kudos to Chloe for standing patiently.)
2. Instead of trimming at the eye, go slightly above it. Leave the lash so that the Goldendoodle has some covering over the eye.
3.Gently fold back the ear. Comb up the side of the head.
4. Comb the hair in front of the ear back.
5. Trim the ridge of hair in front of the ear so that the ear lays flat against the head. Also, this will serve as a landmark to help you round up to the top of the head. The goal is to create a rounded look.
6. Comb up the side of the face and fluff.
7. Scissor trim starting at the bottom of the chin and go up to the top of the head.
8. Repeat on the other side of the head.
9. Create a circular look using the chin, both sides of the face, and the top of the head as guideposts.
10. To trim under the chin, comb up the hair and fluff out.
11. Neaten up the chin and create a circular shape going around the head.
12. Trim the corner of the eye to keep hair out while leaving the eyelashes, which are part of the doodle look.
TA-DA! The finished look…
A special thanks to Suesan for kindly sharing her expert tips with us during the BlogPaws conference. Finally, we’re so grateful to Wahl® Animal for being a conference sponsor and helping dog owners care for dogs in the happiest way possible.
My new mantra? “Why say “haircut” when you can say “hair cute!”
With her new “hair cute,” Chloe was ready for the evening red carpet event and awards banquet that capped off the BlogPaws conference and celebrated pets and the people who love them.
The happy-go-doodle ending: Trimming Chloe’s Goldendoodle face
Now that I have practiced what I learned from our friends at Wahl® Animal, I have fewer “Sit. Stay. Stumped.” moments. I’m grateful that, through our “hair cutes,” Chloe and I share another bond, a chance to be a team.
Here are a few additional tips that I’ve learned through practicing how to trim a Goldendoodle’s face:
- I use round-tipped scissors since I’m more concerned about safety than precision. I don’t want to take any chance of hurting Chloe.
- I give Chloe plenty of treats and praise.
- I ask a family member for help as needed.
- I continue to take Chloe to the groomer for special occasions and for sanitary trims, which I hope to learn soon!
- At the end of her haircut, I tell Chloe how a-dood-able she looks, and we celebrate with a “high paw” or two.
Wahl® Animal Product Giveaway
We are excited to announce a Wahl® Animal Prize Package giveaway with an ARV of $265! Wahl® Animal has generously offered to give these products (Wahl® Professional 5 in1 Clipper, Wahl® 5 in 1 Detachable Blade Set, Wahl® Clipper Oil, Wahl® Dog Grooming Apron, and Wahl® Grooming Tote) to one randomly drawn winner. To enter for your chance to win, please follow the easy instructions in the giveaway form.
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Do you groom your dog at home? We’d love to hear. Please comment below.