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Old 12-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need a grooming table! Recommendations?

My almost-7 month old pup is now 75 pounds, and too heavy for me to keep lifting onto our current grooming table. I am still posting his ears and do his nails weekly, plus have to do his teeth, sponge bath, etc. I would like to get one that is raised and lowered with a foot pedal, like the vets'. Does anyone have a brand and model that they like? I'm ok shelling out for an expensive one, I save a ton grooming him myself.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The nice ones cost a fortune. Like, the couple I work for is loaded and handles top dogs for a living, owns a grooming and boarding facility, and they've looked for cheaper options. If I were you I would get a very short table, and train your pup to put his front paws up himself so you can lift his bottom... like everyone does.

I couldn't imagine converting a part of your home to a permenant grooming area, either. Regular folding tables can be put away when you're done, and professional tables are extremely large and permanent.

I've never shopped for a table so I can't help you there, I just know I'll enjoy small, light, portable tables for life!
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Give PetEdge a look. The have both hydrolic and electric tables. But Abby's right, they are kind of pricy. Wholesale Pet Supplies, Dog Grooming | PetEdge.com
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I want one of these SO BAD! Well, not that bad, but when I get a new table, it will be one of these.

Large Adjustable GroomRight Table - GroomRight Tables
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I want one of these SO BAD! Well, not that bad, but when I get a new table, it will be one of these.

Large Adjustable GroomRight Table - GroomRight Tables
I love this.. I need this! This may be my Christmas to myself, from the dogs.
Had my brand new grooming table next to a xpen of pups. Happened to be just at the right angle they destroyed a corner of it.


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We used to use ones like this at my work. Would work fine for a tall dog, they don't go high enough to groom a small dog on without having to lean over it the whole time though.

Master Equipment Z-Lift Hydraulic Grooming Tables | PetEdge.com

I'm not sure if this is the exact model, but it was very stable, but if your dog tried to jump off attached to the arm, he would take the table with him.
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Our workshop was converted from a kennel & has a raised tub. I just put a (solid) chair in front of it & encourage Chanel to use the chair to jump up/in when she needs a belly rinse or a bath.

Wouldn't a step or a chair make more sense than a big investment into a grooming table - unless you are going to do it commercially?
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Without out spending a huge amount of money you won't be able to get one of the hydraulic adjustable tables, plus they are HEAVY and designed for permanent placement.

I would recommend one of the adjustable height tables like the one posted earlier or this one: Master Equipment Adjustable Height Grooming Tables | PetEdge.com

The adjustable tables are wonderful. Mine stays set at the lowest height for the Dobes. I have had it for several years and I use it all of my shows and at home if need be. I would recommend getting the 42" (length) table, it seems to be the perfect size for the Dobes. I also teach the dogs to jump up and off the table. I can lift them if need be too.

I have a terry cloth/fleecy cover on my table that gives the dogs extra traction on the table and is easy to toss in the wash. Even after all these years the table looks brand new.
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