I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to come up with extra funds to get my dog groomed on a regular basis. Even though grooming her myself can be a huge task, there are times when I have to suck it up and deal with it. Here are 7 tips for grooming your dog that might make this chore easier for you. Of course, it also helps when you have a small dog instead of a 75 pound Malamute.
1. Use the Proper Cutting Tool for Your Dog’s Hair Type
Clippers work for most types of fur, but some long-haired dogs are actually easier to trim with a pair of scissors. My mom’s silky has such fine hair that scissors work perfectly, but my neighbor’s St. Bernard gets the clippers when it’s time to trim her fur for the summer. People who are new to trimming dog’s don’t have to worry about cutting a dog’s coat to close to the skin either, thanks to the varying lengths of guards available for dog clipping tools.