Tips for the dog mower

Posted on October 08 2018

Tips for the dog mower

Here are some tips to help you choose the right mower for your dog, if you think you can mow it yourself. Otherwise, it would be better to entrust this somewhat delicate task to a professional groomer.

Mowing his dog is an operation that requires a minimum of know-how and knowledge . Indeed, it is necessary not only to know how to use it correctly, but also to control the specificities of the breed of its animal (standard, type of hair, frequency of the mowing ...). That's why this care is often entrusted to a professional groomer.

However, when you have the necessary skills, you can do it yourself at home. The choice of lawn mower is a decision to take into account several aspects and use it requires a number of precautions . Let's see, together, how to choose the right model and how to use it properly.

Why do we have to mow some dogs?

The shearing is a carefully grooming which one must resort to different types of dogs and for various reasons. Some breeds, such as Poodle and Yorkshire , go through this stage because it's about complying with their standards . In subjects to be exposed and compete, mowing is considered an obligation and is often assigned to a groomer.

Mowing is also a form of annual maintenance of the dog 's coat. It can help to clear certain parts of the body of the animal such as the eyes and ears. The goal is to improve the comfort of the dog, but also to prevent infections that can rage in these areas.

Mowing his dog also helps prevent knots forming in his coat, especially in long-haired breeds.

How to choose the dog mower?

The mower is certainly a significant investment, but the device is called to serve a long time , if not all the life of the dog if it is a model of quality . It is necessary, in fact, to privilege the treated materials. Their prices are extremely varied, ranging from 70 to several hundred euros . Models dedicated to professionals are displayed at prices up to 400 euros .

We must be wary of inexpensive lawnmowers , those proposed for 30 euros for example, because they can quickly prove to be defective , even dangerous for the dog, with real risk of injury. In addition to the price and quality of the device, the choice is made according to the type of dog's hair . The packaging of recent models generally provides clear indications on this point. If this is not the case, you can always ask your veterinarian for advice .

It will also favor less noisy models to not scare the dog. It is better to be familiar with it from an early age (sound, not mowing, of course). For more freedom of movement, you can opt for a cordless mower . However, you must make sure that the battery is full before you start using it.

On the side of the shoe , the choice depends on the length of the hair: the more it is important, the higher the shoe number to select. Finally, for the blades , we prefer the straight models that allow to work faster, especially for dogs who have trouble staying calm.

For medium-sized dogs, a semi-professional mower will do the job. Those with long hair will have to be treated with the professional mower, while the short-haired doggies can be mowed with a basic model (but not low-end).

How to use the dog mower adequately?

Before mowing your dog, care should be taken to wash , dry and disentangle . While passing under the mower, the possible nodes can hurt the animal very badly. Moreover, they can end up causing malfunctions in the device.

The position of the dog, who is standing on a table at the time of mowing, is also essential: his head must be kept flat and he must above all be immobile to avoid the wrong gestures that could hurt him or lead to bad mowing .

One can then begin to mow the dog by paying attention to the prominent and sensitive areas  : face, ears, legs, joints. The cut should not be exaggerated so as not to alter the protective role of the coat. Finally, always mow in the direction of the hair.

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