Learn how to cut dog hair with clippers. Using clippers to cut and groom your dog’s hair is quite easy if your follow these DIY tips on cutting and grooming dog hair with clippers.
Whether you have the most popular dog breeds or one of the small dog breeds, you may have to groom and cut its hair occasionally. Using clippers for the job is the right choice.
If you have a dog with long hair, you need to trim its hair on regular basis for several reasons. The first and foremost reason is that dog hair can easily become matted or tangled. Regular trimming can avoid this. A shedder dog can create hygienic problems if its hair is not taken care of properly.
Cutting and trimming your dog’s hair not only prevents hair shedding but it also makes your dog look good. It also helps to avoid hygienic problems.
Taking your dog to the saloon for a hair cut can be expensive. Why not do it yourself at home and save some money. At least you can do the trimming yourself.
Below I explain step-by-step directions on how to use clippers to cut dog hair.
Trimming / Cutting Long Hair of a Dog
- Properly comb and brush the hair of your dog to remove any matting or tangles. This will make the hair smooth for cutting and trimming.
- Decide on the length of hair you want on the coat. Cut hair using haircutting scissors and trim around the hairline starting from the bottom.
- Move around and repeat the process onto the hair around the legs, neck, and muzzle.
- Check for even hair cut.
- Once the cutting / trimming is done, give bath to the dog with shampoo. This will remove any excess hair and make it smooth and shiny.
Clipping Dog Hair
- Using 9-10 clippers, start clipping hair wherever you want. Use a comb for the job.
- Use a 7-8 clipper to clip the legs and paws. Use a comb for the job.
- Brush the coat after clipping to make sure the clipping has been done evenly.
- Give a shampoo bath to the dog to remove any excess hair and blow dry the dog.
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