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Old 03-31-2012, 12:05
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Default Re: Dog Bow tutorial wanted

Originally Posted by girlfrosting View Post
Thank you SO much! I have a question about the bands. The groomer I am working with said clips are better because bands get fur wrapped up in them and can only be used 1 maybe 2 times. What's your opinion on this?
Latex bands can break small amount of hair...I used to own a dog grooming salon before I started in dog bow..and then growing into children bows.

For a top knot will have to put a ponytail in and then the bow...I use barrettes a lot on my dog vixie..but I always put her top knot in latex bands first and then switch out the barrettes often...I redo the topknot weekly.

For show bows I use bands you sew two to the back so when the first one breaks you can use the second one... Once your pet is trained to wear a topknot..bows last a long time.

A pet owner will usually choose barrettes over bands..because they are easier..I just don't like the look of a bow flat on a dogs head...because I love top knots
I use mini alligator clips with teeth when I use barrettes. But on the other hand because dogs chew and swallow things many people don't like barrettes because of the danger if they chew the bow.. HTH
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