Schnauzer Dog Breed | Grooming Schnauzer 101 the Ultimate Tools

Schnauzer Dog Breed | Grooming Schnauzer 101 the Ultimate Tools

Grooming For Schnauzers 101 The Ultimate Tools

Grooming Schnauzers 101

Grooming Schnauzers 101 wants you to have the best opportunity to show of your skills as a stay at home dog groomer for your miniature schnauzer, standard schnauzer, or Giant Schnauzer.

I ‘m and owner of a miniature schnauzer Miles, and once every six to eight weeks I have to send him off to the pet groomer for a fresh cut. When he was a baby under say 20 lbs. it cost in my market $30.00 to $40.00 dollars, and has the years have gone by he’s packed on 8 lbs. more and the cost is $48.00 to $60.00 dollars.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Stay at Home Groomer

How about staying at home and grooming the family pet saving on that annual cost. I went to YouTube and searched out the best videos pertaining to schnauzer grooming and got tips from the professional groomers and their knowledge of cutting schnauzers. So I have several videos to help you become the best pet groomer in your home.

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Grooming Schnauzer part 1
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Grooming the Schnauzer Part 2
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Grooming the Schnauzer Part 3
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Grooming the Schnauzer Part 4
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Grooming For Schnauzers 101 The Ultimate Tools Part 2

Schnauzer Dog Breed Pet Clippers

This is one area you don’t want to skip on inexpensive clippers will over heat and will dune over time causing nicks and hair grabbing on the coat. If possible try and shoot for clippers in the $60.00 and up range preferably cordless with clips ranging from 4f to 10f. There is an abundance of choices from Wahl, Oster, Conair, Andis, Alfie and others.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Nail Clippers

Dog nail clippers work very well as they are very sharp, easy to hold and the guard helps with length control. The clippers make cutting his nails quick, easy and painless. These clippers are the best clippers I have ever used. These are good clippers, but be careful, you can still trim too low. A few nails bled and I felt so bad!
I usually take my dog to the groomer for nail trims, so this was the first time doing it myself. I was told later to put baby oil on nails first to see the quick better. I’ll try this next time.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Nail Grinder

I have to let everyone know that as a novice groomer, I can tell you that these Dremel “Pet Grooming Kits” don’t have the power to do a good, quick (the key word being QUICK!) job on sanding pet nails.

Your Schnauzer will be afraid very afraid of this device, This will be a very different sound than the hamming of clippers. You will need to slowly introduce this device as schnauzers don’t like anyone messing with their Schnauzer paws.
Began by letting your pet see and smell the sander, and then running it over their body and feet with the power off. Then turned it on and hold it away from him/her, again letting him hear, see, and smell it. Have treats at the ready, but he was fine. I held it near him for several minutes while on, and then touched the non-sanding end to his body so that he could feel the vibration.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Shears

Outside of Clippers, the shears would be the most important investment you will make. Don’t just settle for the straight scissors, go for the slightly curved blades 7.5 to 10 inch range with a rounded tip so you don’t poke or accidentally stab your pet.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Thinning shears

The thinning shears are groomer’s best tool. The blades are sharp; it thins very easily and blends the coat really well. So you don’t have that hard straight cut. Try and shoot for thinning shears with 36 to 48 teeth. Be sensitive to the loops as some shears have small opening and will fatigue fingers quickly. The bigger loops are easy to hold and maneuver. Would recommend to anyone looking to invest in shears to buy these shears for good grooming, and blending hair to get a more professional look for their dogs at home.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Shears 4 to 5 Inch

For sensitive areas like around the eyes, nose, paw pads etc… you need a small straight blade to get at those places, and remember to get a blunt or rounded tip.

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Grooming For Schnauzers 101 The Ultimate Tools Part 3

Schnauzer Dog Breed Combs and Pet Brush

& Pet Grooming Tool

Personally I haven’t used this pet hair removal brush for my schnauzer as he doesn’t shed unlike say a retriever or German shepherd. But I do recommend it for use on other breeds as most do shed hair and this tool is extremely useful. This brand by DakPet thru amazon has over 90 % positive reviews.

Pet 7-1/2-Inch Steel Grooming Comb

This steel grooming comb is great for a finishing touch and general detangling esp. when blow-drying out after a bath. It’s a sturdy comb for long haired dogs! This comb is great if your dog is at risk for matting and most schnauzer are on the legs and beard area.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Dog Tooth Brush

Finger dog tooth brushes work fine and they are easy to use and clean, plus safe and effective for the pet’s teeth. Brushing maintains proper oral health for your dog by establish a daily routine of proper dental care may extend the life of your pet. Dog finger tooth brushes; help prevent bad breath and tartar collection.
Once your pet settles into a tooth maintenance routine consider an electric tooth brush.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Groomer Apparel

Aprons are a must if you want to keep fine hairs from clinging to your body and or clothing. Your fine that pet hair floats and it will gather on your cloths, hair, arms and short of taking a shower immediately after grooming your pet and apron will help protect you.
Theirs aprons with pockets, plastic versus cloth, polyester, rubber, nylon you make the decision on what’s comfortable for you.

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Grooming For Schnauzers 101 The Ultimate Tools Part 4

Schnauzer Dog Breed Pet grooming Table

Look you can cut corners on every single item mentioned but at some point you will be disappointed with the inexpensive product and will reinvest in tools that maybe you should have purchased just once. Really think about the puppy or dog growing and the size and weight that they will ultimately get to. Make sure you buy a table that will work at every stage of his/her growth.

Things to consider adjustable legs, arms, hydraulic lifts, stainless steel are most sanitary. Static free materials provide for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Pet stool

Just like your pet at some point they will want to sit, and so will you. Consider a pet step stool with no arms, and one that lifts or adjust to a height matching your dog, or table.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Hair Dryer

You can use one of your old blow dryers but if you want to give your pet a dedicated vacuum/blow dryer, consider the horsepower and amps. High horsepower will be every uncomfortable for a small dog, make sure theirs speed adjustments, with dual vacuum/blower option.
This makes grooming your dogs much more manageable, I pride myself on grooming my dog myself, but a good dryer would be of real value even to those who only need maintenance between professional grooming’s. A good blow-out will remove dust, allergens and dead fur from your dog’s coat, meaning less frequent bathing.

Schnauzer Dog Breed Grooming Tool Box

Now that you bought all these tools above, to do in home grooming you will want to protect this equipment with a grooming box. You will get so many compliments when you sport a tool box such as this one, makes going into homes a lot easier as well as professional looking. This is a must for any groomer that hauls their equipment with them.
Conclusion, recommend buying these items in stages and as your skills develop you’re figure out when to add to your tool box.
Your pet should have their own equipment such as clipper, scissors, pet hair dryer, towels, brushes, and not share with the family right!

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