Trimming Your Dog's Hair Around Eyes - YouTube

Professional pet grooming guides: learn how to trim the hair on your dog's face.
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For one thing, tangled clumps of fur known as can form over time on a non-groomed dog. While these can be unsightly, they can also cause distress to your dog’s skin, as the roots of the hair involved in the mats could be tugging on the flesh in unnatural and painful directions. Additionally, a well-trimmed coat will provide less of a haven for and other similarly undesirable critters, which in turn could make your dog less susceptible to skin infections.
Those with ‘show dogs’ usually trim this hair for better appearance in the show ring.
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But have you ever seen or used curved scissors? They are an awesome tool that I believe even a novice can use effectively with great results. Here is some food for thought: How many straight lines do you see on your dog? Before you say legs, look at and feel your dog’s legs. Not as straight as you thought, huh? Curved scissors are supreme at getting trimming the hair on dogs' feet so that they look nice and round, back legs where the thigh muscle curves down to the hock, that area of the chest that blends down into the front legs, eyebrows, and many other places. Once you get comfortable using curved scissors and learning how to use them with the curve facing either left or right, they will become the tool that you'll never want to be without again. 12 – Make a final pass over your dog’s coat and check for any stray hair. Trim it off if necessary.
Photo provided by FlickrThe steps for trimming around your dog’s eyes remain the same regardless of hair type.
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My sister has a Yorkie and while this breed of dog usually has long hair, my sister prefers to keep her dog’s hair trimmed for cleanliness. Sometimes she finds herself trimming long and tangled pieces with scissors. It is good to know that a good set of clippers can help you to get the job done right. I will be sure to inform my sister that when she uses this tool, she should leave a half-inch of coat on the dog for element protection.Hold your dog's paw and carefully clip the hair between the pads with a the finger nail scissors. You should trim the hair so that it is even with the pads or slightly shorter than the pads.My sister has a Yorkie and while this breed of dog usually has long hair, my sister prefers to keep her dog’s hair trimmed for cleanliness. Sometimes she finds herself trimming long and tangled pieces with scissors. It is good to know that a good set of clippers can help you to get the job done right. I will be sure to inform my sister that when she uses this tool, she should leave a half-inch of coat on the dog for element protection.Even if your dog has just been washed, shaggy, stained hair around its eyes can make it look like it hasn't been groomed for years. While this appearance is normal and rarely a cause for concern, it does affect a dog's appearance. Long, shaggy hair around a dog's eyes is unsightly, and can contribute to eye irritation and weeping, which in turn leads to more staining. Regular eye trims will keep your dog's eyes fresh and clean. However, most dogs hate having anything near their eyes. With a little practice, you can keep your dog still long enough for a quick mini-grooming.Trim leftover hairs with blunt-nosed scissors. Hold the hairs between your fingers and trim above your fingers to reduce the chance of cutting into the dog's skin.Trim the right section of hair as the left section was cut. Once both sides are trimmed, brush the hair again. If the hair is still too long, continue to carefully trim until the hair is short enough. Take care to not cut the dog's eyelashes.