6- Shave Groin and Bottom. Having the hair cools down and keeps warm the dog.
It is the best time to shave underarms of your dog as long as he is standing.
How to shave a dog with long hair. Shave underneath the leg. Hold your dogs paw firmly in one hand and use pet hair clippers or scissors if you insist with the other hand. You need to shave with the grain or in the direction your dogs hair is growing.
This means that there is no outer coat to protect the under coat which becomes brittle and breaks off and that there is no shiny glossy hair on your dog. This pulls at the hair more and well you get the picture. Always move with the lay of the hair or from the neck down the rear for best results.
Even a shaved dog still has 5-10mm of hair above the skin. When you rub your hand on his coat and the hair lies flat instead of rucking up this is the right direction to shave. And if nothing else sways you be warned.
The term shave as used by dog owners or groomers refers to close clipping not the use of a razor. Clean dry mat free hair is a dogs best protection from the elements. Periodically check the blades temperature with the back of your hand to make sure its not too hot.
To go directly to the topic of this blog cutting long and curly HAIR on those breeds even cutting it short does not cause damage. A dull blade drags against the skin and pulls the hair which irritates the skin. At this point the dog should be shaved for his health.
Temperatures are soaring your dog is panting and theres dog hair all over the house. Dogs can get razor burn if the blade used on them was too dull. The hair follicle seems anatomically highly unlikely.
With this BASIC GROOMING Tutorial. In this AnimalWised video we are going to show you How to Cut a Dogs Hair. However as I say above the idea that it can damage structures beneath the skin surface ie.
If your dogs mats have reached down to the skin or close to it leave the No. As I demonstrate in my video youll need to gently spread the paw toes apart and. Start shaving from the neck to the back leg and then do the other side.
Work With Your Dog Hold your dog to avoid sudden movement. Look for fecal matter or irritation around the anus. Before we start we need to stress that groom.
One resembles the great pyrNees and the other resembles the Anatolian shepherd. More than any other breeds dogs with long and curly hair need regular professional grooming especially in the winter. While holding it tight repeat with the other arm.
The hair around his or her potty areas will be trimmed very short but not buzzed-Check the potty areas frequently as your dogs hair grows out. Start by giving your dog a nice warm bath to remove dirt dust debris and oils all of which can make it hard to work the clippers through Fluffys hair. 10 blade on for shaving the whole body.
So unless your dog is matted to the point your vet says it needs to go for health reasons you should NOT shave your long haired dog. Scooting is a sign that your dog is uncomfortable in the rear end and may need to be cleaned or trimmed back there. A shaved coat NEVER comes back as nice.
Just remember their coat is not your coat. If you run across any mats use baby oil or something similar to it to loosen them enough to get the clippers under the mat and remove them. If the mats are not that severe you can switch to a slightly larger blade.
Marjory I too have 2 Great Pyrenees Anatolian shepherd mix dogs. It is recommended by professional groomers to cut in an orderly fashion as to not miss a part of the dogs coat. You might be thinking that a good close shave down could help cool your dog off while eliminating some of.
Clip its body with the lay of the hair. Lift the right arm and gently run the clipper through. Shave down the back of the dog from behind the head to the tail.
When a groomer is working with a dull blade theres a tendency to push harder to force the blade to work. This will keep the dog clean when it needs to go to the bathroom especially for long-haired dogs. Turn the clippers on and run the blade down your dogs body starting with its back.
I alway heard that shaving the dogs wasnt a good idea because of the way the science of the hair actually works. Lift your dogs leg as if it were going to go to the bathroom. The undercoat is all that is left when you shave a dog and as it grows faster than the outer coat it takes a very long time for the outer coat to catch up if at all.