After having my grooming table broken three times from dogs that were very large or overly aggressive, I developed our Double Grooming Arm Safety Stand. The purpose of this stand is to keep the dog safely on the table and free up both arms of the groomer to work on the dog. It takes much longer to groom a dog when constantly having to grab the loop restraint or, hold the dog in place. A great advantage of the stand is for those dogs that want to take a snip at you. It is harder for the dog to turn their head around far enough to snip at you when you use all four loops with this stand. The stand is adjustable with locking side pins. It moves smoothly and is adjustable up to 40" tall off the table. This will accommodate even the largest of breeds. The Double Arm Stand is made of no rust aluminum. This one inch thick aluminum is welded and double powder coated for lifelong use. There are four welded loops for attaching restraints to the dog, two being on the top arm corners and two on the bottom corners. By tethering the dog from all four corners, the dog is restrained securely and kept in the middle of the table. You can also use just one or two corner loops if you choose. The strength of the Double Arm Safety Stand is within the construction of the side supports. They are long enough to hold the upright arm firmly and bolt through the table. There are bottom plates which align with the top support plates giving the Double Arm Safety Stand even more foundation and support. There are only four holes to mount the Double Arm Safety Stand, hardware is included. Will fit tables 24" wide. For super difficult dogs purchase two stands, one for the front of the dog and the other for the back of the dog. If you have larger or older dogs that want to lay down or sit while grooming then the Double Arm Safety Stand can be mounted at the back portion of your grooming table. Loop restraints sold separately. Made in the U.S.A..
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Secure grooming I have used this grooming arm for 27 dogs now and can conclusively say that it is hands down the best investment I have made. It has managed to withstand some very strong dogs who tried to launch themselves into space without any evidence of cracking the table or the arm bending, even though it is at it's full extension to accommodate the dogs head height. I will be getting a second one to controle rear end swing as soon as possible.
There were some minor irritations such as variations in paint thickness and hole alignment that make the arm difficult to adjust up and down, the pins hard to put through the holes, and those wonderful cross tie loops in the corners too thick to use my grooming loop (fixed by using a different clip). Minor annoyances that don't affect the sheer joy of not having to deal with table and grooming arm damage from untrained & uncooperative hounds.
Block Island, Rh US March 9th, 2011
Great product Great product. I bought two and my day was much easier, wasn't trying to keep an 80lb dog standing for a haircut. You have to adjust the way you groom because there are so many metal arms on the table now but it was completely worth it and there was time to adjust my methods as I was not struggling with dog.
The dogs seem to be calmer and I had one pitch a small fit and then he fell asleep standing up with me blowing out his coat with a high force dryer:) Too funny!