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Grooming a Poodle dog

Poodle grooming

How to groom a Poodle at home, including detailed information about different Poodle haircuts as well as video tutorials that show exactly how to properly give a Poodle a fancy haircut in the convenience of your own home. Learn how to use different Poodle grooming tools and accomplish impressive results.

How to groom a Poodle

Poodle cuts

Poodle grooming tools

Poodle grooming

Poodle grooming

Poodle grooming includes clipping his coat and if you enjoy spending lots of time grooming your pet then Poodle is a breed to consider. Potential Poodle owners should be prepared to brush Poodle daily in order to remove any hair that fell out, otherwise mats and tangles will start forming. Some Poodle owners keep the dog's hair clipped short, but even a short hair needs to be brushed regularly. If you are planning to give your Poodle haircuts at home, you will need professional dog grooming tools to achieve best results. Although there are three Poodle varieties that include the Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Standard Poodle, their coat is very similar in structure and needs to be clipped at least four times per year. To keep Poodle's hair looking best, a professional groomer needs to be visited once every four to six weeks. Grooming a Poodle at home is also an option that will save you a lot of money and you will get another opportunity to bond with your pet as you are grooming a Poodle. Grooming a Poodle at home is not difficult and good results can be achieved with the right tools. Before you start clipping the Poodle at home, it is a good idea to learn how to do this properly. Get some books on the subject or watch videos of Professional Poodle groomers showing the grooming process step by step. Videos of Poodle grooming tutorials are also available below.

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Common Poodle clips
Poodle's coat can get a variety of cuts (Poodle clips). The Poodle's luxurious coat is a lot of maintenance, which can be a plus for owners who enjoy grooming their pet. There are many versatile ways to trim a Poodle's coat. Some of the most popular Poodle grooming styles include the Puppy Show Poodle Clip, English Saddle Poodle Clip, Continental Poodle clip, Dutch Poodle clip and Sporting or Kennel Poodle clip. The most common Poodle cut is shown in detail in the video below. It is not difficult to learn how to groom a Poodle and of course you will need to get the right Poodle clipping tools to make the Poodle's haircut look professional in the convenience of your own home.

Poodle cuts

Poodle cuts Poodle's haircuts make a statement and can vary from very simple short haircuts that are very comfortable for the summer to a very intricate Poodle cut that will require more skill and practice to achieve at home. A Poodle needs to be bathed and brushed prior to getting a haircut. This way, the dog's coat is free from tangles that may interfere and cause pain or discomfort to Poodle during getting a haircut. After bathing and brushing, place Poodle on a grooming table and be sure to have plenty of treats nearby to reward Poodle's good behavior during getting a haircut.

How to groom a Poodle (video tutorial)

Poodle haircuts: Continental clip Continental Poodle clip
Continental Poodle clip is accepted in conformation for Poodles that are 1 year and older. With this Poodle haircut, hip rosettes, feet, and base of the dog's tail are all shaved very closely.
Poodle cuts: English Saddle clip Poodle English Saddle clip
Poodle clips: Poodle Bell Bottom Clip Poodle Bell Bottom Clip
Poodle grooming styles: Bolero clip Poodle Bolero clip
Poodle cuts: Chicago Dutch clip Poodle Chicago Dutch clip
Poodle clip: Poodle Dutch clip Poodle Dutch clip
Poodle grooming style: Poodle Fifth Avenue clip image Poodle Fifth Avenue clip
Poodle clip: Fox clip image Poodle Fox clip
Poodle haircuts: German clip image Poodle German clip
Poodle cuts: Kennel clip image Poodle Kennel clip
Poodle hair clip: Lamb clip image Lamb cut Poodle
Poodle hair clip: Poodle Lion clip Poodle Lion clip
Poodle Miami clip image Miami clip Poodle
Poodle Puppy clip image Poodle Puppy clip
A popular Poodle clip that many poodle owners enjoy. This specific Poodle haircut is the only clip that is allowed for Poodle puppies under one year old when showing. There is no exposed skin with this haircut (except for the dog's paws) and the dog is more protected from getting a sun burn since most skin is covered.
Teddy Bear Poodle clip Teddy Bear clip
Town and Country Poodle clip Town and Country clip

Poodle cuts video demonstration of a Teddy Bear clip by a professional Poodle groomer.
How to clip a Poodle at home - video
Example of Toy Poodle grooming style
How to trim cuffs on a Toy Poodle. Video demonstration

Poodle grooming tools

Poodle owners who decide to clip a Poodle at home can get great results for a fraction of cost of a visit to a professional Poodle groomer. The first step is to get good quality grooming tools that include clippers for Poodle, a set of scissors, a grooming table, brushes, breed specific shampoo and coat conditioner for Poodles.

Professional dog clippers for Poodles
Scissors set for grooming a Poodle at home
If you decided to give your Poodle a haircut at home, finding the right tools for the job will help to accomplish best results. Just like professional Poodle groomers who use quality grooming tools, investing in a few professional grooming tools can dramatically help you to achieve professional looking Poodle cuts in the convenience of your home. Dog grooming scissors can help Poodle owners to groom their pet's coat at home. Watch videos of how professional dog groomers clip Poodle's coat and give it a try. You may discover that not only is grooming the dog at home is a good bonding experience but you can learn to create fun and fancy Poodle cuts with some practice.

Grooming table for a Poodle
If you are planning to give your Poodle a haircut at home, a grooming table for dogs is a good investment. A Poodle can be placed at a comfortable level, where you do not have to bend and strain your back as you are clipping the dog's coat. A grooming table that is foldable and has an adjustable height won't take up much space and can help you to be comfortable while giving your Poodle a haircut.

Poodle brush and dog hair accessories
Poodles need to be brushed every day and having the right brush makes the process less uncomfortable for the dog and easier for the Poodle owner. Rubber tipped pin brush with a cushioned pad is a good option.
Hair clips for Poodles
Hair clips for Poodles are great for keeping the dog's coat neat and away from the Poodle's eyes. Dog hair clips can also help during grooming and as you as sectioning Poodle's coat, use the clips to keep the coat where it needs to be. Grooming a Poodle at home is easier with clips.
Poodle nail grooming tools
Dog nail clippers for Poodles
Poodle's nails need to be trimmed once every six weeks. Overgrown nails can make walking painful for dogs and in extreme cases the dog's gait may change because of the pain associated with the overgrown nails.

Poodle grooming involves trimming the dog's nails about once every 6 weeks or as soon as you can hear the dog's nails making a clicking sound whenever the Poodle is walking on a hardwood floor. If you accidentally cut your dog's nail too much and the dog nail is bleeding, styptic powder can quickly help stop bleeding. Styptic powder is used by dog groomers to quickly stop bleeding in case the small vein located in dog's nail gets accidentally cut during nail trimming.

Ear wipes for Poodles
Poodles have long, hanging ears that create favorable conditions for bacterial growth. Clean Poodle's ears regularly using ear wipes for dogs to avoid ear infections. Some signs of ear infections in dogs include foul smell coming from the ear area, the ear appears red and inflamed. A Poodle may be shaking his head or trying to paw at his ears. Immediately take him to the vet if you notice any of these symptoms.

Poodle teeth care
Dental care is very important for all dogs, including Poodles. Daily teeth brushing helps to keep your pet's teeth healthy by removing plaque. If plaque is not removed regularly, it will harden into a yellow crust on Poodle's teeth known as tartar. Tartar harbors a lot of harmful bacteria that can damage the dog's teeth, cause bad breath and other health issues. Keeping the dog's teeth healthy by daily brushing and by providing the dog with dental chews to keep his teeth clean and strong will benefit his overall health and his quality of life. Cleaning Poodle's teeth regularly, starting when the dog is still a puppy is very important. Get your Poodle comfortable with having his teeth cleaned regularly to help prevent any dental issues that start appearing in most dogs by the time they are two years old. Good dental care will not only help to keep Poodle's teeth healthy, but the dog's overall health will benefit from having healthy teeth.
Poodle nose care
Poodle nose butter can help keeping your dog's nose comfortable in the winter. If you notice that the skin on Poodle's nose appears dry and flaky, try using a nose butter for Poodles that will help to keep the sensitive skin on the dog's nose moisturized and healthy.
Poodle eye stain remover
Sometimes dogs have eye stains that appear reddish or brown and are located around the dog's eyes. These unattractive stains can be removed with a dog eye stain remover. To cut down on face stains, gently wipe the face with alcohol-free pet wipe or with a wash cloth dipped in warm water. If you notice excessive discharge from the dog's eyes, check with your vet to rule out any health issues.

Poodle bathing
Poodles need to be bathed every two to three weeks to keep their coat in best condition. Use a mild dog shampoo and follow with a dog conditioner whenever you are bathing a Poodle. Do not bathe the dog too often as Poodle's skin may get too dry with frequent baths. Always thoroughly dry your pet and his ears after each bath time. Wipe Poodle's ears with a soft, clean towel after bath or after swimming.

Dog shower attachment makes bathing your Poodle easier, especially if you own a Standard Poodle which is the largest Poodle type.

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