Getting Rid of the Winter Woolies!


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.

BEFORE
AFTER!

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

Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

xo erin