Clipping your dog is an art form, however very few people see it as that. Instead, they just tackle certain areas, such as scraggly fur on the feet, to keep their dogs from tacking in mud. We must remember that there is a lot to consider when it comes to clipping your dog, not just whether or not you want muddy floors.
Firstly keep your dog’s breed in mind, for example If you were to clip a longer haired breed incorrectly, dust can accumulate in the coat, causing skin problems, and we don’t want that!
Be sure to trim your dog’s nails to avoid breaking, splitting, and pain while walking. When a dog has claws that are too long, it becomes easy to catch them on hard surfaces or to break or split them.
Always make sure you have the right tools for the job for example sharp clippers are very important. When clipping the nails remember that nail clipper for humans don’t work great for dogs, so find some that are specifically dog friendly to limit pain .
Clip your dog at the right times. If it’s winter don’t do it unless you have to, winter can be a hard time for a dog without a coat. Also in the summer don’t clip your dog too short as you will be exposing his skin to the sun.
These are basic tips to help you along. If you find it hard to clip your dog be sure to go to your local vet for advice.