Dog Grooming Tips
Dog Grooming Tips
If you have a dog that requires a lot of trips to the groomers, well, you know it can be expensive, so buying your own set of clippers and grooming your dog yourself might sound like a good idea. This should save you money and a lot of hassle.
But before you buy your clippers you will need to decide which ones are right for you and your dog, some popular brands are Andis, Oster and Wahl. Not all dog clippers are for one purpose. Some are for clipping or trimming your dog in different parts of his body and they come in different sizes, some are for bigger dogs, some for smaller dogs. Price will also be a big factor.
If you are buying a dog clipper for the first time, buying a kit may be a good idea. They usually come with a dog clipper, guard, comb, scissors, etc. and some even come with a DVD that gives you tips and shows you how to groom a dog.
Usually the best thing to do when choosing your dog clipper is to look at customer reviews or even better, talk to someone you know who has bought the same dog clipper for which you think In my experience, if you invest in a good set in the beginning, they may cost more than you bargained for, but if you take good care of them, they will last you a long time and this will likely save you money in the long run.
So how do you take care of them? Well, some tips would be to clean them well and lubricate them regularly and after each use. This will stop the blade from seizing and will lubricate the blade which will stop it wearing as quickly.
When you are finished with your dog clippers, always return them to their storage case or a safe place. This will stop them from being hit which can damage their delicate parts.
Always wash your dog before grooming. This will get rid of the mud and dirt in your dog’s fur that would cause more friction on the blade of your clipper. This will cause it to wear out faster. Always remember to dry your dog first, but with a blow dryer before you start grooming.
When trimming your dog, always check that the blade of your clipper is getting hot. Never let it get too hot – it will burn your dog and cause pain. It’s also bad for your clipper blade. If you feel that it is getting hot, cool it with machine coolant.
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