Everyone has a bad hair day once in a while, but you can prevent this problem with your dog by trimming his coat when necessary. Certain types of dog coats need to be trimmed to keep them in shape and looking great, including medium- to long-coated dogs, curly-coated dogs, and wire-haired dogs. Ask a professional groomer to show you the proper technique for your dog breed so that you can copy it at home.
Medium to Long Coats
Wire-haired coats are stripped—a process in which dead hair is plucked out—to remove excess hair. Done properly, stripping is not painful, but this is another specialized task you’ll need a groomer to demonstrate. Magic Coat® 3-in-1 Scissors provide a thinning blade along with scissors that can help you trim your wire-haired dog. You should also use the scissors to trim excess hair around the paws, head, and anus.