Dog clippers & dog trimmers at the Maxi Zoo online shop
Dog clipper: care for your dog’s coat
Long hair requires more care: this is no different for the hair on a human head than for voluminous dog coats. Some breeds of dog naturally have a coat consisting of really long top hair and a densely growth of underwool, changing with the seasons. As the owner of such a cuddly dog, you reach for the comb and brush every day to keep this splendid coat in fine condition. However, dogs soon grow a new coat. To prevent animal hair from getting out of control in some breeds, trimming is needed occasionally. With a little practice and skill, you can learn to do a good job yourself with dog clippers or a dog trimmer. An investment in a good pet hair cutter pays for itself rapidly.
What breeds of dogs are most in need of trimming?
Dog breeds whose hairstyles need to be refreshed occasionally include small breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, Shi-Tsu or West Highland Terriers. In the case of the classic breeding dog, the poodle, the dog’s appearance can be influenced by styled cuts, but as a general rule, you should only trim uncontrolled hair growth on certain parts of the body. For breeds such as coarse-haired dogs, which no longer have a natural fur change due to their breeding history, a dog trimmer should be used at regular intervals. Clipping is also particularly important in summer. Long-haired dog breeds should get a summer cut that prevents overheating on hot days. By the way: dog clippers can also be useful for animals who generally have problems with seasonal changes of coat or on medical advice, regardless of the breed of dog.
How do I trim a dog correctly?
Dog clippers essentially work like a razor guided over the coat. The coat must be combed out carefully before clipping to prevent the dog clippers from getting snagged, then it can glide through the hairs without resistance. The length to which the coat gets trimmed is controlled by plug-in combs which travel across the coat of the dog in line with the fur. Depending on the type of hair, clippers can also be used in the opposing direction, but this is uncommon.
Dog clippers and dog trimmers with rechargeable batteries are practical tools, since there are no cables to get in the way. When clipping, dogs should if possible be placed on a non-slip surface. Start clipping on the neck and continue across the torso, chest area and abdomen, taking particular care with any folds of skin. When selecting the clippers, make sure that they suits the type of coat on your four-legged friend, and that you also have fine clipper heads for complicated body areas such as paws and the area around the ears. At our online shop you will find a large selection of dog clippers, dog trimmers and accessories from renowned manufacturers such as Moser and many more.