Our Miniature Schnauzer Grooming Series will be covered over the next several pages and includes everything you need to know about grooming your dog from the actual Schnauzer Cut to everything else: trimming dog nails, cleaning dog ears, brushing their teeth, expressing the anal glands, bathing your dog, brushing your dog, grooming supplies, all about dog groomers, and plenty of grooming tips and tricks along the way. So let's get started...
Regardless of whether your Miniature Schnauzer will be groomed for the
show ring or as the family pet, the most important thing is that it is
part of a scheduled routine and that your Schnauzer cooperates and
enjoys it. This can be achieved by beginning grooming your dog right
away, always using the proper equipment and supplies, and having a good,
confident attitude when handling your dog.
If you have a puppy, even though it may not need clipping right away, it's a good idea to brush him out. And when doing so, have the electric clippers near by and turn them on to get him used to the sound.
Also choose a place in your home that will be designated for grooming your Schnauzer. Whether that will be on a grooming table or the bathroom counter, and keep all your supplies together and ready-to-go.
note: If you will be grooming your Schnauzer on a slick surface (like a counter top or table) use a non skid bath mat or a towel for your dog to stand on so your
When you maintain your Schnauzer's appearance by grooming him regularly he will always look his best and feel his best.
As mentioned before, if you plan on grooming your Schnauzer at-home
yourself, it's important to find a place where both of you will be
comfortable. And if you plan on placing your dog on a table make sure it
is sturdy and be sure to use a no-slip pad. Your Schnauzer will accept
the entire process more readily if he feels safe and secure.
Select a gentle and natural dog shampoo which is better for your Schnauzer's coat. And these at-home dog tear stain remedies will help those of you who are struggling with ugly brown staining under your dog's eyes.
When it comes to electric clippers you'll find many different styles and price points to choose from. Try and buy a really good pair of electric clippers. A bit more costly up front, but you'll save money in the long run. If you can afford it, the Andis Professional Clipper is a good model to use on Schnauzers.
Schnauzer Grooming Tip: The size of the blade will indicate the how close the cut will be. Using a blade with a high number will result in a closer cut & a lower number blade will leave the hair longer. Check with the manufacturer.
The easy way to trim your Schnauzer at home and achieve great results!
The Andis Power Trim Cordless Trimmer
includes all of the tools you need to touch-up your dog at home. This
quiet, heavy-duty, motor-driven rechargeable trimmer includes
stainless-steel blades for precise trimming with 4000 spm blade speed.
Plus, the ergonomic shape makes it easy to use.
The Andis trimmer is ideal for touch-ups around face, ears, feet and tail. Includes: Trimmer, 4 attachment combs: 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8", and charging stand with ready indicator light.UL listed for increased safety.
And for even more information, check out the FREE Online Course offered by Train Pet Dog that's used by dog groomers across the country.
Whether you've decided to take your Miniature Schnauzer to a professional dog groomer or groom your Schnauzer at home,
you will need to have some basic dog grooming supplies on hand in order
to keep your Miniature Schnauzer's look during those in-between
trimmings and salon visits.
Professional Electric Clippers; Nail Clippers; Grooming Scissors; Thinning Shears; Slicker Brush; Clipper Blades; Ear Cleanser & Tweezers; Bath wipes; Bath mats; Grooming Accessories
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