Are you having Pomeranian, Terrier or Lhasa apso? Then, you need to clip the hairs of these breeds regularly. Otherwise, it may lead to serious consequences including mange mite infection and dermatitis.
Why Clipping Dogs?
Clipping dogs helps prevents dogs from overheating, clipping dogs to cool off; clipping takes the fur coat away; clipping dogs also has health benefits to prevent grass seeds stuck between the dogs toes.
Hairy breeds do require to clip the hairs at least once in six weeks. If you have approached a clinic for hair cut your dog, it may cost you at least $30. For an additional services such as flea dips, clipping toe nails and paint the toe nails, the groomers will charge you extra.
So, most of the pet owners clip their dog own. You should purchase a hair clipper for $10 (local Family dollar brand fits well). This clipper is meant for human only. You can use it for dogs also!
This clipper is made by conair and available with several comb sets and a pair of scissors. The smaller the comb the more hair that will be cut off.
So,you have purchased a hair clipper. Now do see any grooming book or a website to find a picture of hair clipping. These websites and books will offer you step by step instructions on hair clipping of specific breed. Some of the dog grooming websites are offering dog clipping videos also.
Intially you should fix the big comb attachment on the clipper. This will help you to cut the longest hairs in your dog. always face the clipper blade flat on your pet’s body. otherwise it could make a small nick or pinch on the skin. The flow of the clipper should be from root to tip i.e head to tail. This helps to give the blade the longest hair.
This type of hair clipping will give your dog neater appearance. If you need specific hairstyle, seek a professional help to make it best of its counterparts.
Some of the owners subject their dog for professional clip for two or three times, then they start learning the art of dog clipping in the ensuing months to perform by themselves.