Different hair types require different types of scissors. Round-tip, curved, and thinning scissors are the most common. Dog grooming scissors are specifically designed to cut through course pet fur. Look for reputable pet grooming brands like Miller's Forge.
Can I use human scissors on my dog?
It's not recommended to use human hair scissors on your dog. Human hair and pet hair are different, and scissors for humans may not give you a clean cut and could pull on or damage your pet's fur.
Is it easier to cut a dog wet or dry?
It's best to cut dog fur after it has been washed and dried. Dirt, oils, and water can make clipping their fur harder and can damage the scissors.
How do groomers keep dogs still when cutting their fur?
Most groomers use grooming tables that help keep the dog standing and facing in one direction, minimizing movement. For home grooming, you can try having a partner hold your dog's leash or a distraction tool like a lick mat to encourage your dog to stay in one spot.
Are curved or straight scissors better for dog grooming?
Curved scissors are often better suited to most dog coats, as they allow you to shape the fur easier. Straight scissors can still be useful for cutting fur in areas like the face, ears and paws.
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Not every dog needs or should have a haircut, but for those that do, the cost of regular grooming can be a lot. To save yourself a few bucks, you can learn to do some basic trims and maintenance at home. Minor maintenance, like trimming the fur around your dog's face or paws, can help to keep your dog clean and looking good. Shop our selection of dog grooming scissors and clippers and give your dog the fresh cut he deserves.
One of the most difficult aspects of dog grooming is doggy haircuts. Professional groomers take courses on how to cut dog fur, so it's obviously a pretty intimidating practice for the average pet parent. While somethings things should be left to the professionals, some basic trimming and maintenance is something you can learn to do at home.
Dog Grooming Scissors are specially designed to cut pet hair, and there are different styles to help give your dog a clean and stylish look. The most popular style for DIY dog grooming is dog thinning scissors. These dog grooming scissors Canada are ideal for thinning thick fur and can be used to help remove mats without leaving your dog a little patchy.
When you are just starting out, we recommend using a set of safety scissors for dog grooming with blunted or rounded tips. They are great for learning good trimming techniques with less risk to you or your pooch.
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