For many small dog owners, the thought of trimming their pup's face can be a bit scary. Even if you have finally mastered being able to trim and groom the rest of his body, grooming and trimming his face can be pretty challenging--at least in your mind. But the real truth is that as long as you take your time and work quickly and gently, the whole process shouldn't take more than about 10 to 15 minutes on most small breeds. However, breeds with really long or ungroomed facial hair may take a little bit longer as will any special cuts or styles.
At first, your pup may not like the idea of having the hair on his face groomed and trimmed. Those noisy clippers and shiny shears seem pretty scary when you get them close to his face. You need to take your time and introduce him to all of the tools you plan to use slowly and let him get used to them before you try to use them.
Just because you are a little nervous about learning to groom your small dog's face, it really isn't that difficult. It just takes plenty of practice and patience. It won't take long before your pup looks forward to having his monthly facial grooming.