Are you bored at home right now? Are you bored enough to try to cut your own bangs? If you’re bored to the point of trying to cut your own hair, why not train first. Why not have your dog’s hair cut first? Dogs love us, so they will only be happier to accept to be our little guinea pigs. Or maybe you just want to trim your dog’s hair because the groomer is closed. Either way, here are some tips and tricks for trimming your dog’s hair at home:
Preparation makes perfect.
Most of us think that the most difficult part of cutting our dog’s hair is the very act of cutting. But this is not the case. In order for the process to go smoothly, you must first make sure that everything is perfectly prepared to start with.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
– first, determine what you want your dog to look like. If you have a Rough Collie dog, you probably don’t want to have a poodle’s hair trimmed off, so try to figure out how well to trim the coat by examining its grooming techniques.
– decide to use scissors or clippers. As with the previous point, the amount of hair you want to remove will determine whether you will use scissors or a clipper to do the job.
– if you choose a clipper, remember to take the quieter ones to avoid your dog panicking when you turn it on. Also make sure they are sharp and well oiled before using them.
– if you have decided to use scissors, also make sure that they are sharp and well suited to the type of coat and the thickness of your dog. Also make sure you have a smaller, blunt pair for the most sensitive areas.
– Familiarize yourself with your dog’s coat, for example the length, thickness, direction of growth, and sensitive areas to watch, such as nipples, claws, face and genitals.
Mower or scissors.
Using a clipper is a good idea for short-haired dogs, already clipped dogs in need of touch-up, dogs in need of a major makeover, or owners who are nervous about their level of competence. The clippers allow you to slide easily on a dog’s coat if you have unstable hands, thanks to the use of guided fasteners.
The best way to get good results is to wash your dog beforehand and make sure to comb all knots and carpets well to reduce the risk of the clipper getting stuck and pulling your dog’s hair. . Respect the grain of the coat to guarantee clean lines and a uniform finish. When using a mower, start at the back of the neck and go down. Chat with your dog throughout the process and praise him very much for making him less nervous. And at the end, don’t forget to reward him with one or two treats.
For long-haired dogs, a clipper is not necessarily suitable, especially if you only make one cut. Before you start mowing them, make sure you know how much you want to remove. And once you’ve started working, make sure you go slowly and smoothly. Trimming your dog’s coat with scissors is definitely not a job to do when you’re pressed for time, make sure you can take your time. And always be careful not to tilt the scissors with the pointed end towards the skin, you don’t want an accident. While you are grooming your dog, don’t forget to talk to him throughout the session and, once the session is over, praise him and give him lots of treats.
For more information on how to make your dog look good, watch the grooming video below: