NOTE: Although shaving some dogs will help them be more comfortable, giving some breeds a shorter haircut can make it difficult for them to moderate their body temperature and could possibly ruin their coat. Please do some research on whether it is safe to give your dog a short haircut before continuing with the rest of this Instructable.
Step 1: Supplies:
- Hair Clippers (Preferably heavy duty)
- A Wire Brush
- A Shop-Vac or a Broom
- A Table
- A Bathtub
- Dog Safe Shampoo
Step 2: Initial Brushing
Step 3: The Cut
With the clippers I start on the back of the dog's neck. Then I work my way down all the way to the tail. After that I start at the back of the neck and move to the top of the head and the snout. The final use for the clippers is to trim the chest and do a general shortening on all of the legs and paws.
After you are done with the clippers, it is time to use your scissors. Scissors are good for sculpting the shape of your dogs head, tail, and paws, and are good for getting any areas that are too difficult to reach with the clippers. Be careful with the scissors, and make sure that you always know where your dog's skin is. I start with the scissors on the dogs head and ears, then trim the tail, legs, paws, and underbelly. It is important to make sure that you get the insides of the dogs legs, as these are easy to forget because they are difficult to reach.
Here is the video:
***Unfortunately I am currently having some trouble embedding video to this instructable. For now, here is the url for the youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaOrNlNtCIA ***
***If any of you have any ideas here is my question posted in the Answers forum: https://www.instructables.com/answers/Embed-Video-in-Photo-Instructable-Not-Working/ ***
Unfortunately at some points my SD card ran out of memory and the video appears to skip because I had to attach the video with pieces missing. The song is Mr. Polite by The Jungle Giants.
Step 4: Final Brushing
Step 5: Bath Time
Step 6: All Done
If you liked my Instructable please vote for it.