Dog Grooming Clippers Tutorial
How to Groom Dogs At Home
Caution & Considerations
- Before you make the first pass with the clippers, take a few minutes to learn more about your dog's breed and how they should be clipped. While many dogs are just fine having their coats cut with electric clippers, there are a few breeds that should only be trimmed using scissors. Some breeds may have issues growing their hair back properly if you use clippers, for these dogs you may want to pick up a de-shedding tool.
- How often you need to clip your dog's coat depends on several things, including his breed, the time of year, and how short you want his hair to remain.
- Use plenty of lubricant to prevent the blades from getting hot and avoid burning your pup's skin.
- As with most forms of grooming and training, the earlier you start using the clippers on your pup, the sooner he will get used to them and the easier it will be to keep him trimmed.
- If your pup starts to get antsy during his grooming, stop and take him outside and let him have a break and go pee. Give him a treat and then when he is ready to start again. Start slowly and finish up. Doing things this way can ensure a smooth trim each time.