Does taking your dog to the groomers for a trim cost more than you can afford each month? Or has his coat become more like a giant tumbleweed? There is a simple solution to this seemingly complicated problem. Why not learn how to groom your dog using clippers? While using clippers can be challenging and take some time to master, it isn't rocket science. Just wait until you have completed your first complete trim, you will be so proud of yourself! Once you get good at using the clippers on your dog, the job should take you no more than 15 to 30 minutes from start to finish.
Chances are good your pup is not going to be very happy about those noisy clippers in your hand. To a dog, noises like this can be very unnerving-- if not outright frightening. If your pup tends towards the anxious and is easily excited, try taking him for a nice long walk to tire him out before you try to make use of those shiny new clippers. Along with this, be sure you have plenty of your pup's favorite treats on hand.
No one wants a straggly unsightly pup covered with matted hair, least of all your pup, as this can be quite uncomfortable. While this might seem odd, make this time as much about cutting your pup's hair as it is about making it fun. The more fun you make it, the less stressful the entire process will be for both of you.