Keeping your pup's facial hair shaved at home can be a great way to save money. Plus, it allows you to groom your pup at your convenience rather than when the groomer has an open appointment. With a little practice, you can soon be doing the same quality of workmanship as the groomer, if not a little better as you have a vested interest in how your pup looks when you are done. To be sure, shaving your dog's head can be very challenging and there is a risk of injury to your pup. Take your time and pay close attention to where the clipper blades are in reference your pal's eyes and ears to avoid injuring him.
The sound of the clippers running near his face is likely to make your dog very nervous. Long before you start using the clippers, spend a fair amount of time letting him get used to the sight and sound of the clippers. Doing this will help reduce his stress levels when you actually go to use them.
While it might be a bit on the nerve-wracking side, take your time and stay calm. The calmer you are while shaving your pup's face, the more relaxed he will be. Give your pup plenty of time to get used to the sight and sound of the clippers before trying to use them. Just remember, even if your work isn't perfect the first few times, your pup will always love you.