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How To Use A Clipper To Groom A Dog?

When you have your dog grooming clippers and the appropriate dog grooming blades for the length of coat you prefer your dog to have you are ready to put the applicable blade onto the clippers and plug the clippers into the PowerPoint you are ready to start clipping your dog. If you’re finding yourself bored and you accidentally have a dog, why not try to use a clipper to groom your dog. Using clippers is a good idea for either short-haired dogs, already-sheared dogs who need a touch-up, dogs in need of a massive makeover, or owners who are nervous about their skill level. Clippers make it easy to glide over a dog’s coat if you’ve got unsteady hands because of the use of guided attachments. And if you don’t know how to use a clipper to groom your dog, let me tell you to prepare.


– figure out what you want your dog to look like first and if it is possible to do with a clipper. If you have a Rough Collie dog, then giving it a Poodle’s hair cut is probably not what you want, so research how much to groom off their coat by looking into their grooming techniques.


– be familiar with clippers. Similar to the above point, the amount of hair you want to take off will determine whether you use clippers to get the job done.


– once you’re going to groom with clippers, consider getting the quietest ones in order to keep your dog from freaking out when you turn them on. Also, make sure they’re sharp and well-oiled before use.


– familiarize yourself with your dog’s coat, such as the length, thickness, direction of growth, and the sensitive areas to be careful around, such as the nipples, claws, face, and genitalia.


To ensure great results you need to wash your dog beforehand and make sure to comb through all knots and mats in order to reduce the risk of the clippers getting caught and pulling your dog’s hair. Go with the grain of the hair in order to ensure clean lines and an even finish. When using clippers, start and the back of the neck and work your way down. Chat to your dog throughout the process and give them plenty of praise so they’re not as nervous. And at the end of it all, be sure you reward them with a treat or two.And once you do start working, make sure that you go slowly and gently. Grooming your dog’s coat with clippers is certainly not a job to do when you’re pressed for time, make sure you can take your time. And always be careful to avoid angling the clippers with the sharp end pointing at their skin or eyes, you don’t want any accidents. While you’re grooming your dog, be sure to talk to them throughout, and when finished, give them lots of praise and treats so next time they would want to do this again.