you well know, for many dog breeds, part of the grooming process
involves clipping. Even if you have always taken your dog to a grooming
professional, that’s no reason that you can’t start with your own
set of dog clippers to give your dog that professionally groomed
are many different types, styles, and price levels when it comes
to dog clippers. No matter which ones you select, however, it’s
not wise to make your decision based on economizing alone. Put simply,
bad dog clippers will do a bad job.
most commonly used brands and models of dog clippers today are the
Oster A5 and the Andis. This isn’t to say that they’re the best,
however, it does give an indication of their consistency in pleasing
their customers. These two brands offer detachable blades, which
is a very appealing feature when it comes to dog clippers.
your dog clippers, you’ll want an assortment of different blade
sizes, to ensure that you’ll be able to do all of the different
parts and areas of your dog neatly and safely. The blades you’ll
want should include the following:
having a size 7F – full tooth – and size 15 blades is also recommended,
depending on what you’ll be wanting from your dog clippers.
sizes have to do with the closeness of the cut you’ll achieve with
the dog clippers. The higher the number, the closer your cut will
40 blade – a very close cut, to be used on the ears.
7F blade – leaves the longest coat, and is usually used for dogs
who have thin coats.
10 blade – the blade you’ll use the most, as it’s the one you’ll
probably use for most of the body.
wise to remember to use clipper oil on the mechanics of your dog
clipper blades before you use them each time. The reason you want
your dog clippers to be well oiled is that it prevents them from
getting hot and causing discomfort or even pain to your dog.
attempt to use human hair clippers on your dog. This can be dangerous
for you and your dog, since human hair clippers are designed for
only light-duty cutting. Dog clippers should be designated as “heavy
duty” or “professional” clippers, and should be designed specifically
set of dog clippers will usually cost in around $100, but if you
consider how much you’d pay a professional groomer, you’ll quickly
make up the money by doing it yourself.
the following in mind when using your dog clippers:
Dog clippers work best when you’ve bathed your dog first, as dirt
and debris will dull your clipper blades
results will be achieved with your dog clippers if the fur is
brushed and dry.
clippers are meant to be used in the direction of the hair growth
– especially for beginners. Going against the grain is only for
people with experience.
your first attempt at using dog clippers will not bring your most
beautiful results. With time, practice, and patience, you’ll greatly
improve your dog grooming skills. Your ability to use your dog clippers
will get better every time.