As the weeks under COVID-19 "stay at home" order continue to add up, our pup Bear was starting to get a little shaggy and a trip to his regular groomer remains out of the question. We finally decided to take things into our own hands and take a chance at grooming Bear ourselves.
I watched several YouTube videos related to grooming Shih Tzus (Bear is a Yorkie Shih Tzu combo). Then I ordered a few pairs of specialized scissors and clippers (listed below) and worked up the courage and jumped in. Pretty happy with the results! But I (and I'm sure Bear too) can't wait until he can once again keep his regular groomer appointments.
Here are some of the tools I used:
This was probably my biggest find: the Scardey Cut Scissors. Basically, these are a pair of scissors that do what an electric clipper would do. If your pet is not a fan of the buzzing of electric clippers, check these out.
Irene found this cool multi-tool: a cordless clipper, paw pad clipper, nail grinder. I used this to round off Bear's nails after I clipped them and to trim the difficult to get to hair (he actually has hair not fur) between the pads on his paws.
I rounded out my toolbox with these (just click on the various images for links):