4. Position the ear. Hold your dog’s ear out to the side so the hair you cut does not drop down into his ear canal.
I have two shihtzus of my own, and I have been a professional groomer for about 4 years now. one thing that i haven't seen mentioned would be that switching your dogs water from the tap to something filtered like from the fridge or a bottle can make a HUGE difference. A lot of the time depending on where your water comes from, there are too many minerals that your dog doesn't need in the water and they come out through bodily fluids such as tearing and slobber. Ever seen a dogs feet stained a pinkish brown color? Thats because they lick/chew their paws and the saliva stains the hair. Also, check the ingredients of your dog food/treats, RED dye can also be a factor...dogs dont care if their food looks like it has veggies in it...boring brown kibble is the best way to go. I also want to say that you dont have to shave/cut the hair between the dogs eyes...my shihtzu is in full show coat and Ive never once cut the hair between his eyes, I pull it up into a bow and the rest lays neatly down as his mustache. It took a long time for it to grow out that way but now that it is grown out, it will never ever have to be trimmed. Everytime you cut the hair there, it grows back into the eyes...Hope this helps!
I have a six month old shih tzu, what wonderful dogs, my problem is that I can't seem to find a groomer who knows how to do the cut where the body is cut short and the leg hair is very long, they only know how to make them look like a poodle, where can I find a picture to show to the groomer? I'm not talking about a lamb cut. I've looked for hours and hours trying to find hair dos for shih tzu, and the only ones I find are puppy cuts and a lamb cut. Help!
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Cutting your dog's hair at home can be a great time and money saver. It can also be a great source of frustration if you don't have a quality set of dog clippers at the ready. By doing a little research, you can make sure this frustration never manifests.If your dog has a lot of fur and you want to give it a haircut using scissors, the process will take time and patience. Once you know how to hold the scissors at the proper angle, you can safely cut your dog's hair to the length you prefer. As long as your dog is very cooperative, the more you use the scissors, the better you will get.At first glance, we may be inclined to think that getting our dog a hair cut is primarily a means to get them to look their best. And there is indeed something to be said about a dog that has a proper upkeep in the fur department. However, the need to maintain a good coat goes beyond vanity.Even when you buy a clipper that suits your pooch, you should realize that putting them to use properly is not something that you’ll grasp instantly. Just like cutting human hair, cutting dog hair is something that requires patience and a steady hand; skills that will be honed over a period of time. In fact, if you’ve never cut dog hair before, you’d be wise to prepare yourself for a little bit of difficulty the first couple of times.