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how would i cut the hair on the body but leave it long? i have combs but i'm not sure how to use them and i can't find a youuibe video that shows what i'm looking for. do i go with the growth of the hair or agaisn't it? can i use my clippers or should i use my shears, which i know would take so much longer. i don't have any thinning shears which i know would blend the hair better.

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melody77

Asked by melody77 at 4:59 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Pets

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  • Use your clippers on a certain number. Try an area that is not seen to often and rate what size you should use. Thats the only way to find out.
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 5:06 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • It depends on how long you want the hair to be and what size combs you have on your clippers. Use the clippers in the opposite direction the hair grows. Make sure that the hair is completely dry before using the clippers. Shears are useful if you want the hair longer than the clippers will allow. Usually, you'd clip the abdomen, anus, and groin area a bit shorter than the rest of the body to keep longer hair from collecting urine and feces. Be very careful around the anus and in the groin area as nicks and razor burn (especially if you are clipping closely) are painful in these area and the skin is delicate. I'd recommend using the shears around the feet and between the pads, but make sure your dog is very still - only the most skilled hands should use clippers in these areas because of the potential of nicks. Try it out with the hair at longer lengths the first couple of times and then if you want it shorter, do that later.
    Tuzyae

    Answer by Tuzyae at 10:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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