Sometimes you just need to trim your dog without clippers. This could happen for many reasons. Maybe your dog goes to a groomer, but it’s not in the budget this time. Or maybe you don’t own clippers. Did you know some dogs are afraid of clippers but can still have cute haircuts without them? It happens. With a vision, some trimming shears, a comb, and a brush, you can make your dog beautiful again without using clippers. Make a little extra time for a scissor grooming session, and bring your patience with you as you learn this old-fashioned way of grooming.
Your dog might be a little antsy at first, but you can help keep him entertained with a toy rope or even a puzzle toy filled with tasty treats. Be cautious of any anxiety he might be showing and unless necessary, try to keep the scissors parallel to the skin instead of pointed toward your pup. A sudden movement could cause him injury, and nervous dogs don’t often sit still.
If you're looking for a round of apaws from your dog, try to give him the best cut possible. But keep in mind with a tasty treat your dog is incredibly forgiving--even if you give him a barking bad haircut. Be safe with your scissors, brush your dog out, give him lots of love and attention, and he won't know the difference.