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How To Use Dog Clippers to Trim or Cut Dog's Hair: A Video Guide
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One customer with a long-haired German Shepherd (tons of hair, supposedly) remarked that even though she—the customer—didn’t have much training in grooming her dog and clipping pet hair, and had never done it before, the dog clippers were so easy to use that she picked up on it right away. She used a #7 blade for her dog’s fur and was amazed at how quickly and thoroughly these went through it. Another customer with a Portuguese Water Dog was impressed at how it cut through the matted fur with no problem.
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The number of the blade is not the only thing you should consider when purchasing a set of pet hair clippers for dogs. The cut of the blade is also important, as that is the factor that will best suit the natural shape of your pooch's coat. Far too many people try to groom their dog with human hair clippers when these tools are made to cut our hair
Photo provided by FlickrBefore using clippers of any sort, comb and brush your dog's fur. You wouldn't want someone to cut your hair without combing or brushing it, would you?
Photo provided by FlickrPush the clippers up—against the direction of hair growth—and be gentle to avoid cutting into your curly-haired dog's paws
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Before you cut your first dog hair, make sure you treat your dog safely and plan how you’re going to clip her. Your dog needs to be clean and have all mats and tangles brushed out of her coat before you start clipping. Doing so makes it easier for you to clip the coat evenly. These dog shears are suitable for pretty much any dog’s coat, allowing you to easily buzz down even the thickest fur. It’s even suitable for cutting out matted hair, which makes it a step up from cheaper clippers where you might have to work around and handle the matting with scissors.This clipper comes as part of a set, and it includes pretty much everything you’ll need to keep your dog well-groomed and feeling snazzy. It comes with the comb guides which can let you cut hair to varying lengths, a regular comb, and a pair of scissors so you can cut out thick mats if the clippers can’t take care of them.With many breeds, clipping and trimming lessens the chances of matting, tangles and the infestation of fleas and other pests, thus reducing the risk of skin infections. It can also help him stay clean and cooler during long, hot summers. Clipping your dog’s coat is easier than you might imagine. With the right clipper, trimmer and scissors, it is simple to give your dog a haircut, saving you money and outside trips.Does your dog have a curly, wavy, wiry, silky or long coat? If so, there’s a good chance he will require a regular routine of hair clipping. Even if your dog’s coat isn’t all that long, it still might be advantageous to have a haircut for far more than aesthetic reasons.Learning how to use dog clippers is a skill that every pet owner should know. Read the full written instructions here:

There are certain breeds that require regular haircuts, and knowing how to do it at home can save you a lot on professional grooming expenses. Even if your dog doesn't need a haircut, you may need to shave a small patch of his fur at some point.

"Once you've selected the clippers that are best for your pet's coat, you also need to think about how comfortable they are for you. Choose a lightweight set that won't make your hand and arm tired after only a few minutes of grooming."

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