Then, I found an Andis 2 Speed Clipper at a garage sale for $1. After a few months of getting up the courage, I clipped my first dog. I'm no grooming pro, but I'm very happy with my savings!
Here's the before:
After a nice bath...
... and a quick zoom around the house....
... Molly is ready for a clip:
I use a car washing attachment to wash them on advice from a groomer; fill it up with shampoo, put it on it's gentlest setting (shower), and spray the dog down. The dogs like it better, too.
It takes about an hour to clip my dog down.... I use a 5FC blade to get a length of about 1/4 inch all over. It's short, but it takes a few months to grow back out!
Here's the after:
Just TRY to say "no" to those eyes!
I've used the same blade ($30) for 6 haircuts now, so the savings are quite substantial!
Quick Rundown of Supplies:
(For anyone interested)
- Andis 2 Speed Professional Clipper
- 5FC Ceramic Blade
- Oster Coolant/Lubricant/Cleaner Spray
- Sharp Scissors
- Mild Dog Shampoo
- Car Washing Nozzle with Soap Container
- Sink to Hose Converter
Total Savings: $60 on each haircut!