I'm sure I'll expect more and give more advice next time around. I was just soooo worried I'd come back with shaved dogs, or dogs without guard hairs or pants or well, you get the point. I realize it's not a lot, but for my first time, yeah, I'll take a non-chopped dog. Haha. Hopefully I can build a good relationship with her and teach her how to groom Sheltie's properly. LOL.