How to Groom a Dog with Clippers – How to Use Dog Clippers

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Do you have a dog breed that needs clipping every month or so? it is hard to beat that professional looking hairstyle when you pick up your pooch from the groomers. However, if you sit down to add up the cost, over a few months, not to mention years, you might be staggered to see the totaled figure. 

And letting the hair grow a little longer between salon visits is not the answer. Neglected dog coats usually lead to matted hair which means that the time spent clipping ends up being longer than usual. 

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Best Cordless Dog Clippers for Grooming

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Oster, Andis, Wahl Pet Clipper Kit Brands

Looking for a good pair of cordless dog clippers?  You are in good company! Dog groomers, and dog owners alike, love to search for the latest in technology to make clipping their pets less of a chore. There are some excellent corded clippers to be sure. But if you work as a mobile groomer or if you travel with your dog, then cords can be a bit of a nuisance. They are always wrapping around something, whether that be your arm or around your dog’s paws.

Finding the appropriate cordless pet clippers is definitely a worthwhile exercise for both pet owners and groomers who want to trim their animals when on the go.

Versatility and portability are 2 words that come to mind when thinking of cordless clippers. But more than that, you don’t have to manoeuvre your dog around or under a somewhat-of-a-nuisance electrical cord.

Here are 4 grooming clippers that you can consider in your search for the ideal cordless dog clippers. We have rated and ranked them according to our own opinion – read on to see which one was our #1 choice? Which would be your #1 choice?

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Best Grooming Scissors Sets for Pomeranian and Shih Tzu

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If you’re a dog owner like me (I have a Keeshond, by the way), then you know just how important it is to have access to a great pair of dog grooming scissors. Sometimes a set is ideal to purchase so that you have choices but for many breeds you need to make sure that this includes at least some quality dog grooming thinning scissors so that you have more options for long haired dogs.

There’s nothing worse than trying to manage the job with half-blunt blades. This is not good for you or your dog, ouch!

Choosing a high-quality pair, however, is easier said than done. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of reviews, including some thinning shears for dogs, to give you a good reference point as to which brands are top-notch – and which ones are less so.

Read on to see which dog grooming scissors and shears might be right for you and your canine!

A Pomeranian Scissor Trim

Let’s see what type of scissors the groomer in this video has chosen for a scissor trim.

You can actually see a student groomer working with an experienced groomer which means the video abounds with lots of tips.

You can get some great tips on this groomer’s YouTube channel.

For other tips for this breed, you might like to read our article on how to groom a Pomeranian at home,

Grooming a Shih Tzu with Scissors

The following video demonstrates use of scissors on both a Shih Tzu and a Lhasa.

Hand scissoring works brilliantly for dogs that might be a bit skittish around electric clippers. This groomer shows how to effect that nice natural coat finish when you want to reduce the coat length just a little.

Scissors can help to neaten up that Shih Tzu Summer Cut.

How to Scissor the Havanese Head

Watch the following video while Snoopy, the Havanese, is scissored expertly. Actually, Snoopy is getting a head trim so the demo can really help those who feel challenged when clipping the head area.

The scissors chosen for this video are similar to these:

Geib Stainless Steel Crocodile Curved Pet Grooming Shears

You can get some tips on how to do other Havanese haircuts here.

Professional Dog Grooming Scissors for Sale

The ideal kind of grooming scissors set would include a handy zip up pouch or bag to hold thinning shears, regular cutting scissors, curved scissors, comb & in some cases, round tipped scissors for trimming around the eyes. The Trimmer set and scissors set listed at the bottom of this page is a good example.

So let’s check out what is available by way of kits and sets below.

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Andis 2 Speed Dog Clippers for Pet Grooming Professionals

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Dog grooming can be a battle of wits at the best of times. You know your dog needs a trim, but he is simply not having a bar of it!  That’s why choosing a decent set of dog clippers can make the process so much easier. This is where the Andis 2 Speed dog clippers attract our attention.

Here I’ve showcased 3 top quality 2-speed clippers from Andis.

All of them are great for trimming, but I’m sure you will be keen to see which I would choose.

Read on to find out?

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Best Dog Clippers for Poodles

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Poodle Grooming with Clippers

Grooming Tools for Poodle Cuts

Grooming is an essential task for most dog breeds. Poodles are no exception. This is especially so because this breed can require a clipping every 6 to 8 weeks. If the Poodle hair is not attended to regularly, grooming can be very problematic. I highly recommend investing in top quality dog clippers for Poodles hair, the best that your budget allows.

Now of course, we need to consider the type of coat that your pooch is blessed with.

Dogs can have double coats or single layer coats. The Poodle falls into the latter category. So there is no need to deal with that under layer coat that is typical of the double-coated breeds. This explains why shedding is minimal with Poodle breeds.

It can also explain why people who are highly sensitive to dog hair often choose this breed. Whilst shedding is minimal compared to other dog breeds, matting can be a concern.

Your Poodle, unless it is a mix, probably belongs to one of these categories:

  • Standard Poodle
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Toy Poodle

Poodle Clipper Brands

So, what are the most suitable dog clippers for Poodles?

The answer to this question depends on you and your dog’s requirements.

Some of the most popular Poodle dog clippers, would have to be the Andis clippers.

But there are definitely other clipper brands that are worth considering so let’s see why the Andis AGC2 and others are so popular.

Let’s take a look at our top 4 list to see if we can help you narrow down your search for dog clippers for Poodles.

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