Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Trimming whiskers?

  1. #1
    Junior Member Junior Puppy Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    16

    Post

    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone ever tried trimming your dog's whiskers yourself? Cos my dog's whiskers are getting longer and longer making him look like a catfish! Can anyone help? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Full Member Full Dog Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Southlake, TX
    Posts
    122

    Post

    Freckles has the same whisker problem....looks like a catfish, as you say. She is a lot better about letting me trim her whiskers than she is trimming her nails. But, even so, it is not easy. What I have done is keep a pair of those small blunt nose sissors in the SUV, (and there is nothing she would rather do than lay on her pillow between us and look at everything,) I use the distraction to take snips as we ride along. People seeing us at stop signals probably wonder who the crazy gal is pruning her dog....but, so far it has worked better than any other method. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Lou in Texas

  3. #3
    Full Member Full Dog Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    80

    Post

    LOL, I like Freckles' distraction idea. I find some of the dogs I groom are better behaved when there is something going on outside of my room, they are focused on that rather than what I'm doing. But another thing I wanted to point out is she uses SMALL blunt nosed scissors. I find that when doing anything with a dogs face, the smaller the scissor the better they tolerate it.

  4. #4

    Post

    Well, the easiest option is to just leave them. They're there for a purpose, otherwise, unless you shave them flat off, they're going to be prickly.

  5. #5
    Junior Member Junior Puppy Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    16

    Question

    hi guys! Thanks for your ideas. I've tried trimming it once with a small scissors, but the whiskers end up being short and sharp, kinda like when you shave your legs and your hair grows out? hahaha! they end up prickly.

    So what should I do to avoid that? Also, how close to the skin do you cut it? Do you leave a little there or cut it as close to the skin as possible?

    Thanks.

  6. #6
    Full Member Full Dog Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Southlake, TX
    Posts
    122

    Post

    Dawn is right...shaving or Nair!!! But then you have a look that is worse than the "catfish whiskers"! I have NEVER cut whiskers on any of the many dogs we have had....but, then there is Freckles!!! Those white looooong whiskers just had to go. She looks like a coyote as it is. LOL They are prickly...but can't have it all.
    Lou in Texas

  7. #7
    Junior Member Junior Puppy Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    16

    Unhappy

    hi guys! Thanks for your input. i guess i'll just have to leave him looking like a catfish!!

Similar Threads

  1. trimming my cocker spaniel
    By punttheduck in forum Dog Grooming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-21-2006, 11:06 AM
  2. trimming a *****n frise
    By gsbbr in forum Dog Grooming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-01-2006, 09:33 PM
  3. Whiskers
    By doogie in forum Dog Training
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2004, 02:25 PM
  4. Trimming nails
    By fullhouse9873 in forum Dog Grooming
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-02-2004, 12:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •