Trimming dogs can be a task if you do not know what you are doing, and you can ultimately do it wrong and cause either pain to the dog or just a bad grooming job in general. There are even certain breeds that should be groomed a certain way or risk damaging their hair. Shih Tzus, for instance, are unique breeds of dogs that should have great care when being groomed. Whether you are trying to groom, shave, trim, or cut the hair of a Shih Tzu, the more you know about the topic the better. There is always the option of letting a breeder or professional groomer take care of it for you, but you should learn how to do it yourself and save the money. Ultimately, it is a task that can be learned with patience and the moment you do it properly the first time you will always be able to do it.
Grooming Your Shih Tzu
The first thing to remember when grooming Shih Tzu is the coat. Just because you constantly bathe the Shih Tzu does not mean the coat will be better off. You should start by looking around the eyes to make sure there is no swelling or redness. Also, check the ears for discharge and teeth for swelling. If everything looks fine, you are ready to begin the grooming Shih Tzu process. Comb the hair throughout, life each of the paws up and clip the nails (every 4-10 weeks), and even brush the teeth once or twice a week and that is it. You will learn a grooming Shih Tzu routine in no time and be able to mix it up as time goes on.