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How do I cut my dogs hair myself? Or where can I learn how?

I want to learn how to cut my dogs hair properly on my own. She is a 5 pound yorkiepoo. I'm having trouble finding a website on how to groom a dog yourself, and what materials I will need. Maybe there is a book out there? Or an at home course to take that doesn't cost a fortune! Please help me on this one! Thanks!

Asked By: PuppyMom - 2/3/2009
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Unless you want to spend the money it takes to groom a dog well then don't bother. It is a minimum funds of at least $300+ easily & realistic more to do a good job. If you look on Petedge.com they sell the equipment & dvd/books for grooming. You can get one for mixed breeds not yorkiepoo -there won't be one just for... More
Answered By: joanplus4dogs - 2/3/2009
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All you need is a good set of hair clippers and a picture of what you want her to look like. Thats how I learned. try this: http://www.elvisyorkshireterrier.com/information-videos/dog-grooming-video.htm
Answered By: mnm1088 - 2/3/2009
 
There are many different grooming books, however, these are typically geared to a specific breed. Your best bet would be to contact a local groomer and ask if they can teach you. Many local groomers where I live will do this for a small fee... More
Answered By: rjn529 - 2/3/2009
 
There is a grooming book called All Breed Dog Grooming. You could pick that up at a local bookstore. Also as far as equipment go to your local pet shop. PetSmart, Petco and someone will help you to find what you need. Depending on whether you want to clip or cut with scissors all of that.
Answered By: Jennifer R - 2/3/2009
 
They sell the clippers and they usually come with a CD or DVD to watch and learn..You can also go to www.extertvillage.com.they can teach you how also
Answered By: nikko - 2/3/2009
 
Just pick up an electric clipper, set to stun.
Answered By: Joe B - 2/3/2009
 
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