Uh, wow, what a beautiful dog!! I absolutely love the legs and how puffy they are!! I guess they use a special powder to make them do that?? I wish my girls' legs could do that. Karen, I too bought my own table/clippers/etc. last year after never being satisfied with groomers and the cost. Actually the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back was that I had to wait over 6 hours for my mini Katie to be groomed at a Pet Smart. The girl was so slow, plus she trimmed her beard short, which I specifically said at least twice not to touch!! My time was too valuable so I immediately went home and ordered my own equipment. I agree with you, the first time I took the clippers to the dogs I was a freaked out mess. But, as you keep going along and watch videos and look at pictures, it gets a lot easier and you get more comfortable. Now I feel like I am doing a really good job with the schnauzer cut...it's my white westie that is really hard to get right. His coat shows every stinking clipper mark and it is really hard to fade into his skirt. Poor Jack always has to wait about 2 weeks after his coat grows out until he looks decent again. But I am forever learning.
Oh, yeah, I really wish my dogs would stand still like that and let me lift their back legs that high and hold them up there like that good boy in the video is doing!! Geesh!! I wish....maybe with lots more practice.