The idea of grooming your pup's hair using a pair of scissors can be a bit intimidating, especially if it's your first time. There are several very good reasons to learn how to groom your pup using a pair of scissors instead of electric clippers. The noise clippers make tend to scare most puppies and can make them difficult to handle during grooming. Using a pair of scissors is also a good time to bond with your pup and you can be far more creative, especially if your dog is one the many breeds that have specific cuts.
If your dog is like most, the noise and vibrations from electric clippers are very scary and often cause unnecessary anxiety. When he sees that the only things you have in your hands are a comb or brush and a pair scissors, he is far more likely to be calm and relaxed when grooming time comes.
The last thing you want is for your dog to end up looking like he had a run-in with an electric hedge trimmer. Your pup has feelings too and the last thing he wants is to be the laughing stock of the neighborhood. Go slow, pay attention to what you are doing, and make sure you give your dog plenty of praise and a handful of his favorite treats when you are all done.
My rescue dog was never handled and was an outdoor only dog for his five years. Something horrible happened at his first and only grooming because he screams and pees if i or anyone tries to approach him with a brush or if a hand catches a tangle while petting. imagine a dog that can't be brushed. what do i do now?
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