Steps on How to Cut Dogs Hair
#1: Proper Preparation is Important
Like you already know, everything in life requires adequate preparation – even cutting your dog’s hair. So, it is important to prepare yourself emotionally and physically so that you will not give your furry friend a bad cut.
Prepare the place you will use for the cutting of the hair
The location should be comfortable for you and your dog. It may be the shower, sink, bathtub, or table. Choose a place that gives you enough space to work with your furry friend before and after the bath.
Prepare your dog for the process
You cannot get up suddenly to cut the hair of your dog without your dog feeling nervous, or even aggressive. The best way to go about this is to start a deepening relationship with your furry friend.
By so doing, your pet should be able to rely on your behavior, without suspecting you. Offer positive rewards as you prepare your dog for cutting hair. If your dog is not comfortable when you want to start, do not force her, suspend the session for another time.
#2: Bath Your Dog to Freshen Up
Use good natural puppy shampoo to bathe your dog. Saturate the coat with water and massage it, starting from the back to the top of the head, chest, belly, tail, and feet. Use a washcloth to clean the sensitive areas around the eyes and the muzzle.
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Rinse the dog well to remove excess soap and unusual odor. Avoid pouring much water in the ear canal and the face of the dog.
#3: Dry Your Furry Friend
Comb out the coat of your dog and blow it to dry. The use of an adjustable handheld blow dryer that is adjusted to a medium setting will be suitable for this process.
Give special attention to the hair that is behind the ears. When dogs are not dried well, mat tends to form at the hair behind the ear.
Brush your dog thoroughly to get rid of matted, tangled and dead hair. Start from the head and move down the body. Do not brush too hard to avoid irritating your dog.
#4: Cutting the Hairs of Your Dog – The Real Work
Now that your dog is ready for a haircut, you can use two ways to cut the hair of the dog. The two ways are the use of scissors and the use of clippers.
However, whichever method you may choose depends on the length of your god’s hair. Better still, you can combine the two for a proper haircut too.