Dog Grooming

The Teddy Bear or Puppy cut

Puppy Cut Snap Combs

The Teddy Bear or Puppy cut is a pet cut that's intended for pet owners who don't have the time to maintain a really awesome clip for their dogs see Don't confuse the Puppy cut with the Poodle Puppy clip that I describe later in this chapter, which applies only to show Poodles. For the Teddy Bear cut, do the following 1. Equip your electric clippers with a No. 30 blade and a snap-on guide comb for the length of coat you desired. You can choose between a 1-inch, 1K-inch, or 2-inch guide comb,...

Using a stripping knife

Stripping Knife

Probably the easiest way to strip a dog's coat that yields pretty good results is stripping it with a stripping knife. Stripping knives are not truly knives and should never be sharp enough to cut or otherwise injure the person using it. Instead a stripping knife looks something like a putty knife that a plumber might use, except it has short teeth on one side. Using a stripping knife is pretty simple. Run the knife through a bit of your dog's hair by grasping some of the hair between your...

Anatomy of the Dog The Hipbones Connected to the

Dog Hind Legs Anatomy

Through the years, the dog world has come up with names to describe the parts of the dog. Knowing what part of the dog you're working on is extremely important in grooming. After all, if you don't know what those pointy joints that jut out at the back of the rear legs are called, you won't know what I'm talking about when I or other groomers say hock. Okay, this isn't Anatomy 101, where I talk about fibulas and tibias. It's more about how you describe what you're seeing when you look at the...