|Barked: Tue Aug 24, '10 5:44pm PST |
|Groomer use professional clipper with a 10 blade, this leave the equivelent of 1/10" I believe.
As to human clippers,yes you can, but I would suggest that you use the attachment comb (the shortest length about 1/8 ") for safety reasons. I have the wahl peanut, and I know that the blade is equal to a 40 blade. (surgical length), and would only use this for paw pads, with out a guard. When shaving around the rectum, shave away, never on, with a very light hand., as to the penis area, be very careful, some dogs have a center divit line, that can be easily cut/nicked, and pay special attention to the tuckup area, that flap of skin in front of the back legs.
Always check your clipper (turnoff first) on you wrist, to check the heat, and if your clipper pulls the hair, this means that the blade is dull, and needs to be replaced. Blades should be cleaned, and oiled between use. The oil really helps keeps the blade from heating up quickly.
Bath and dry the dog first for easier clipping, and I would suggest you have a helper hold your pup on a high table securly by the neck , while doing the rectum. You must hold the dog from underneath, holding the tail with the same hand. This keeps the pup from tucking tail, or sitting while trying to clip this area. For his stomach area, the helper will stand the pup up on the back legs, and you will clip from the front. Always check for the above mentioned divit. Takes all of 3 miutes tops
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