What makes you unique when it comes to style and aesthetics?
I love the Asian style of grooming called Asian fusion. But I let the dog's ears and nose and shape dictate what I do. That's what sets me apart is my fun Asian spin on the traditional teddy bear and cute round haircuts. Asian fusion is very whimsical, it's very bell bottom-y with big ears and tight little muzzles. I dilute that style a little bit and put my twist on it.
Also, I do everything in my power to communicate with dogs through gentle touch and energy. If they have a panic moment or a calm moment, I react to those through my touch and energy. It's the same with humans. If you feel seen and heard and understood, you're not going to be as stressed out.
How often should you be bathing your dog?
There are so many factors. For long-coated dogs, before you bathe, I recommend getting a slicker brush and brushing through the coat, including the legs, ears, face, the tail, between the legs, the armpits, the and feet. This will open up the coat, so it can receive the shampoo. People will bathe their dog and not think about brushing and they create mats.
In terms of how often you should bathe, it really depends if your dog sleeps in bed with you or if your dog is super high activity. You can bathe as often as weekly or as often as monthly. I do recommend, especially if you live in a drier climate, to condition and don't just focus on conditioning the back.
Once your dog is completely bone dry, whether it's hours later or a day later, run a brush through it again everywhere.