Cocker spaniels have distinctive and attractive coats which require dedicated grooming. You may take the pet to a professional groomer for that fancy haircut, or you may just do it at home. This is easy to do, and may be carried out with minimal tools or equipment.
Tips on giving a cocker spaniel a haircut
Use slicker brush to brush gently the cocker spaniel’s hair: It’s very significant to detangle the hair before a haircut. You may use a detangling spray which has been formulated particularly for dogs to relax further the hair and make the brushing easier.
Use double-sided comb or dematting tool tease mats from your cocker spaniel’s hair: Difficult mats, as a last resort, may be cut away using a pair of grooming shears. Don’t utilize the shears around the eyes, or any other sensitive area. You can trust a professional groomer to perform this tricky task.
Lift your pet onto a sturdy and strong table: As with any other salon project, it’s easier for a beautician to carry out, from a standing position, the haircut. When the pet proves to be too frisky to hold still, you may skip this phase and trim the pet while both of you are sitting on the floor.
Utilize a pair of sharp grooming shears for trimming the hair on your spaniel’s head: You may utilize a comb to help you lift the hair, and the shears to remove it. You keep the comb between the shears and your pet. This is going to be safer for your cocker spaniel and is going to assist even the most amateurish beautician keep the cut even. Note: Don’t risk injury to the pet by utilizing the shears near the eyes together with other sensitive areas.
Utilize the grooming shears to help you trim the pet’s feet, legs and back: Shears may be used also to trim as well as shape the feathered hair hanging from your pet’s sides so that the pet does not appear like she is wearing some hairy tutu. Try doing one section at a time to help you not get overwhelmed.
Complete the task by utilizing grooming shears to trim around the body any stray hairs. Then you may need to bathe the cocker spaniel to eliminate any loose hairs, and happily conclude her day of beauty!