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Getting Rid of the Winter Woolies!

by | Apr 15, 2014 | Other | 4 comments

Hi All,

This is going to be a bit of a random post today- but I thought I would show you my dogs new hair cut-  curtsey of the Erin&Mom dog salon. You may have seen my dog, Finn, featured in some of my past pics- he is a fluffy little white bichon frise- emphasis on the fluffy

Mom and I are definitely dog grooming experts- I mean we watched at least 3 youtube videos on it 😛 So I figured I should give you my simple tutorial on how to cut your dogs hair:

Step 1: Let your dog get WAY TOO FLUFFY – by not cutting him all winter

Step 2: Wash your dog completely, let him dry, then brush him until he is tangle free and a complete poof ball.

Step 3: Coax your dog onto an old blanket using whatever treat he most enjoys, in this case I used sweet potato, but liver works very well (treats may be needed repeatedly through whole process).

Step 4: Lull your dog into a sense of security, getting him to lay down with lots of pets and gentle words. Then whip out your already prepared clippers and hack into that fluff!

Step 5: Hold the shed fluff in your hand and pretend that you are holding a cloud.

Step 6: Once you are done what you can do with the clippers (the body)- leave his head, legs and tail for a while and let him run around like a little lion.

Step 7: Have one person continuously pet the dog to keep him calm, while the other attacks each leg one at a time, and then the tail. Then carefully trim his head, ears and snout until it forms a perfect round shape. Now you have a, still ridiculous looking, dog- just one with less fur to maintain. And Voila!

Now try to take a picture of your dog while he is feeling super frisky and free of about 10lbs of fur.


Anyways, that’s what I’ve been up to recently, lol.

Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

xo erin


  1. corina

    wow he looks lovely. I think he's happy now with his new hair cut.


    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks! he really is happy with his new cut- it's getting warmer here in Ontario and he would get overheated on his walks- now he's so much peppier!

  2. Annette Siverson

    He did look a bit like a lion! We had a Maine Coon cat that used to get the lion cut to manage his always matting fur (let me tell you!), and he did look and walk like a lion! Anyway, your fluff ball is adorable, with or without fur! Great Job!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks- I LOVE when cats get the lion cut- it is so cute, I'm sure your kitty was adorable!


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