Here are some helpful videos to watch and to use for helping you learn how to groom your own pet.
I will list here videos showing the proper was for nail clipping and hair trimming for a specific dog.
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of grooming your dog at home yourself.
And there’s no need to spend tons of money at the dog grooming salon. Put those $$$ to better use.
I don’t know what’s in your wallet. My neighbors, friends, and I can afford the solan grooming but we actually like doing it because it is enjoyable and well, it brings us a little closer. Their family.
So, if you have one of those pets that have heavy coats or you feel the need for a special custom cut and you have the dollars, then, by all means, indulge yourself and Rover.
Haircuts for dogs like Shih Tzu, Poodle, and others alike, I would make two suggestions.
1. You can find a Youtube video and see others–try to find a professional groomer doing one
2. Take your pet to a grooming salon.
The reason I list these two choices is that my dogs do not require these types of cuts and I have never done them. I do however have friends that have watched a video and attempted themselves, with care, and were comfortable with the process (I watched friends on a couple of first cuts–videos do help a lot), while other friends and a neighbor said no way. I leave this up to you if you are an adventurer.
So, I am listing here the best videos I have found for showing the different methods of dog grooming, especially from home. You can learn a lot of the basics here which can leave you pet looking sharp–handsome and pretty.
I would also suggest doing a little research yourself on Youtube for videos on your type of dog breed.
Hair Clipping or Trimming
For thin or fine coats you’ll need smaller scissors between 5.5 to 6.5 inches. Smaller scissors will give you better control in smaller areas, Your shears with one straight-edged blade and one blade with teeth will be used for your finishing with a smoother-looking appearance.
For medium to thick and heavy dog coats, you will want to use the longer scissors which are between 7.5 to 8.5 inches. With longer scissors, you will be able to take off more hair per cut, which increases cutting-time and give you a smoother overall finish.
Golden Retriever — Trimming hair, ears, feet and nails
Golden Retriever Combing and Scissor cutting, trimming their hair
This is the perfect method I use on my Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and Border Collie
Golden Retriever brush w/comb, deshedding rake tool for undercoat, nails, feet trim
Full Grooming Yorkshire Terrier
Brush Your Dog’s Teeth