Depending on the breed of dog you have, dog grooming and be quite difficult. We have a Maltese, the model for pet clothes and dog apparel at Whirly Dog Supplies, and it took us over two days to get hi groomed to where he looked good.
If you are going to going to groom your pet, here's a few things you will want to keep in mind and have on hand before you begin:
- Wash and brush your dog first
- Use quality tools - clippers that have changeable blades and not the snap on plastic guards (the plastic guards simply don't work well)
A person to assist
- Someone to hold the dog or lift the dog up in the air when grooming the legs and underside makes the job so much easier!
- It takes time and looking and re-looking at your pet to see if there are errors or missed areas that need to be touched up!
We worked on Whirly for three hours trying to give him a "puppy cut" and we thought it looked acceptable but the next day I noticed the little dog had lots of choppy looking areas and the lower legs and feet needed to be touched up. So I had to do a little more clipping and trimming and now he looks good.
!Whenever possible I am taking him to a professional groomer rather then trying to do it myself. If I ever try this endeavor again, I will make sure to spend a few hundred dollars for some quality grooming clippers... proper tools and assistance is a must
We would love to hear your stories and see pictures of your dog after you have groomed them. Feel free to comment below and tell us your experiences!